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GAMING MAGNATE SHELDON ADELSON AND WIFE MIRIAM ATTEND OPENING OF SANDS MACAO.
Croupiers line up to greet gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson (2nd R) and his wife Miriam (3rd R) during the opening of Sands Macao in Macau May 18, 2004. Adelson threw open the doors to his sprawling new casino in the former Portuguese enclave on Tuesday, breaking a lucrative monopoly on the business held by powerful local tycoon Stanley Ho for the last 40 years. The 100,000-square-metre casino and entertainment complex, a $240 million project including 319 table games, 600 slot machines, 18 restaurants, bars and entertainment venues owned by Adelson's Las Vegas Sands, is expected to lead a wave of new casino developments off the coast of mainland China. REUTERS/Bobby Yip BY/CP