Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., will be honored with the G2E Asia Visionary Award during Global Gaming Expo Asia 2011.
The G2E Asia Visionary Award recognizes Adelson’s contributions to the gaming industry and key role in setting the stage for the next phase of gaming in Macau with the Sands Macao, the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the ongoing development of the Cotai Strip. Under his leadership, last year the company opened the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore, now one of the most profitable casinos in the world. The award will be presented to Adelson on June 8 at G2E Asia 2011, which is being held at the Venetian Macao, in Macau SAR, People’s Republic of China.
“During his six-decade career, Sheldon Adelson has made invaluable contributions to the gaming industry,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “His forward-thinking commitment to innovative business practices and revolutionary drive have drastically changed the way we look at the overall gaming experience in both the U.S. and Asia. We’re quite pleased to present him with the 2011 G2E Asia Visionary Award.”