VEGASINC:

This year’s induction ceremony for the Gaming Hall of Fame will have a distinctive Venetian flavor as the American Gaming Association salutes two mainstays of the Strip property Tuesday night.

Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., will be joined by one of the resort’s entertainment icons, Blue Man Group, in a ceremony and charity dinner benefiting the National Center for Responsible Gaming at the Venetian….

The inductions will bring the total membership of the Hall of Fame to 74 since the first ceremony in 1989. Each year since then, the association has honored between one and five industry leaders from the casino, entertainment and culinary worlds.

Adelson, who seems to be at the top of his game with major successes in Macau and Singapore and one of the top properties in Las Vegas, is credited with developing and exploiting the meetings and convention business at his properties.

The Venetian and Palazzo properties on the Strip cater to a blend of tourists and business travelers with the hook of all-suite accommodations, celebrity-chef restaurants, big-name entertainment, extensive retail and top-drawer spa and fitness facilities.

“Sheldon Adelson truly is one of our industry’s greatest innovators,” said Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. “Without him, the gaming industry that our customers have come to expect would not exist.”