Everyone knows Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) is one of the biggest and most profitable casino gambling operations in the world. Not only does it have two world-class casinos in the United States' gambling mecca of Las Vegas, but it is also one of the key players in the world's biggest gaming markets: Macau and Singapore. Investors would be forgiven for thinking that the company makes plenty of money owning properties like The Palazzo stateside and The Venetian Macau in China, but the company doesn't stop there: It is also one of the largest mall operators in the world. Motley Fool consumer goods analyst Sean O'Reilly digs into Las Vegas Sands operations and details why Las Vegas Sands is so successful: what it does beyond traditional gaming operations. 

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