The countdown to the 2023 IAG Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner is on!



Rank Score Name Title Organization
1 7,549 Sheldon Adelson CEO and Chairman Las Vegas Sands and Sands China
2 6,780 Francis Lui Deputy Chairman Galaxy Entertainment Group
3 4,844 Lawrence Ho Chairman and CEO Melco Resorts
4 3,598 Lim Kok Thay Executive Chairman and CEO Genting Berhad
5 3,375 Steve Wynn Chairman and CEO Wynn Resorts and Wynn Macau
6 2,221 Angela Leong Executive Director and Managing Director SJM Holdings and SJM
7 2,055 Alvin Chau Chairman Suncity Group
8 1,964 Wilfred Wong President and COO Sands China
9 1,687 Enrique Razon Jr Chairman and CEO Bloomberry Resorts
10 1,642 Ambrose So Chairman and CEO SJM Holdings and SJM
11 1,616 Rob Goldstein President and COO Las Vegas Sands Corp
12 1,513 James Packer Director Crown Resorts
13 1,390 Grant Bowie CEO and Executive Director MGM China
14 1,335 Pansy Ho Co-Chairperson and Executive Director MGM China
15 1,313 Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges  CEO Hong Kong Jockey Club
16 1,304 Kevin Kelley COO Galaxy Entertainment Group
17 1,292 Han Chang-woo Chairman and CEO Maruhan Group
18 1,234 Chen Lip Keong CEO and Managing Director NagaCorp
19 1,165 Jim Murren Chairperson and Executive Director MGM China
20 1,154 Matt Bekier Managing Director and CEO Star Entertainment Group
21 1,148 David Chow Co-Chairman and CEO Macau Legend Development
22 1,088 Nicholas Niglio Executive Director and CEO Rich Goldman Holdings
23 1,076 Levo Chan Chairman and CEO Tak Chun Group
24 1,028 George Tanasijevich President and CEO Marina Bay Sands
25 1,007 Tan Hee Teck Chairman and CEO Resorts World Sentosa
26 932 Phillip Chun Chairman and CEO Paradise Group
27 916 Gabe Hunterton Property President, City of Dreams Melco Resorts
28 908 David Attenborough Managing Director and CEO Tabcorp
29 898 Ji Xiaobo Saipan Project Director Imperial Pacific International
30 885 Henry Cheng Chairman Chow Tai Fook
31 845 Ham Sueng-huie President and CEO Kangwon Land
32 834 Lee Choong Yan President and COO Genting Malaysia
33 816 Michael Mecca President Galaxy Entertainment Group
34 770 Linda Chen Executive Director and COO Wynn Macau
34 770 Ian Coughlan Executive Director and President Wynn Macau
36 721 Graeme Stephens CEO SKYCITY Entertainment Group
37 706 Clarence Chung Chairman and President Melco Resorts Philippines
38 667 Kingson Sian President Travellers International Hotel Group
39 635 Joey Lim Managing Director and CEO Donaco International
40 621 Thomas Arasi President and CEO Solaire Resort & Casino
41 616 Jun Fujimoto President Universal Entertainment Corp
42 603 Jay Chun Chairman and Managing Director Paradise Entertainment Group
43 601 Albert Yeung Chairman Emperor Group
44 596 Yang Zhihui Chairman Landing International
45 595 Chan Meng Kam President Golden Dragon Group
46 593 Jaydev Mody Chairman Delta Corp
47 561 Andrea Domingo Chairman and CEO Pagcor
48 560 Lee Ki-woo President and CEO Grand Korea Leisure
49 551 Hajime Satomi Chairman, President and CEO Sega Sammy Holdings
50 534 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 around 55 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 the people we considered the most likely new entrants for 2018. Although we did rank these five people 51 through 55, we’ve listed them below in alphabetical order. You’ll just have to guess who we ranked number 51, the unlucky “bubble boy” (to borrow a poker term).

Name Title Organization
Mike Bolsover Managing Director and CEO Silver Heritage Group
Tong Fung Chairman Aquis
Li Chi Keung Managing Director Macau Jockey Club
Louis Ng Executive Director and COO SJM
Dhammika Perera Chairman and Managing Director Valibel One

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
Mark Brown Chairman Imperial Pacific International
Raymond Chan Co-Founder and CEO TGG Interactive
Grant Chum Chief of Staff Sands China
Stephen Hung Chairman The 13 Holdings
Mario Kontomerkos CEO Mohegan Sun
Willie Ocier Vice Chairman Belle Corp
Akiko Takahashi Executive Vice President Melco Resorts
Ed Tracy CEO of Asia Hard Rock International
Yan Xu Chairman Starlight Culture
Raymond Yap Senior Director of International Premium and Mass Market Development Galaxy Entertainment Group

On the radar
In addition to the 65 people in the combined BIG 50, “The next five” and the “Ones to watch”, we also have a list of around 30 people who we consider “On the radar”. This list is not published, but we use it each year to check for potential new entrants to the BIG 50. If you think of a name you don’t see amongst the 65 listed above who you think should be on our radar for future years, please email our Managing Editor Ben Blaschke at [email protected], and we’ll consider adding them to our “On the radar” list if they’re not already there.