POWER SCORE: 818
POSITION LAST YEAR: NONE
CLAIMS TO FAME
Has led Meg-Star’s rapid expansion in the Macau VIP space
MACAU-based VIP operator Meg-Star Group has good reason to be pleased. When China launched its graft crackdown in 2013, one of the biproducts was a consolidation of the VIP gaming market with dozens of smaller or less prepared junket operators forced out of the market.
Not so Meg-Star, which seized the opportunity to strategically grow its business.
The company currently operates nine VIP clubs in Macau, with the latest addition being Poker Time Club at Macau Jockey Club Casino, located within Macau Roosevelt Hotel. A unique concept in both the VIP and Asian poker worlds, Poker Time Club is described as the only large Texas Hold’em poker club in the world to also offer a top-level watch appreciation service.
Yet it is just one of the many business arms of Meg-Star Group, which also include real estate, aircraft leasing, premium retail, IT, cultural art, F&B and wine distribution.
Meg-Star’s Macau VIP Clubs include those in City of Dreams, The Venetian Macao and Altira while internationally the company’s portfolio stretches to Australia, the Philippines and Russia.
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