Scientific Game

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 11 - Rob Goldstein

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:14
Share
Visit us


11 Rob Goldstein

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Las Vegas Sands Corp

POWER SCORE
1,616

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 President of Marketing at the Sands Hotel in Atlantic City before joining Las Vegas Sands in 1995, Rob Goldstein has been at the coalface of LVS’ rise to the top of the global gaming mountain.

Over that time he has earned the trust and respect of no less a judge than Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson, ultimately progressing to become Adelson’s right-hand man, trusted confidante and global voice – making sure the boss’ vision becomes a reality.

Goldstein has a strong track record. Part of the executive team that oversaw the opening of LVS flagship The Venetian Las Vegas, he became its first President and Chief Operating Officer upon launch in 1999 where, as the company says, “he helped shape the identity of the property and set the stage for its long-lasting success.” When the Palazzo opened in 2007, he took charge there too and with his promotion to President of Global Gaming Operations in January 2011 became a guiding force in LVS’ growth into the industry’s largest multinational.

His elevation to President and COO of Las Vegas Sands – which also saw him temporarily fill the role of interim Sands China President prior to the appointment of Wilfred Wong – came in January 2015 following the departure of Edward Tracy and saw him tasked with two key challenges, namely navigating through Macau’s downturn and ensuring the smooth opening of the Parisian Macao.

In regards to the former, Sands China emerged from the minicrisis as market leader, led by its strong presence in the mass market segment. As for the latter, the Parisian has been one of the primary beneficiaries of Macau’s resurgence in 2017 with net revenue up 15.8% year-on-year to US$418 million and Adjusted property EBITDA growing 27.4% to US$135 million.

“We’re very pleased,” Goldstein said during the company’s 3Q17 earnings call. “The Parisian has proven to be wildly successful. This quarter, I think, validates our approach there – the themed approach. The façade is exemplary. It attracts 40,000 people a day into the building. And all segments seem to be attracted to this building.”

Another tick in Goldstein’s glittering career.

To return to the full list of 2017 Asian Gaming Power 50 winners, click here.

What's new

MGM Cotai, Imperial Pacific Resort race to meet 2018 launch dates

MGM Cotai, Imperial Pacific Resort race to meet 2018 launch dates MGM China CEO and Executive Director Grant Bowie says the company is confident its new US$3.4 billion Macau integrated resort, MGM Cotai, will be ready to open by 29 January despite having yet to receive license approvals. Speaking to Macau government broadcaster TDM, Bowie said that MGM China was... Tuesday, 12 December 2017 06:10

Macau seeks measures for removal from EU list of “non-cooperative” taxation jurisdictions

Macau seeks measures for removal from EU list of “non-cooperative” taxation jurisdictions The Macau government says it is “maintaining close contact” with mainland China authorities on the adoption of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters – an initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) it believes would be helpful in ... Tuesday, 12 December 2017 05:53

Property developer unveils AU$150 million plan for Townsville casino surrounds

Property developer unveils AU$150 million plan for Townsville casino surrounds A local property developer has unveiled plans to build an AU$150 million resort surrounding Queensland’s The Ville casino in Townsville, which he describes as “the best site of any casino in Australia.” The concept plans were designed by specialist resort planners Gary Hunt Architects and Pur... Tuesday, 12 December 2017 05:25

Macau gaming lawyers receive global acclaim

Macau gaming lawyers receive global acclaim Two of Macau’s most highly credentialed gaming lawyers have been named in the 2018 Chambers and Partners 2018 Asia Pacific rankings – an annual list of the world’s top lawyers and law firms in their respective areas. MdME’s Rui Pinto Proença and Bruno Nunes from BN Lawyers were among just ... Tuesday, 12 December 2017 04:52

Current Issue

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Meet the Selection Panel

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Meet the Selection Panel Andrew W Scott CEOInside Asian Gaming Inside Asian Gaming’s CEO first entered a casino in 1986, fell in love with the surrounds and has been around them ever since. Andrew founded World Gaming Group and launched WGM in 2009, took over IAG in 2015, debuted a third magazine called High Life in ... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:28

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ten Years On

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Ten Years On A decade of making the Asian Gaming Power 50 By Andrew W ScottIAG Asian Gaming Power 50 selection panel Chairman EVERY year for the last decade, Inside Asian Gaming has completed a task that is fascinating, exhilarating, intellectually stimulating and industry-defining whilst simultaneously bei... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:12

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 19 -  James Murren

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 19 - James Murren 19 James Murren CHAIRPERSON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORMGM China Holdings POWER SCORE1,165 LAST YEAR12 CLAIMS TO FAME • Chairman of the world’s second largest casino company • Credited with keeping MGM Resorts afloat during the GFC If the strong domestic results achieved by MGM China’s pa... Tuesday, 05 December 2017 14:44

2017 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50: Number 18 - Chen Lip Keong

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