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Venetian Macao hosts football match

26 April 2007

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), parent company of The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, announced today that The Venetian Macao will serve as the title sponsor of The Venetian Macao Cup -- a football (soccer) match pitting English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United against the Chinese Super League's Shenzhen Football Club.

The battle for The Venetian Macao Cup will take place on July 23 at Macao Stadium. It will mark Manchester United's first ever appearance in Macao and their only appearance in China as part of the team's Asia Tour 2007.

"We are very proud to be the title sponsor of this great event and play a role in bringing Manchester United to Macao for the first time. Presenting a world-class game like this gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase another spectacular one-of-a-kind sporting event, especially one that caters to the region's passion for football," said William P. Weidner, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. "Coupled with our partnership of the NBA China Games 2007, The Venetian Macao is certainly on its way to offering the region unique options that will undoubtedly bring prominence to Macao and more importantly, cement the location as a preeminent destination for sports and entertainment events."

At a press conference in Macao announcing the match, Weidner said The Venetian Macao Cup represents the first salvo in a variety of events centered around the much-anticipated opening of The Venetian Macao - Macao's first true mega resort.

"As promised, we will continue to seek out interesting and relevant partnerships that will give the people of the area a chance to experience truly great entertainment," said Weidner. "We are looking forward to opening The Venetian Macao and wowing guests with our incredible combination of shopping, dining, entertainment, leisure, and recreation options."

The Venetian Macao will be one of the largest hotels in Asia and will be Macao's first true mega-resort. It will feature 3,000 all-suite rooms, 1.2 million-square feet of meeting, convention and exhibition space, world-class entertainment in a 15,000-seat arena, and an impressive array of dining, shopping, and recreation options.

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