The countdown to the 2020 IAG Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner is on!

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2019
Rank Score Name Title Organization
1 7,764 FRANCIS LUI DEPUTY CHAIRMAN Galaxy Entertainment Group
2 7,762 SHELDON ADELSON CHAIRMAN AND CEO Las Vegas Sands
3 6,298 LAWRENCE HO CHAIRMAN AND CEO Melco Resorts & Entertainment
4 3,626 LIM KOK THAY CHAIRMAN AND CEO Genting Berhad
5 3,491 PANSY HO CO-CHAIRPERSON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MGM China Holdings
6 2,689 ALVIN CHAU CHAIRMAN Suncity Group
7 2,668 ROB GOLDSTEIN PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Las Vegas Sands
8 2,623 WILFRED WONG PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Sands China
9 2,336 MATT MADDOX DIRECTOR AND CEO Wynn Resorts
10 2,097 ANGELA LEONG CO-CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SJM Holdings
11 1,860 ENRIQUE RAZON JR CHAIRMAN AND CEO Bloomberry Resorts
12 1,778 GRANT BOWIE CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MGM China Holdings
13 1,619 LINDA CHEN VICE CHAIRMAN, COO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Wynn Macau Ltd
14 1,535 CHEN LIP KEONG FOUNDER, CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDER AND CEO NagaCorp
15 1,532 WINFRIED ENGELBRECHT-BRESGES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Hong Kong Jockey Club
16 1,493 JAMES MURREN CHAIRMAN AND CEO MGM Resorts International
17 1,477 GEORGE TANASIJEVICH PRESIDENT AND CEO Marina Bay Sands
18 1,475 KEVIN KELLEY CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Galaxy Entertainment Group
19 1,450 IAN COUGHLAN PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Wynn Macau
20 1,335 MATT BEKIER MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO Star Entertainment Group
21 1,266 EVAN WINKLER PRESIDENT Melco Resorts and Entertainment
22 1,189 NICHOLAS NIGLIO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO Rich Goldman Holdings
23 1,162 AMBROSE SO VICE-CHAIRMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO SJM Holdings
24 1,149 LEVO CHAN CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Tak Chun Group
25 1,128 HAN CHANG-WOO CHAIRMAN AND CEO Maruhan Group
26 1,105 DAVID ATTENBOROUGH MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO Tabcorp
27 1,074 TAN HEE TECK PRESIDENT AND CEO Resorts World Sentosa
28 994 KOHEI SATO CEO Dynam Japan
29 921 JOHN ALEXANDER EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN Crown Resorts
30 916 LEE CHOONG YAN PRESIDENT AND COO Genting Malaysia
31 911 PHILLIP CHUN CHAIRMAN Paradise Group
32 910 LIM KEONG HUI DEPUTY CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Genting Berhad
33 859 GRAEME STEPHENS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SKYCITY Entertainment Group
34 830 DAISY HO CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SJM Holdings
35 818 THOMAS PANG CHAIRMAN Meg-Star Group
36 797 HENRY CHENG CHAIRMAN Chow Tai Fook
37 763 MOON TAEGON CEO Kangwon Land
38 747 JUN FUJIMOTO REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT Universal Entertainment Corp
39 701 DAVID SISK CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, MACAU RESORTS Melco Resorts and Entertainment
40 665 DAVID CHOW CO-CHAIRMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO Macau Legend
41 651 HAJIME SATOMI CHAIRMAN AND GROUP CEO Sega Sammy Holdings
42 637 KINGSON SIAN PRESIDENT AND CEO Travellers International Hotel Group
43 630 THOMAS ARASI PRESIDENT AND COO Bloomberry Resorts
44 627 YANG ZHIHUI CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Landing International Development
45 626 CHAN MENG KAM PRESIDENT Golden Dragon Group
46 624 JAY CHUN CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR Paradise Entertainment
47 611 JI XIAOBO SAIPAN PROJECT DIRECTOR Imperial Pacific International
48 590 JAYDEV MODY CHAIRMAN Delta Corp
49 584 ALBERT YEUNG CHAIRMAN Emperor Group
50 579 SONNY YEUNG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND 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
ANDREA DOMINGO CHAIRMAN AND CEO PAGCOR
STUART MCGREGOR CHAIRMAN Donaco International
DHAMMIKA PERERA CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR Vallibel One
RAVI WIJERATNE CHAIRMAN Rank Holdings
YOO TAE-YEOL PRESIDENT AND CEO Grand Korea Leisure

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
GEOFF ANDRES PROPERTY PRESIDENT Studio City
PAUL BAKER PRESIDENT Grand Lisboa Palace
TED CHAN CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – JAPAN DEVELOPMENT Galaxy Entertainment Group
GRANT CHUM CHIEF OF STAFF Sands China
PATRICK DUMONT EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO Las Vegas Sands
ARNALDO HO ASSISTANT CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Sociedade de Jogos de Macau SA
MICHAEL JOHANSEN PRESIDENT, RESORTS WORLD AT SEA Genting Hong Kong
MARIO KONTOMERKOS CEO Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
LI CHI KEUNG MANAGING DIRECTOR Macau Jockey Club
ANDREW LO CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER Suncity Group
ANDREW MACDONALD CORPORATE SVP AND CHIEF CASINO OFFICER Las Vegas Sands
KAZUO OKADA FORMER CHAIRMAN Universal Entertainment
JAMES PACKER MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER Crown Resorts
BEN REICHEL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY Donaco International
JAMES SPENCELEY SHAREHOLDER Donaco International
ED TRACY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Hard Rock Japan
STELIOS TSIFITAKIS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Summit Ascent Holdings
STEVE WYNN FOUNDER Wynn Resorts
BYRON YIP CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Okada Manila
ALLAN ZEMAN CHAIRMAN Wynn Macau

Sponsors

TITLE SPONSOR
GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

WELCOME COCKTAIL SPONSOR
OKADA MANILA

PLATINUM SPONSOR
ARISTOCRAT

PLATINUM SPONSOR
SOLAIRE

PLATINUM SPONSOR
BLOOMBERRY RESORTS

PLATINUM SPONSOR
SUNCITY GROUP

ENTERTAINMNET SPONSOR
SG GAMING

GOLD SPONSOR
MELCO

GOLD SPONSOR
SJM

GOLD SPONSOR
MGM

GOLD SPONSOR
SANDS CHINA

GOLD SPONSOR
WYNN MACAU

BEVERAGE SPONSOR
MHD

Judging Panel

ANDREW W SCOTT (Chairman)
Chief Executive Officer
Inside Asian Gaming

BEN BLASCHKE
Managing Editor
Inside Asian Gaming

MUHAMMAD COHEN
Editor-at-Large
Inside Asian Gaming

DAVIS FONG
Director Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming
University of Macau

DAVID GREEN
Principal
Newpage Consulting

CONSTANCE HSU
Director
Cheng Ying Group

DESMOND LAM
Professor in Integrated Resort and Tourism Management
University of Macau

RUI PINTO PROENÇA
Corporate and Gaming Practice Partner
MdME Lawyers Private Notary

MICHAEL ZHU
SVP, International Operations Planning & Analysis
The Innovation Group