The sixth annual ranking of the industry’s most influential people sponsored by:
|The Asian Gaming 50 – 2013|
|The Asian Gaming 50 – 2013: 1-10|
|The Asian Gaming 50 – 2013: 11-20|
|The Asian Gaming 50 – 2013: 21-30|
|The Asian Gaming 50 – 2013: 31-40|
|The Asian Gaming 50 – 2013: 41-50|
|About the Associate Sponsors|
Welcome to the newest edition of The Asian Gaming 50, our yearly review of the individuals we believe have had the greatest impact over the last 12 months on this rapidly growing and most dynamic of the world’s gaming markets. What a year it’s been too. Not since Singapore’s IRs came on line in 2010 has the region’s emerging markets story been this compelling.
Entertainment City in Manila came through a long and difficult birthing with the opening of Bloomberry Resorts’ Solaire Resort & Casino. Asian Coast Development (Canada), another new name, opened Vietnam’s first true destination resort at The Grand – Ho Tram Strip. Crown Limited shattered two decades of monopoly policy in Sydney to plant its flag in Australia’s largest city, simultaneously clearing a path for itself into the vast potential of South Asia with an endorsement from the government of Sri Lanka for a $350 million casino there. Lawrence Ho struck out on his own with a bet on Russia’s Far East that could top $700 million when all is said and done. Cotai finally came into full focus with Macau giants SJM and MGM China cleared to pursue their multibillion-dollar developments in the booming resort enclave. And a savvy marketeer with a penchant for jeweled loafers and candy-colored bangs introduced us to a princess orphaned by history and had us all talking about red Rolls Royces and hotel suites the size of McMansions and struggling to pronounce “atelier”.
Needless to say, it was a challenging list to compile. To do it justice we decided we had to break with past editions to dedicate 2013’s to the men and women who are mapping this extraordinary wave of expansion and managing the sizable operations already in place that are paying for it all. It was a choice that prevented us from singling out the many innovators on the supply side of the equation whose games and technologies and precision products richly deserve to be recognized.
Our consolation is that we are able in the pages that follow to introduce to you 14 personalities who are entirely new to the list. And a pleasure it is for us as well. Because we expect their influence will be profound in the months ahead. We hope you find their stories as interesting as we did.
About the Title Sponsor
SHFL entertainment Asia is part of the global SHFL entertainment family and specializes in bringing its casino customers products that improve game profitability, productivity and security. Across a diverse product portfolio SHFL entertainment offers a full range of automatic shufflers that can be used on virtually every card game, the industry’s most popular proprietary table games, side bets and progressives, e-table platforms and traditional slot machines that include Asia’s favorite link Duo Fu Duo Cai.