Vegas' Latest Long Shot

The Venetian will charge top rates in a city awash in hotels

It's nearing 7 p.m. on Friday, and Sheldon Adelson is eating frozen yogurt on his private Gulfstream III, heading from Las Vegas to Van Nuys, Calif. The 64-year-old Adelson, the man who made nearly a billion dollars off selling the Comdex computer show, has one more mission for the day: to check out a faux-Italian mural that will grace the ceiling of Las Vegas' newest swank hotel, the Venetian.

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