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Old 02-13-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Well i kinda meant north west europe tbh.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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How the heck is Northwestern Europe like a mini America give us proof for once to back it up!! Do you ever think before you type??
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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How the heck is Northwestern Europe like a mini America give us proof for once to back it up!! Do you ever think before you type??
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Personally I think Europe is becoming a min-America.

Just seen pictures of these new skyscapers in London and I am surprised. Lots going up and lots planned. By 2018 the city will look very different to what it looked 10 years ago.
Read that.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Yeah same thing becoming whatever. Give us proof on that.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 40º43 N
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http://sands.synapticdigital.com/GLO...5-c4f0160ff575

PRESS RELEASES
Las Vegas Sands No Longer Pursuing Spain Development, Will Continue Aggressive Pursuit of Opportunities in Asia
13-Dec-2013
LAS VEGAS, NV -- After months of on-going discussions with various levels of the Spanish government and continued internal due diligence, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) said today that a formal proposal to invest more than $30 billion to develop a series of integrated resorts in Madrid, Spain will not be forthcoming from the company.

"We have reiterated time and again that our internal development process would dictate the outcome of a proposed development in Spain. That process has been extremely thorough and while the government and many others have worked diligently on this effort, we do not see a path in which the criteria needed to move forward with this large-scale development can be reached. As a result we will no longer be pursuing this opportunity," said Las Vegas Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson.

"We are thankful to the many people who have devoted time and energy in an attempt to bring this development to fruition. The government of Spain, specifically the Regional Government of Madrid, has continuously pursued this opportunity with the interests of the Spanish people in mind and they should be commended for their efforts," said Michael Leven, the company's president and chief operating officer.

"As chairman and CEO, my role is not only creating a vision for the company's future, it is also fulfilling it in a way that best represents the interests of our shareholders. Developing integrated resorts in Europe has been a vision of mine for years, but there is a time and place for everything and right now our focus is on encouraging Asian countries, like Japan and Korea, to dramatically enhance their tourism offering through the development of integrated resorts there," concluded Mr. Adelson.


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European people dislike waste their money in black jack, roulette and more.
We don't need anything like this, **** them!
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Seriously, it would have worked if Europeans were not broke. Spain have Ibiza and Barcelona, the Cancun(s) of Europe, they could have hosted a European Vegas.
But close to Madrid ? It doesn't fit at all the image of Madrid, a beautiful and more family oriented city. Barcelona outskirts would have been a better idea. Or an island in the Adriatic sea, something like that.
Just look at how much Europeans spend in online gambling and poker and tell me again they don't like money games.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 40º43 N
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Seriously, it would have worked if Europeans were not broke. Spain have Ibiza and Barcelona, the Cancun(s) of Europe, they could have hosted a European Vegas.
Such a bad thing!
We don't want to break down our tobacco law!
It would be absurd to pretend that Sheldon Adelson may impose to every Spaniard unhabitant some high cost by socializing losses if his business doesn't work well.

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Old 12-13-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I despise Vegas—but at least it’s in the middle of nowhere. Putting something like that so close to a major European capital is a bad idea.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I think it's not a real copy of real Las vegas. By the way not many Europeans or at least Spaniards go to the US to see Las Vegas or Disney, or at least not with that unique purpose. The weird idea about "Europe is copying..." it quite funny for me lol.
The name must be to atract more people...

About the projects, I HOPE it brings employment and money.
For Brits Orlando is one of the most popular destinations. I don't think they're going there to check out its amazing downtown lol.

For many international tourists vegas is a highlight at least. I mean its not my style either but in a way I'm glad its there, its unique and interesting for a short visit.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I'm against. Going to casinos doesn't fit at all in European culture. The "las Vegas" spirit doesn't fit in any European palce, especially not Madrid. I don't think Madrid, which is already the third biggest European city, in the heart of one of the most interesting cultural areas of Europe doesn't need this kind of developpements. There could have been lots of other investments (science parks, world-class universities, or even theme parks based on more cultural stuff) more able to bling job than this superficial project (which I think will never be able to attract many tourist). I'd prefer 10000 times going to Madrid to feel the spanish culture, going to Toledo, Segovia orthe Escurial than this "Las Vegas"...

PS: the Eurodisney project in Paris suburb was supposed to boost jobs also. The parc as almost being in bankrupcy in the 90's, and is still now much below the job expections that were made. This would be worse in Madrid's "las vegas".
Well wasn't Monte Carlo known for gambling before Vegas was even built? I think EuroDisney is good. It gives Europeans who can't afford or don't want to go to America the Disney experience. Remember the kids too, who may want fun rides rather than dusty old museums.
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