CASINO HOT NEWS Richest man in the world, Sheldon Adelson dies 5 days ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 80 At one point the third richest man in the world, Sheldon Adelson brought singing gondoliers to the Las Vegas Strip and went all-in betting Asia would be a bigger jackpot than Sin City. He was the son of Jewish immigrants, who over the second half of his life became one of the world’s richest men, with Forbes ranking him No. 15 in the US in 2018, worth an estimated $35.5 billion. Blunt yet secretive, the squatly-built Adelson resembled an old-fashioned political boss and stood apart from most American Jews, who for decades have supported Democrats by wide margins. He was considered the nation’s most influential Republican donor over the final years of his life, at times setting records for individual contributions during a given election cycle. Throughout, he helped ensure that uncritical support of Israel became a pillar of the party’s platform, never more visibly demonstrated than when the Trump administration relocated the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018. The inflammatory move had been adamantly opposed by Palestinians and was long a priority for Adelson, who had even offered to help pay for it, and for the Republican Jewish Coalition, of which he was the primary benefactor. When asked at a gambling conference what he hoped his legacy would be, Adelson said it wasn’t his glitzy casinos or hotels, it was his impact in Israel. He donated $25 million, a record sum for a private citizen, to Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and established a think tank in Jerusalem. He was closely aligned with the conservative Likud party and funded a widely-read free daily newspaper called “Israel Hayom,” or “Israel Today,” so supportive of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that some Israelis nicknamed it “Bibi-ton.” Adelson was married twice. He and his first wife, Sandra, were divorced in 1988. Three years later, he married Miriam Farbstein-Ochshorn, an Israeli-born doctor he met on a blind date and whom many believe helped deepen his involvement with Israel. Their honeymoon trip to Venice inspired Adelson to raze the historic Sands hotel-casino, once a favourite hangout for Frank Sinatra among others, and replace them with a pair of massive complexes: The Venetian and The Palazzo, one of the city’s tallest buildings. Sheldon Adelson adopted his first wife’s three children and had two children with his second wife. Among numerous philanthropic projects, he and Miriam Adelson were especially committed to the research and treatment of substance abuse, a personal cause for Sheldon Adelson, after his son Mitchell, from his first marriage, died of an overdose in 2005. Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: die, Las Vegas, Sheldon Andelson Continue Reading Previous Cryptocurrency trends in African online casinosNext Hurdles facing Africa broadband Covid-19 era-role iGaming industry More Stories GABON HOT NEWS Gabon Economically Stable For iGaming Investment 10 hours ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS HOT NEWS Hurdles facing Africa broadband Covid-19 era-role iGaming industry 5 days ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS HOT NEWS Cryptocurrency trends in African online casinos 7 days ago Peter Situma CASINO EXPERTS Which games at online casinos are the hardest to play? 7 days ago Fahad Luyzburg CASINO WORLD NEWS Plans for luxury resort in Las Vegas on former Clarion site are underway 1 week ago Iwo Bulski CASINO ONLINE Casino games that are not as popular as they ought in Africa 1 week ago Mary Ngaruiya HOT NEWS NIGERIA Why Africans are loving crypto 1 week ago Adeleye Awakan CASINO EXPERTS The best reasons to play Roulette online! 2 weeks ago Fahad Luyzburg EXPERTS HOT NEWS Internet Cost Hindering Africa iGaming Industry 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan CASINO WORLD NEWS England gambling venues forced to close until at least mid-February 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski CASINO ONLINE 5 Health Benefits for Bingo Players 2 weeks ago Mary Ngaruiya HOT NEWS ONLINE The Influx of Sports Betting Propel Cashless Policy in Africa 2 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.