Las Vegas Sands Corp , the world's largest casino operator, posted a better-than-expected 26 percent rise in revenue, driven by its Macau and Singapore operations.

The company run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, which derives the bulk of its income from Asia, reported third-quarter revenue of $2.41 billion versus $1.91 billion a year earlier, exceeding an average forecast for $2.34 billion according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

(Reporting by Edwin Chan; Editing by Richard Chang)