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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

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number Eight - Wilfred Wong 8 Wilfred Wong EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERSands China POWER SCORE1,964 LAST YEAR10 CLAIMS TO FAME • Sands China’s first Chinese President • Experience in construction and property development • Well-connected politically For a company as distinctly Ameri...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:01

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number Seven - Alvin Chau 7 Alvin Chau CHAIRMANSuncity Group POWER SCORE2,055 LAST YEAR13 CLAIMS TO FAME • Heads Macau’s top junket promoter • Upped stake in Vietnam IR and won casino consulting contracts there • Selected assets injected into Hong Kong listed company renamed Suncity Group Macau’s high roller...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:52

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 20 - Matt Bekier 20 Matt Bekier CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND MANAGING DIRECTORStar Entertainment Group POWER SCORE1,154 LAST YEAR23 CLAIMS TO FAME • Has turned around Australia’s second-largest casino company • Has led significant investment into Star’s Sydney and Gold Coast properties plus the AU$3 billion Queen...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:51

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 21 - David Chow 21 David Chow CO-CHAIRMAN AND CEOMacau Legend Development POWER SCORE1,148 LAST YEAR30 CLAIMS TO FAME • Valuable asset in Macau Fisherman’s Wharf as its redevelopment moves forward • Opened boutique Macau hotel and casino Legend Palace in 2017 • Both he and wife Melinda Chan are former ...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:48

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number Six - Angela Leong 6 Angela Leong EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSJM Holdings MANAGING DIRECTORSociedade de Jogos de Macau DIRECTORSTDM POWER SCORE2,221 LAST YEAR6 CLAIMS TO FAME • De facto gaming industry representative in Macau Legislative Assembly • Stanley Ho’s fourth wife • Owns largest individual stake in SJM...
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:47

Current Issue

Tribal Ambition

Tribal Ambition By Muhammad Cohen and Ben Blaschke   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos believes the Native American casino operator has two aces in the hole for Japan, especially when it comes to the so-called regional markets beyond major areas. In his presentation at last month’s Japan ... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:55

Social Gathering

Social Gathering By Shaun McCamley   Social casino gaming is booming. In 2017, the global social gaming industry generated a whopping US$106 billion in revenues, with the social casino segment generating US$4.5 billion in revenues. Not surprisingly China, Japan and Korea generated 90% of the games revenue in the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:44

Redefining Tourism

Redefining Tourism By Muhammad Cohen   In an era when tourism constitutes a growing portion of the global economy, integrated resorts present a potent although frequently misunderstood means for growing visitor arrivals and revenue. It’s not simply the casino but their range of attractions that make IRs such powe... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:37

Japan IR Timeline

Japan IR Timeline By Ben Blaschke   What year for Japan’s first IR? It’s a question that continues to divide industry stakeholders, the answer further clouded by the substantial disparity in opinion offered at last month’s Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) in Tokyo. At the nearer end of the scale, members of the... Monday, 04 June 2018 20:27