Wynn-Adelson Vegas rivalry ended in Macau

Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson and wife Dr Miriam Adelson (center) at the April 2012 opening of Sands Cotai Central in Macau, with then Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai-on (left) and then Las Vegas Sands president and chief operating officer Michael Leven.

Las Vegas visionaries Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn took separate routes to revolutionizing the Strip while ragging on each other. When their paths brought them to Macau, the Adelson -Wynn rivalry was expected to continue. Instead it fizzled, amid their radically different approaches to the great gaming opportunity of their lifetimes.

Former US diplomat and broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is Asia editor at large at ICE365, a contributor to Forbes, columnist for Asia Times and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook, Twitter @MuhammadCohen and LinkedIn.


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