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2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: The next five - Louis Ng Louis Ng EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND COO SJM Perhaps best known for his love of fine wine, SJM’s “third in charge” and close confidante of Stanley Ho has played a key role in the company’s success over the years even if he prefers to keep a lower profile than his peers. He is also a director of...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:31
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: The next five - Li Chi Keung Li Chi Keung MANAGING DIRECTORMacau Jockey Club A heavy hitter in Macau’s racing and sports betting scene, Li Chi Keung oversees the Macau Jockey Club, the Canidrome and Macau Slot. He is also Chairman of junket operator Golden Group and is said to be one of the largest local mezzanine financier...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:30
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: The next five - Tong Fung Tong Fung CHAIRMANAquis Tony Fung’s Aquis Australia began 2017 by pulling out of a proposed plan to build a mega-IR in north Queensland and instead turned its focus to the Australian capital Canberra. Aquis has received initial approval for an AU$330 redevelopment of Casino Canberra that would a...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:29
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: The next five - Mike Bolsover Mike Bolsover MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEOSilver Heritage Group It took a fully underwritten accelerated renounceable entitlement offer for Silver Heritage Group to raise the extra US$14.4 million it needed to complete its Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa near the Indian border in Nepal. The good news ...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:27
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Raymond Yap Raymond Yap SENIOR DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PREMIUM AND MASS MARKET DEVELOPMENTGalaxy Entertainment Group Raymond Yap is said to be a highly influential figure for both gaming and non-gaming at Galaxy Entertainment Group and will help oversee the company’s expansion in the coming years. To re...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:24
2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ones to watch - Yan Xu Yan Xu CHAIRMANStarlight Culture Owners – Chairman Yan Xu and Executive Director Chen Hong – renamed Jimei International Holdings as Starlight Culture in 2017, signaling a change in direction for the former junket investment firm following the departure of Jack Lam. Exactly what involvement t...
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:23
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

Current Issue

Macau and Japan: Licensing looms large

Macau and Japan: Licensing looms large The next few years are set to be the most crucial period ever in the Asian gaming industry – one which will lay the ground rules for decades to come in the world’s largest gaming market and what’s set to become the world’s second largest. By Ben Blaschke and Andrew W Scott Macau and Japan ... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:39

Pachinko: Japan's Unlucky Loser

Pachinko: Japan's Unlucky Loser Japan’s preparations for integrated resorts are hitting pachinko harder than the actual casinos ever will. By Muhammad Cohen Japan won’t open its first integrated resort for years, if ever, but the IRs already have their first loser, the country’s unique and ubiquitous pachinko business. Pac... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:33

Responsible Gaming in Japan: Bill to be key to Japan’s Gaming Market

Responsible Gaming in Japan: Bill to be key to Japan’s Gaming Market Global Market Advisors’ Brendan D Bussman runs through the pros and cons of Japan’s problem gambling legislation. By Brendan D Bussmann As Japan continues to look at the development of integrated resorts (IR), many people engaged and following the market are focused on the IR Implementation Bi... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:28

Safety First

Safety First The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) will hold its 37th annual International Gaming Summit during G2E Asia from 14 to 16 May at Four Seasons Macao. Among the many insightful seminars and events that will comprise IAGA’s summit is a responsible gaming workshop to be held on Wedne... Monday, 30 April 2018 12:12