Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) delivered lower-than-expected sales and earnings for the second quarter of 2014. However, this was mostly because of weakness in the VIP segment from external factors. Las Vegas Sands is still performing strongly, positioned for growth, and attractively valued in comparison to peers such as Melco Crown (NASDAQ:MPEL) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN). Is short-term weakness in Las Vegas Sands a buying opportunity?

The slideshow below contains some ideas for investors willing to explore the possibility of making an opportunistic bet in Las Vegas Sands.

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