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  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Las Vegas. Several possible GOP presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas as Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire casino magnate, looks for a new favorite to help on the 2016 race for the White House. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Chris Christie apologizes for ‘occupied territories’ remark

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized to Sheldon Adelson on Saturday after he referred to the West Bank as "occupied territories" during a speech at an Republican Jewish Coalition event.

  • Walker heads to Vegas with possible 2016 hopefuls

    Gov. Scott Walker and a host of possible presidential hopefuls for 2016 are headed to Las Vegas for a high-profile Republican meeting at a casino owned by a billionaire who made the second-highest single campaign donation in Wisconsin history.

  • This screen shot provided by the Las Vegas Review Journal shows the Sands web site that was hacked on Monday Feb. 10, 2014. A Nevada gambling regulator said Thursday that the hackers who knocked down all Las Vegas Sands websites for two days and counting did not steal any patron data, including credit card information. Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman A.G. Burnett said regulators' first priority after the world's largest casino operator was hacked Monday was to ensure the safety of player information and the integrity of the gambling systems.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

    Sands: Hacking went further than email, websites

    Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Tuesday that hacking into their websites and internal systems last week went deeper than the company had previously known.

  • Sands websites restored a week after hacking

    Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. has restored its websites a week after they were hacked.

  • Websites of Venetian, Palazzo casinos hacked

    Hackers breached the websites of all Las Vegas Sands Corp. websites Tuesday morning, and the home pages of some of the world's largest casinos remained down through the day.

  • **FILE** Donald Trump speaks at the 124th Annual Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Novi, Mich., on May 21, 2013. (Associated Press/The Detroit News)

    Billionaires brawl over the future of online gambling

    Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate and GOP megadonor, is raising the stakes in the battle over online gambling by throwing his financial muscle behind a national campaign to end Internet gambling altogether. That puts him at odds with a number of fellow billionaires.

  • Online gambling now offered in New Jersey

    New Jersey became the third state in the U.S. and the biggest venue to legalize and offer online gambling to the public.

  • Adelson (AP photo)

    Big PAC donors find cash isn’t king

    Even Sheldon Adelson only gets to vote once.

  • Spaniards protest creation of Vegas-style casinos

    Around 200 people in downtown Madrid are protesting a project that aims to build six casinos and 12 hotels and create jobs in a country where unemployment is more than 20 percent.

  • ** FILE ** Sheldon Adelson. (AP Photo, File)

    Rivals don't rip Gingrich's big donor

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's biggest financial backer, billionaire Las Vegas casino tycoon and staunch Israel promoter Sheldon Adelson, is proving a mixed blessing with GOP voters for his favorite candidate, but to date Mr. Gingrich's presidential rivals have studiously refrained from making the donor a campaign issue.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks in Delray Beach, Fla., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Rivals hold their fire on big Gingrich funder

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's biggest financial backer, billionaire Las Vegas casino tycoon and staunch Israel promoter Sheldon Adelson, is proving a mixed blessing with GOP voters for his favorite candidate, but to date Mr. Gingrich's presidential rivals have studiously refrained from making the donor a campaign issue.

  • Gingrich donor is casino mogul, Israeli hardliner

    He's an ardent supporter of Israel. A megabillionaire casino mogul whose Las Vegas Sands Corp. is under federal investigation. And the self-proclaimed "richest Jew in the world."

  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich answers a question during a Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Billionaire gives $5M to pro-Gingrich group

    A Las Vegas billionaire has contributed $5 million to an independent group backing Newt Gingrich, breathing new life into the former House speaker's struggling campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and casting renewed attention on the role of such groups in the 2012 contest.

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