Former Sands Exec Details Deal Making in Macau

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Former Sands Exec Details Deal Making in Macau

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - During his second day of testimony, the former president of casino giant Las Vegas Sands detailed how the company gained its foothold in China.

William Weidner is one of the star witnesses in a breach of contract case brought by Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen.

Suen says he helped Sands win a gambling license in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.

Sands says it won entry to Macau on its own merits.

During his first day on the stand, Weidner took a few shots at Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, who was his boss for 14 years.

On Thursday, the former Sands president detailed the pains Sands took to get to know Chinese officials and learn about the Chinese regulatory system.

He suggested Suen played a minor role in the process.

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