The casino mogul who controls the casino operator Las Vegas Sands is also one of the major donors of the Republican Party
US.- After many days of speculations surrounding the purchase of Las Vegas Review-Journal, the largest circulation newspaper in the state of Nevada, the mystery was solved: the new owner is casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s family.
According to many reports, Adelson’s son-in-law, Patrick Dumont, orchestrated the US$140 million deal. After the purchase, no owner was made public and Adelson’s team refused to state any comment. Dumont is senior vice president at Las Vegas Sands Corp., of which Adelson is chairman and CEO.
The deal raises many concerns considering that 2016 is an election year in North America and because the Las Vegas Review-Journal is considered one of the most influential newspapers in a key early primary swing state. The casino mogul, who is also one of the top Republican Party donors, met last week with the GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, one of the front runners in the race to the Republican nomination, to discuss support for Israel, one of the issues of vital importance for Adelson.