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2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 18 - Chen Lip Keong 18 Chen Lip Keong CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORNagaCorp POWER SCORE1,234 LAST YEAR20 CLAIMS TO FAME • Casino monopoly within 200 kilometers of Phnom Penh runs to 2035, license to 2065. • Owns 65% of first gaming company ever listed in Hong Kong • NagaWorld extension Naga2 debuted in Novemb...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:39

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 17 - Han Chang-woo 17 Han Chang-woo CHAIRMAN AND CEOMaruhan Group POWER SCORE1,292 LAST YEAR19 CLAIMS TO FAME • Top moneymaker in Japan’s estimated US$30 billion pachinko market • Company celebrated 60th anniversary in May, all under Mr Han’s leadership   Pachinko may be dying, but Japan’s unique p...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:35

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 16 - Kevin Kelley 16 Kevin Kelley CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERGalaxy Entertainment Group POWER SCORE1,304 LAST YEAR11 CLAIMS TO FAME • Helped launch the Venetian Macao in 2007 • Decades of experience in senior management, specializing in mass market A key man in maintaining Galaxy Entertainment Group’s (GEG) ...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:32

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 15 - Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges 15 Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERHong Kong Jockey Club POWER SCORE1,313 LAST YEAR17 CLAIMS TO FAME • Driving force behind the modernization and revitalization of the HKJC • Has helped HKJC become Hong Kong’s biggest employer Twelve months after its annual turnover ...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:28

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 14 - Pansy Ho 14 Pansy Ho CO-CHAIRPERSON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORMGM China Holdings EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTORShun Tak Holdings DIRECTORSTDM POWER SCORE1,335 LAST YEAR16 CLAIMS TO FAME • Among the most prominent of Dr Stanley Ho’s 17 children • Has control of enormous amounts of Macau la...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:25

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 13 - Grant Bowie 13 Grant Bowie CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORMGM China Holdings POWER SCORE1,390 LAST YEAR7 CLAIMS TO FAME • The ranking Macau-based Westerner working in the industry • Strong track record in the mass market sector • Oversaw opening of Wynn Macau in 2006 For MGM China...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:23

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 12 - James Packer 12 James Packer DIRECTORCrown Resorts POWER SCORE1,513 LAST YEAR9 CLAIMS TO FAME • Owns controlling stake in Crown Resorts • Implemented Crown’s revised strategy of focusing on Australian assets After more than a decade pursuing his dream of world domination, 2017 will go down as the ye...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:19

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 11 - Rob Goldstein 11 Rob Goldstein PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERLas Vegas Sands Corp POWER SCORE1,616 LAST YEAR- CLAIMS TO FAME • Sheldon Adelson’s global deputy and enforcer • Has overseen key property openings in Las Vegas and Macau A veteran of the company, having served as Executive Vice Pres...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:14

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 10 - Ambrose So 10 Ambrose So EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEOSJM Holdings CHAIRMANSociedade de Jogos de Macau POWER SCORE1,642 LAST YEAR8 CLAIMS TO FAME • Joined Stanley Ho’s gaming and tourism business in 1976 • “Responsible for execution of the company’s strategy and the overall management of the comp...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:10

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number Nine - Enrique Razon Jr 9 Enrique Razon Jr CHAIRMAN AND CEOBloomberry Resorts POWER SCORE1,687 LAST YEAR14 CLAIMS TO FAME • Emerging as face of Philippines gaming • Became a billionaire taking family ports business global • Owns Solaire in Manila and Jeju Sun in South Korea It’s not unusual to spot Enrique ...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:02

Current Issue

Design For Profit

Design For Profit Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large EMINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11

Climbing the mountain

Climbing the mountain   ASX-listed Silver Heritage Group finally launched hotel and casino operations at its new Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in late 2017, having survived the 2015 earthquake, a fuel blockade on the Nepal-India border and an AU$19 million (US$14.4 million) funding shortage as a result of the delays. ... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:07

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?

Can sportsbooks survive a 1% tax on handle?   The big news coming out of the United States this year is the likely striking down of the federal ban on sports betting. But with many states licking their lips in anticipation of added tax dollars, the sports betting industry may well have another crippling fight on its hands. THE US Supreme C... Monday, 29 January 2018 15:05

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer

Herman Ng:Macau Pioneer Inside Asian Gaming discovers a bit more about Herman Ng, CEO and Executive Director of Macau-based slot machine services firm Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE). Ben Blaschke: Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your background? Herman Ng: I grew up in Macau and then when I was 16 ... Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52