Las Vegas Sands Corp meets mayor

Mayor Rob Ford met with billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson

Chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp in meeting with Toronto's mayor
When billionaire casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson is in town, it usually means something big is going down, and Canadian gamblers will be excited to hear that he recently met with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

With the possibility of a casino being introduced in the city having been bandied about in recent months, the presence of Adelson - chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sand Corp - at City Hall will certainly raise some eyebrows.

However, with fans of everything from poker to baccarat and blackjack keeping their ear to the ground for any news, Adelson did not give much away.

"There are a lot of ifs," he is said to have told reporters.

And according to Mayor Ford's press secretary, George Christopoulos, nothing has yet been decided.

"The mayor has said he would always keep an open mind to a casino as long as it was a good deal for taxpayers and in the best interests of the city," he said.

Mayor Meeting Billionaire Casino Owner