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    • Lorraine Gates

      Sheldon Adelson - net worth: $26.5 billion. The majority share owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino empire was dealt a losing hand at the political poker table in November. The Republican money man gave at least $53 million in super PAC donations to Mitt Romney and a slew of congressional candidates. Despite the political defeats, his casinos continue to win: Shares of LVS are up more than 20% since the summer.

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      Sheldon Adelson Sets New US Political Donation Record, over 3 times the previous amount

    • Teena Nunn

      WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has set a new record in political donations by giving $ 70 million to help Republicans in the 2012 elections, nearly triple the previous highest amount, according to news outlet Politico on Monday.

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