TumblingBones
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January 12th, 2021 at 6:16:06 AM permalink
Sheldon Adelson, Republican kingmaker and casino magnate, has died at 87
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DRich
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January 12th, 2021 at 8:20:46 AM permalink
Very sad. Although he was controversial politically, he was always very nice to me. I met him in the early 1990's when he was getting ready to sell Comdex. I thought it was interesting and insightful that he sold Comdex and then built the biggest convention center. He thought it would be more profitable to rent out convention space as opposed to running the conventions.
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TDVegas
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January 12th, 2021 at 8:48:18 AM permalink
Sheldon could make a successful business plan in his sleep. True entrepreneur.

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Wizard
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January 12th, 2021 at 9:36:23 AM permalink
Having worked for him for a short time, I can say he treated his employees well, happily, with no union to pressure him. Very good health insurance, which I was fortunate to Cobra after my short time there. When I was in the hospital for three days and nearly died I was fortunate to still be covered by it.

Brilliant business man, especially in his younger years. When I was at the Venetian building a property in Spain was being strongly considered. I think he was probably right to drop that idea, but what do I know?

Fun Fact: I live just a mile from his house.
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January 12th, 2021 at 3:44:47 PM permalink
Here is my Facebook post for today.

Quote: Wizard

Today we lost one of the giants in world of gaming, my former boss Sheldon Adelson. This picture, which I took in 2014, was the closest I ever got.

I hope history records that he was very generous to his employees and didn't need a union do so. The health care was outstanding, which fortunately covered me while I was struggling for my life for three days in Summerlin hospital. The employee cafeterias were better than most hotel restaurants and probably my favorite part of the job. He should also be remembered for the annual "Salute Our Troops," where he gave hundreds of wounded veterans a free vacation with no spending limit.

Not everyone agreed with him on everything, but nobody can deny he was a brilliant and successful entrepreneur who built among the best hotel/casinos in the world.



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speedycrap
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January 12th, 2021 at 3:59:24 PM permalink
RIP. One day, i will go to a casino you run in another Universe. Make sure you give me bettor odds and comp please.
DJTeddyBear
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January 12th, 2021 at 4:38:22 PM permalink
Very nicely said.

Closest you ever got? Does that mean they never had to drag you into the boss' office?
LOL

That photo looks like it might have been taken at a G2E when he was one of the speakers, or something like that.
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VladAlex1
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January 12th, 2021 at 6:59:47 PM permalink
It is correct
The photo is taken at G2E 2014
Here is a best part (imo) of him in video
https://youtu.be/ROKH1mW2lsY?t=3202
I壇 rather have to be a lucky player than good one.

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