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Here’s Where Miriam Adelson Plans to Build a Casino in Dallas

Hint: it's actually in Irving.
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Remember where Texas Stadium once stood? Miriam Adelson and her Sands company own 100 acres right across the street. The Record-USA TODAY NETWORK

There are only two ways to explain why Mark Cuban sold the Dallas Mavericks to Miriam Adelson. Either he has no scruples, and, despite having previously inveighed against Donald Trump’s cult of personality, he jumped into bed with a huge Trump enabler because she’s his best shot at turning his billions of dollars into even more billions, or—

Sorry. There’s only one way to explain Cuban’s sale of the Mavs.

So where is that Mavericks Casino and Resort going to be built once the state of Texas bends the knee? I’ve got a good guess.

Remember where Texas Stadium once stood? Right across State Highway 114 from that site, there are about 108 acres that changed hands in July and are on the tax rolls for $22.5 million. The buyer? Dallas Central Appraisal District records indicate that it is an entity called Village Walk RE 2 LLC, whose address is 800 Capitol St., in Houston. That’s the address of the law firm Winston & Strawn. I doubt that Tom Fitzgerald, the firm’s chair, is bullish on Irving real estate. Moving along.

State of Texas records show that Village Walk RE 2 LLC has this taxpayer number: 32090694657. The mailing address for the account is 5420 S. Durango Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada. That also happens to be the address of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., which is owned by Miriam Adelson, the woman who now controls the Dallas Mavericks and who wrote in her Las Vegas newspaper that Trump should have his own book in the Bible.

To be perfectly clear: I do not enjoy the fact that Adelson now owns my favorite basketball team. And here’s what I think about the casino she’ll build in Irving.

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