Las Vegas Sands’ Adelson takes medical leave of absence

Las Vegas Sands chairman and chief executive Sheldon Adelson will take a medical leave of absence after resuming undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with president and chief operating officer Robert G. Goldstein stepping into both roles.


Las Vegas Sands did not reveal the length of the leave of absence.

Adelson founded Las Vegas Sands in 1988 after he led the purchase of the Sands Casino. The business soon built the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The Sands Casino was then demolished 1996, to be replaced with the Venetian, which opened in 1999.

Adelson – who is 87 years old – then played a major role in Macau’s transformation into the world’s largest gambling destination.

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