Inside Asian Gaming

INSIDE ASIAN GAMING FEBRUARY 2018 14 COVER STORY FOR PROFIT E MINENT casino architect Paul Steelman helped create the Asian gaming boom with the groundbreaking design of Sands Macao, opened in 2004. Since then, Steelman Partners has participated in casino projects across Asia, including Galaxy Macau, Solaire in Manila, Vietnam’s The Grand Ho Tram Strip and, most recently, Naga2 in Phnom Penh, as well as Genting Group’s Resorts World Las Vegas. At the Naga2 soft opening, the Atlantic City native turned Las Vegas resident discussed design with Inside Asian Gaming Editor-at-Large Muhammad Cohen. Architect Paul Steelman provides his insights into designing the most expensive privately funded buildings on earth and making and breaking trends. By Muhammad Cohen | Editor-at-Large Muhammad Cohen also blogs for Forbes on gaming throughout Asia and wrote Hong Kong On Air , a novel set during the 1997 handover about TV news, love, betrayal, high finance and cheap lingerie. DESIGN