LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino titan Sheldon Adelson is attending a special GOP caucus for religious voters who observe the Saturday Sabbath after denying that he had anything to do with the Las Vegas event.

GOP officials announced last month they would hold the caucus at a Jewish private school founded by Adelson after he complained that some Jewish voters were being excluded from the regular Saturday morning caucuses.

Adelson denied that he inspired the Saturday night caucus and his spokesman told reporters this week that he could not attend the special caucus because he was not an Orthodox Jew who observed the Sabbath.

Adelson is a Jewish philanthropist who owns the Venetian and Palazzo casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

He also gave $10 million to a super PAC backing Newt Gingrich.

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