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2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Ed Tracy Ed Tracy CEO OF ASIAHard Rock International The former Sands China President and CEO is now Hard Rock International’s CEO of Asia, tasked with expanding the company’s regional portfolio including the number one target of Japan. To return to the full list of 2017 Asian Gaming Power 50 winners...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:21
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Akiko Takahashi Akiko Takahashi EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTMelco Resorts Melco’s Executive VP and Chief Officer of HR and Corporate Social Responsibility is a close confidante of Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho. With a background in hospitality, she survived the purge of senior executives in 2017 – a testament to t...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:19
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Willie Ocier Willie Ocier VICE CHAIRMANBelle Corp The Belle Corp Vice Chairman is the go-to man for the gaming side of the Sy family – the richest family in the Philippines. Ocier is tasked with overseeing the joint venture with Melco Resorts in City of Dreams Manila. To return to the full list of 2017 Asia...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:18
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Mario Kontomerkos Mario Kontomerkos CEOMohegan Sun Replacing Bobby Soper, Kontomerkos has plenty on his plate including the company’s much-vaunted Korean IR Inspire. The property is due to break ground imminently. To return to the full list of 2017 Asian Gaming Power 50 winners, click here.
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:16
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Stephen Hung Stephen Hung CHAIRMANThe 13 Holdings Funding issues saw construction on Hung’s uber-luxury hotel The 13 halted in June. The company announced a shaky refunding plan in November which saw construction restart with a March launch planned, but time will tell if it comes to fruition. To return to t...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:15
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Grant Chum Grant Chum CHIEF OF STAFFSands China Former analyst now acting as 2IC to Dr Wilfred Wong at Sands China. Some say he is being groomed for his boss’ job someday. To return to the full list of 2017 Asian Gaming Power 50 winners, click here.
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:13
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Raymond Chan Raymond Chan CO-FOUNDER AND CEOTGG Interactive The founder of open-source platform provider TGG has signed 13 partner casinos to take part in the company’s innovative business model which could change the face of slot machines as we know them. To return to the full list of 2017 Asian Gaming Pow...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:12
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Mark Brown Mark Brown CHAIRMANImperial Pacific International Now less involved in day to day operations than he was previously as CEO but played a key role in ensuring the company’s Saipan project got going. To return to the full list of 2017 Asian Gaming Power 50 winners, click here.
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:08

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50 Position Name Title Organization 1 Sheldon Adelson CEO and Chairman Las Vegas Sands and Sands China 2 Francis Lui Deputy Chairman Galaxy Entertainment Group 3 Lawrence Ho Chairman and CEO Melco Resorts 4 Lim Kok Thay Executive Chairman and CEO Genting...
Monday, 04 December 2017 16:45

Art and eSports: Pansy Ho’s Macau masterplan Speaking to selected media at the MGS Entertainment Show 2017, MGM China co-Chairperson and Executive Director Pansy Ho revealed her desire to help Macau become a global center of eSports and how her experience in the art world can provide the blueprint. By Ben Blaschke SHE has spent more than a d...
Monday, 04 December 2017 15:50

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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