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Rank Score Name Title Organization
1 7,598 Sheldon Adelson CEO and Chairman Las Vegas Sands and Sands China
2 7,493 Francis Lui Deputy Chairman Galaxy Entertainment Group
3 4,825 Lawrence Ho Chairman and CEO Melco Resorts
4 3,165 Lim Kok Thay Executive Chairman and CEO Genting Berhad
5 2,247 Alvin Chau Chairman Suncity Group
6 2,118 Angela Leong Executive Director and Managing Director SJM Holdings and SJM
7 2,091 Wilfred Wong President and COO Sands China
8 1,777 Rob Goldstein President and COO Las Vegas Sands
9 1,655 Enrique Razon Jr Chairman and CEO Bloomberry Resorts
10 1,601 Pansy Ho Co-Chairperson and Executive Director MGM China
11 1,543 Matt Maddox CEO and President Wynn Resorts
12 1,466 Grant Bowie CEO and Executive Director MGM China
13 1,420 Ambrose So Vice Chairman, Executive Director and CEO SJM Holdings
14 1,393 Chen Lip Keong Founder, Controlling Shareholder and CEO NagaCorp
15 1,365 Matt Bekier  Managing Director and CEO Star Entertainment Group
16 1,359 Kevin Kelley COO Galaxy Entertainment Group
17 1,271 Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges CEO Hong Kong Jockey Club
18 1,249 Linda Chen Vice Chairman, COO and Executive Director Wynn Macau
19 1,239 Han Chang-woo Chairman and CEO Maruhan Group
20 1,214 David Sisk Property President City of Dreams Macau
21 1,202 James Murren Chairman and CEO MGM Resorts International
22 1,149 Nicholas Niglio Executive Director and CEO Rich Goldman Holdings
23 1,138 Ian Coughlan President and Executive Director Wynn Macau
24 1,136 Levo Chan Chairman and CEO Tak Chun Group
25 1,105 David Attenborough Managing Director and CEO Tabcorp Holdings
26 1,051 George Tanasijevich President and CEO Marina Bay Sands
27 988 John Alexander Executive Chairman Crown Resorts
28 980 Kohei Sato Chairman and CEO Dynam Japan
29 944 Tan Hee Teck President and COO Genting Singapore
30 938 Phillip Chun Chairman and CEO Paradise Group
31 917 Lee Choong Yan President and C0O Genting Malaysia
32 892 Henry Cheng Chairman Chow Tai Fook Enterprises
33 838 Graeme Stephens CEO SKYCITY Entertainment Group
34 834 Daisy Ho Chairman and Executive Director SJM Holdings
35 787 Moon Taegon President and CEO Kangwon Land
36 781 Michael Mecca Non-Executive director Galaxy Entertainment Group
37 711 David Chow Co-Chairman and CEO Macau Legend Development
38 691 Jun Fujimoto Representative Director and CEO Universal Entertainment
39 619 Jay Chun Chairman and Managing Director Paradise Entertainment Group
40 616 Albert Yeung Chairman Emperor Group
41 611 Ji Xiaobo Saipan Project Director Imperial Pacific International
42 610 Thomas Arasi President and CEO Solaire Resort & Casino
43 606 Clarence Chung Chairman and President Melco Resorts Philippines
44 602 Kingson Sian President and CEO Travellers International Hotel Group
45 600 Yang Zhihui Chairman and Executive Director Landing International
46 595 Chan Meng Kam President Golden Dragon Group
47 572 Andrea Domingo Chairman and CEO Pagcor
48 571 Yoo Tae-Yeol President and CEO Grand Korea Leisure
49 565 Hajime Satomi Chairman, President and CEO Sega Sammy Holdings
50 558 Sonny Yeung Chairman Success Universe

The next five
In order to rank the 50 most powerful people in Asian gaming, the panel considered many more than 50 people. We actually needed to look at the ranking of more than 60 people to ensure we had the “number 50 cut off” in the right place. These five are the people knocking on the door of the Power 50 and those we currently consider the most likely new entrants next year. Although we did rank these five people 51 through 55, we’ve listed them in alphabetical order. You’ll just have to guess who came in at number 51 as, to borrow a poker term, the unlucky “bubble boy”.

Name Title Organization
Mike Bolsover Managing Director and CEO Silver Heritage Group
Joey Lim Managing Director and CEO Donaco International
Jaydev Mody Chairman Delta Corp
Dhammika Perera Chairman and Managing Director Vallibel One
Stelios Tsifitakis COO Summit Ascent

Ones to watch
It would be easy to assume the names below are ranked from number 56 onwards, but they’re not. The people below, while not considered in the top 50 or the next five right now, have made significant contributions and are serious contenders for the Asian Gaming Power 50 in years to come.

Name Title Organization
Paul Baker President Grand Lisboa Palace
Raymond Chan CEO Alphaslot
Ted Chan COO – Japan Development Galaxy Entertainment Group
Grant Chum Chief of Staff Sands China
Arnaldo Ho Assistant COO Sociedade de Jogos de Macau SA
Michael Johansen President Genting Hong Kong
Li Chi Keung Managing Director Macau Jockey Club
Mario Kontomerkos CEO Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
Louis Ng Executive Director and COO SJM Holdings
Willie Ocier Vice Chairperson Belle Corp
Kazuo Okada Former Chairman Universal Entertainment
James Packer Majority Shareholder Crown Resorts
Ed Tracy CEO Hard Rock Japan
Steve Wynn Founder Wynn Resorts
Allan Zeman Chairman Wynn Macau

On the radar
In addition to the 70 people in the combined BIG 50, The Next 5 and the Ones To Watch, we also have a list of over 30 people who we consider “On The Radar”. This list is not published, but we use it each year to check for potential new people on the Power 50. If you think of a name you don’t see amongst the 70 published in this issue who you think should be on our radar for future years, please email our Managing Editor Ben Blaschke on, and we’ll consider adding them to our “On The Radar” list if they’re not already there.