22 Nicholas Niglio
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO
Rich Goldman Holdings
CLAIMS TO FAME
• Has overseen the company’s growth to become one of Macau’s “big three” junkets
• The only Western senior junket executive
POWER SCORE 1,088 LAST YEAR 25
In the complex world of Macau’s junket biz, Rich Goldman Holdings Executive Director and CEO Nicholas Niglio stands out as the only Westerner to have earned the trust and respect to become the face of a distinctly Chinese VIP operation.
That’s no mean feat, but spend a few hours with the industry veteran and his years of global experience quickly shine through.
Celebrating 10 years as CEO of Rich Goldman – formerly known as Neptune Group – in 2017, Niglio’s long career has seen him fill an incredibly diverse selection of roles including almost a decade under the watch of US President and former gaming tycoon Donald Trump. Starting in 1993, he served as Executive Vice President of Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort Inc, Senior Vice President of Casino Marketing of Taj Associates of Trump Atlantic City Associates and Senior Executive in Casino Marketing and International Operation at Atlantic City NJ (Trump).
Clearly the unexpected has never fazed him.
Rich Goldman Holdings is also one of the select junket operators to have survived the downturn that crippled many of its smaller rivals, with VIP well and truly rebounding in 2017. Revenues for the segment have surged this year, including a 36% year-on-year increase in October – the 12th consecutive month that VIP revenue has improved on its prior year performance.
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