Las Vegas Sands Chief Testifying In Macau Concession Lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson returns to the
witness stand Friday in a Nevada court to testify in a civil lawsuit filed by a Hong Kong businessman.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its chairman deny owing Richard Suen
and Round Square Co. millions of dollars for help that Suen says he
provided to win a casino concession in the Chinese gambling enclave
of Macau in 2002.

Adelson, 74, told the eight-person Clark County District Court jury Thursday that he first met Suen in 2000, but didn't believe at he time there was any opportunity for casino expansion in Macau.

China later broke a Macau casino monopoly held by Hong Kong
billionaire Stanley Ho, and allowed other companies to build esorts.

Las Vegas Sands opened its Venetian Macao in August 2007.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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