TOKYO Feb 24 Las Vegas Sands Corp Chief
Executive Sheldon Adelson said on Monday his company was willing
to spend "whatever it takes" to set up a casino project in
Las Vegas Sands is considered a strong candidate to win a
license in Japan, should the country open its market to casino
gambling, in large part due to the success of its resort in
Singapore which has served as a model for Japanese lawmakers.
But with every major global operator targeting Japan,
competition is sure to be fierce. U.S.-based MGM Resorts
International, Malaysia's Genting Bhd and
Macau-based Melco Crown Entertainment are among those
also pushing hard for a crack at the market.