Sheldon Adelson sees casino opportunities in North Korea
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Sheldon Adelson sees casino opportunities in North Korea

Kim Jong Un visited the tycoon’s Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino while in Singapore last month; says he wants his country to increase its income from tourism

Sheldon Adelson at the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Sheldon Adelson at the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson hopes to “open up his business” in North Korea if President Donald Trump can end the longstanding military conflict between the rogue country and its southern neighbor.

Adelson, the longtime Jewish and Republican megadonor, made the comment late last month at an event organized by Taglit-Birthright Israel in Jerusalem, according to a report in Casino News Daily.

Adelson, who pitched in heavily to Trump’s 2016 campaign, said he hopes the president helps “North and South Korea finish the war.”

Kim Jong Un visited Adelson’s Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino while in Singapore last month for his summit with Trump.

This image made from video released by KRT on June 14, 2018, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sitting in a red velvet chair in his suite at the St. Regis hotel before his summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore, June 12, 2018. (KRT via AP Video)

The North Korean leader has made it clear that increasing tourism dollars are a priority, and he wants his country’s planned Wonsam-Kalma “tourist zone” — complete with a resort catered to international visitors — finished by April.

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