LAS VEGAS (AP) — The American Gaming Association says Las Vegas Sands Corp. chairman and chief executive Sheldon Adelson will be inducted into the organization’s Gaming Hall of Fame.

The Washington, D.C.-based association calls Adelson a gambling industry innovator and a leader in his Las Vegas-based company’s entry into the Asian casino market with properties in Macau and Singapore.

The association said in a statement Monday that the Blue Man Group performance troupe and celebrity chef Charlie Palmer also will be inducted into the hall of fame during the 23rd annual awards dinner Nov. 1 at the Sands’ Venetian resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Sun reports casino owners, gambling legends and pioneers have gotten the AGA honor previously, including Steve Wynn, Jackie Gaughan, Bill Harrah, Sam Boyd and Bill Bennett.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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