CASINO HOT NEWS Richest man in the world, Sheldon Adelson dies 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 1,940 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. About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues 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. See author's posts 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 CASINO HISTORY How Al Capone established a gambling underworld in Chicago 7 hours ago Szarlot CASINO ONLINE Unbelievable facts about casinos and gambling 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS Apex African iGaming: Unmatched Regional Event Lineup for 2024 2 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International new Earl of Black Pearl crowned 5 days ago Samuel CASINO Casino Etiquette: How to act like a high roller 1 week ago Szarlot EXPERTS HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Africa’s Digital Future and the Rise of Mobile Gaming 1 week ago Samuel CASINO UGANDA The rise of online slots in pop culture 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING HOT NEWS WORLD NEWS The Legal Landscape of Sports Betting 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO NIGERIA How Casinos Are Different In Various Countries? 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING HOT NEWS NIGERIA The online betting epidemic 3 weeks ago Szarlot CASINO TANZANIA EGT Installs its Gaming Equipments at Grand Palace Casino in Cameroon 4 weeks ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA South Africa based Zimbabwe pastor shot dead 4 weeks ago Samuel 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. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.