IAG announced this year’s 12th Asian Gaming Power 50 at a black tie gala dinner at JW Marriott, Galaxy Macau where 300 of the industry’s elite enjoyed a night of fun and high society.
Inside Asian Gaming announced the 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 – an annual ranking of the most influential individuals in the Asian gaming industry – at a black tie gala dinner held in the Ballroom of JW Marriott, Galaxy Macau on the evening of Friday 1 November 2019.
Celebrating the 12th anniversary of the “Big 50”, the gala dinner saw 300 key representatives of the industry from all across Asia gather together to celebrate the achievements of the past 12 months, As revealed in the November edition of IAG, Galaxy Entertainment Group Vice Chairman Francis Lui claimed the number one spot in 2019, ending a run of six consecutive top place finishes for Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson in what proved to be a desperately close race.
Lui’s success proved a popular result with Galaxy’s Chief Operating Officer, Macau, Kevin Kelley, receiving a roaring ovation as he accepted the award on Lui’s behalf.
Guests arriving at JW Marriott to start the festivities enjoyed an hour of Welcome Cocktails courtesy of Okada Manila, including fine French champagne supplied by Moët Hennessy Diageo.
Afterwards, in the Grand Ballroom of JW Marriott, they were treated to a fine four-course meal while enjoying a range of jaw-dropping entertainment including a spectacular mirror ball act by Russian rhythmic gymnastics performer Valerie Murzak, a one-of-a-kind aerial act by England’s Stephanie Reid and music by the Blaine Whitaker band with Janaia Farrell.
Among the VIPs to attend the 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner were Dr Hoi Io Meng, Deputy Director of the Macau Government Tourism Office, Patrick Iong Kong Io, President of the Administrative Committee of Macau’s Social Security Fund, Wong Pou I, Department Head of Technical Support for the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Dr Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, plus representatives of all six Macau concessionaires, regional IRs Okada Manila, Solaire and NagaWorld and Asia’s four biggest VIP operators in Suncity Group, Tak Chun Group, Meg-Star Group and Rich Goldman Holdings.
Thanks once again to all of our sponsors, particularly our Title Sponsor Galaxy Entertainment Group and Welcome Cocktails Sponsor Okada Manila.
Aristocrat, Bloomberry Resorts, Solaire Resort & Casino and Suncity Group were Platinum Sponsors, with Scientific Games the Entertainment Sponsor and Melco Resorts & Entertainment, MGM China, Sands China, SJM Holdings and Wynn Resorts all Gold Sponsors.
Moët Hennessy Diageo Macau was Beverage Sponsor of the Gala Dinner.