2018/07/09

Mr. Trump's sponsor casino tycoon Adelson "want to open a casino in North Korea"

U.S. casino news Daily reported on Thursday (local time) that Sheldon Adelson, the world's top three casino conglomerate that used to be a sponsor of President Donald Trump, expressed its desire to expand its casino business in North Korea.

Adelson and his wife attended a charity event in Jerusalem, Israel, late last month, saying, " I hope that President Trump will not end the North Korean war in order to go there again. "

Adelson, a Jewish native, is the founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands. According to Forbes, the total assets of Adelson are estimated to be 40 billion dollars. Adelson also owns the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited during a night tour of Singapore on the eve of the June 12 summit.

Adelson was one of President Trump's major economic sponsors. He donated 25 million U.S. dollars during the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Trump. 

Adelson runs casinos in Macau, Singapore and has recently expanded to Japan and Brazil.
Sheldon Adelson (right), CEO of Las Vegas Sands, speaks with his wife at a charity event in Jerusalem, Israel, late last month.
Sheldon Adelson (right), CEO of Las Vegas Sands, speaks with his wife at a charity event in Jerusalem, Israel, late last month.


Earlier, North Korea continued to show interest in the casino business. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered Wonsan International to build a world-class hotel and casino in May. This is to attract foreign tourists including Korea and Japan. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's letter sent to President Trump in June reportedly included a request to support Wonsan casino.