The new year’s fresh bouquet of Chris Brown headlines (sample: “Chris Brown allegedly punched woman in the eye at Palms hotel in Las Vegas”) nicely underlined Tovin Lapan’s tough piece about alleged celebrity abusers in our January issue.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is leaving after a week of turmoil sparked by the sale of Nevada's largest newspaper to the family of casino magnate and Republican party kingmaker Sheldon Adelson.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge is keeping sealed a legal exhibit that a newspaper, a union and a Washington, DC-based advocacy group sought to make public in a closely-watched wrongful termination case against casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sands China Ltd.
Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson has quickly developed a reputation as the go-to guy for Republican finance directors. And, according to a new report on the Politico Web site, he is reveling in his new role.
At the height of the economic downturn shares in Las Vegas Sands dipped by as much as 80%. Through those tough times however Sands CEO, Sheldon Adelson resisted refinancing the company's debt and insisted Sands shares would rebound eventually.
Comedy host Stephen Colbert thrust the term "Super PAC" into America's headlights by mocking the groups known for funding political candidates, so long as they're not "coordinating" with the candidates. Mitt Romney supporters formed a Super PAC that's brought in over $30 million, and Newt Gingrich's Super PAC helped fund the ads that fueled his South Carolina win. So how powerful and effective are Super PACs? Is the one with the most money the key to winning an election? And how will funding from Sheldon Adelson and other Las Vegans turn the tide of the election and the face of Super PACs?
The lobby for the legalization of online poker just got smacked by what could be its greatest opponent: Sheldon Adelson. He has come out against online poker, saying that he doesn't believe the technology is there to protect against underage gamblers.