Casino Industry Leaders Sponsor Pennsylvania Conference - Friday 3rd of February 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Two prominent names in the gamingindustry - Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Jefferies & Company, Inc. - will bePlatinum Sponsors of the 2nd annual Pennsylvania Gaming Congress, which takesplace March 6-7 here.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has established itself as a developer and operatorof world-class gaming resorts, including The Venetian, Sands Macao, and soon,The Palazzo and Venetian Macao. In Pennsylvania, Las Vegas Sands Corp. hasapplied for a Category 2 license for the purpose of developing a spectaculargaming resort in Bethlehem. Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a publicly traded hotel,gaming, resort and exhibition/convention company headquartered in Las Vegas.

"We are honored to be a strong supporter of the 2nd annual PennsylvaniaGaming Congress," said Andy Abboud, vice president of government relations andcommunity development, Las Vegas Sands Corp. "The annual Gaming Congress givesPennsylvania the chance to create an impressive gaming program by examiningthe opportunities as well as the challenges facing the state's emerging gamingindustry."

Jefferies, a global investment bank and institutional securities firmserving growing and mid-sized companies and their investors, provides capitalmarkets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage, research andasset management services across a broad range of industries. Jefferies is arespected advisor and underwriter for corporate clients and a top trader ofequity, high yield and convertible securities for institutional investors.Jefferies & Company, Inc. is the principal operating subsidiary of JefferiesGroup, Inc., a publicly traded holding company.

"Jefferies is deeply committed to the gaming industry, combining productand industry knowledge with established experience and relationships. Oursponsorship of the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress underscores this commitment,"said Chris M. Kanoff, Co-Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies. "Ourexperienced bankers provide corporate clients with creative solutions andaccess to the capital markets, while our sectorized traders provide superiortrade execution to gaming-centric investors."

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress, expected to attract 500 gaming-relatedprofessionals nationwide, takes place at the Whitaker Center. The conferenceincludes an evening cocktail reception, followed by an intensive daylongprogram featuring Pennsylvania gaming regulators, all six known Pennsylvaniaracino operators, Wall Street analysts, land-use and zoning experts, and aspecial diversity workshop.

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