The Health of One of GOP's Biggest Donors Is 'Dire'

The Health of One of GOP's Biggest Donors Is 'Dire'

The Health of One of GOP's Biggest Donors Is 'Dire'

Las Vegas Sands Corporation has confirmed media reports regarding the ill-health of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, which have appeared across a number of news outlets. Las Vegas Sands' current Macau gaming rights are due to expire in 2022.

Bloomberg reported that Mr Adelson had for some time suffered from a condition called peripheral neuropathy, that makes it hard for him to walk.

"These side effects have restricted his availability to travel or keep regular office hours", Reese was quoted by Bloomberg.

Adelson, typically a regular on company conference calls, missed one on January 23. Sands President Robert Goldstein said at the time that Adelson was "a little bit under the weather".

According to statements by Reese to Bloomberg, Mr. Adelson is expected to return to his regular schedule when he has completed his treatment.

Las Vegas Sands runs casinos in the United States, Macau and Singapore.

Adelson is also known for his liberal political donations.

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In the 2016 campaign, the Adelsons emerged as major financial supporters of Donald Trump's presidential ambitions, donating $20 million to a pro-Trump super PAC. He was the No. 1 contributor to outside spending groups in the last US election, with all of his $122.3 million going to conservatives, according to His father was a Boston cab driver. Adelson's casino enterprise had a special focus on the convention business.

Adelson's health update was also provided at a court where he had to make a personal appearance.

The judge said Mr Adelson would be exempted from testifying if his doctor gave sworn testimony that his patient was too ill.

Adelson, his wife, Miriam, and trusts for the benefit of their children own 55 percent of Sands shares.

Adelson, 85, is still dealing with side effects from the medication he's taking for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, said Ron Reese, the company's spokesman. But Adelson rejects Suen's claim saying that he has not procured any crucial approval to warrant any payment.

Mr Suen's lawyers have pressed for Mr Adelson to testify.

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