Billionaire Adelson talks at UNLV about success

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson says success comes to people willing to take risks and break free from the status quo.

The 80-year-old CEO's advice came Monday during a talk at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The school is hosting a leadership discussion series called "Conversations on Being Successful."

Adelson's company, the Las Vegas Sands, owns the Venetian and Palazzo casinos and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, and operates even larger casinos in the lucrative Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

Forbes ranks Adelson the ninth richest person in the world.

Adelson also used his talk to speak out against online gambling, which he says will exploit vulnerable people. He frames the debate as a moral issue and has bankrolled the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.

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