Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) stock is down by 25% from its highs of the last year, mostly because weak gaming demand in Macau is hurting the company's revenue and profits. However, the problems in Macau should be temporary by nature, and the region offers explosive potential for growth over the years ahead. The following slideshow takes a look at Las Vegas Sands, the reason for the decline and the risks and opportunities for investors.

 
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