Land Based Gambling Mogul Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on February 11, 2021 at 1:02am

The death of billionaire power broker and land-based gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson in January 2021 has caused many to speculate whether the GOP giant is still the wealthiest land-based casino owner on the block. Or whether this particular honour may soon belong to online casino owners.

Born in 1933 to parents of Lithuanian Jewish and Ukrainian Jewish ancestry, with his father no more but a humble cab driver, Adelson would ultimately go on to rise from out of the ashes of a poverty-stricken Boston upbringing to becoming one of the richest men in the world. The casino mogul is the founder of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and was in fact the company’s very first employee.

He would over the course of his career grow the world-famous land-based gambling and entertainment brand into a company larger than life, and with an impressive 5,000 employees. Just before his death, Forbes valued Adelson at an incredible $33 billion US dollars.

Leaving Behind A Legacy

But while Adelson focused the bulk of his efforts on the land-based gambling industry, his is a legacy not removed from the online casino sector in terms of what online casino owners might learn from the life and career of the legend.

Adelson realised the incredible pulling power of quality games and exceptional customer service. He took a special interest in bestowing upon his customers the fullness of the experience, something many believe to have been the real magic and secret behind his phenomenal success in business. Online gambling Canada operators, and indeed those around the world can take a leaf out of Adelson’s book, and it will almost certainly improve their business.

Online Mogul Denise Coates

It’s no surprise then that some of the most popular founder-owners of legal online casino Canada sites share many common values with the late land-based gambling mogul.

One of the longest-serving online gambling operators is Bet365, which was founded and is joint-managed by Denise Coates. Bet365 is an incredible story of online gambling success and facilitates more than $65 million in wagers each and every year. The brand online casino Canada enthusiasts can easily access has been in operation since 2000. Today, it boasts nearly 7 million customers from more than 200 countries.

Coates, just like Adelson did, believes in a people-based approach, but with a decent dose of business sense and sheer grit and tenacity added to the mix. It’s no surprise, then, that she now earns at least three times more than the CEO of tech-giant Apple. Her determination is considered unmatched in the world of online casinos and gaming entertainment. She could well be the “next” Sheldon Adelson.