Las Vegas Sands’ Sheldon Adelson passes away

Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands. Credits:
Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands. Credits:

Las Vegas Sands’ Chairman and Founder Sheldon Adelson has passed away.

US.- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller issued the following statement on the passing of Las Vegas Sands Founder and Chairman Sheldon Adelson:

“Today’s passing of Sheldon Adelson is a tremendous loss to the gaming community. Mr. Adelson, founder and chairman of Las Vegas Sands, was a true visionary and pioneer of modern casino gaming for more than three decades. From Las Vegas and Pennsylvania to Macao and Singapore, his mark is indelible.

“I had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Adelson for more than 15 years, long before joining the American Gaming Association (AGA). It is his leadership and generosity that stand out the most to me. There’s no greater example of this than serving his community and prioritizing his employees’ well-being during the last year as our country and industry grappled with the global pandemic.

“On behalf of the AGA, I share our deepest sympathies with Dr. Adelson, the Adelson family, and our gaming colleagues at Las Vegas Sands. May his memory be a blessing.”

Last week, Las Vegas Sands announced that Sheldon Adelson took leave of absence to undergo cancer treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and COO Rob Goldstein would step in as acting chairman and CEO.

In this article: