Inside Asian Gaming 50 lists 2011’s movers and shakers

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inside-asian-gaming-50Inside Asian Gaming magazine has published its annual list of the top 50 power players in the Asian gaming market. For their fourth kick at the can, the IAG compilers decided to focus on the land-based casino gaming sector (omitting parimutuel and lottery operators), so the list is dominated by execs from cash-cow casino giants in Macau and Singapore, as well as some of the more influential junket operators that funnel Asian whales into VIP baccarat rooms.

However, sneaking in at a respectable #19 is Tom Hall of Taiwan-based online sports betting software developers Sunplus. Our own Rebecca Liggero recently had a chat with Hall as to why his company has come to play such a preeminent role in the Asian online betting realm, and the video’s well worth six minutes of your time. The massive in-play betting potential of Sunplus’ OneBook product is currently being utilized by Mansion88, Fun88, IBCBet, Bodog88 and AsianLogic.

For info on the methodology behind the Asian Gaming 50 rankings, as well as detailed profiles of all 50 listed execs, we encourage you to visit the Inside Asian Gaming website.

The 2011 Asian Gaming 50
(Previous year’s ranking in brackets.)

1 (5) Francis Lui, Deputy Chairman, Galaxy Entertainment Group
2 (1) Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands Corp
3 (2) Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and CEO, Genting Berhard
4 (4) Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO, Wynn Resorts
5 (6) Lawrence Ho Yau-Iung, Co-Chairman and CEO, Melco Crown Entertainment
6 (21) Angela Leong On-kei — Executive Director, SJM Holdings
7 (7) Kazuo Okada — Chairman Aruze Corp, Vice-Chairman Wynn Resorts
8 (8) Alvin Chau — Chairman, Sun City Group
9 (9) Kwon Oh-nam — President and Chief Executive, Grand Korea Leisure
10 (10) Pansy Ho Chui-king — Chairman MGM China Holdings, Director STDM, Managing Director Shun Tak Holdings

11 (-) Michael Leven — President and COO, Las Vegas Sands Corp
12 (11) Linda Chen — Chief Operating Officer Wynn Resorts (Macau), Director Wynn Resorts Ltd
13 (8) James Packer — Co-Chairman, Melco Crown Entertainment
14 (-) Ambrose So — Executive Director and CEO, SJM Holdings
15 (22) Jim Murren — Chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International
16 (-) Michael Mecca — President and COO, Galaxy Entertainment Group
17 (12) Jack Lam — Chairman, Jimei Group
18 (27) Andrew MacDonald — Executive Vice President, Casino, Marina Bay Sands
19 (18) Tom Hall — Business Development Director, Sunplus
20 (-) Edward M. Tracy — CEO, Sands China

21 (-) Ted Chan — Co-COO, Gaming, Melco Crown Entertainment
22 (25) Nick Niglio — Executive Director and COO, Neptune Group
23 (-) Gabriel Hunterton — Chief Operating Officer, StarWorld Hotel & Casino
24 (31) Yasushi Shigeta — President and COO, Angel Group
25 (-) Frank MacFadden — President, Joint Ventures and Business Developments, Sociedade de Jogos De Macau S.A.
26 (26) David Punter — General Manager Asia Pacific, Aristocrat Technologies
27 (28) Ken Jolly — Vice President – Asia, Shuffle Master
28 (19) Kelvin Tan — Senior Vice-President, International Marketing, Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd
29 (29) Lam Iao — Founder & CEO, Laxino Technology Ltd
30 (30) Cath Burns — Managing Director and Vice President Asia Pacific, Bally Technologies

31 (15) Philip Chun — Chairman and CEO, Paradise Group
32 (23) Choi Hung-jib — CEO and President, Kangwon Land, Inc
33 (-) Andrew Hely — Vice President Asia Pacific, IGT Asia
34 (-) Lam Man Pou — Chairman,Asia Entertainment & Resources Ltd
35 (34) Larry Mullin — CEO and Managing Director, Echo Entertainment Group
36 (35) Sebastian Salat — President, WMS International
37 (39) Gregory S. Gronau — CEO, Gaming Partners International
38 (-) Lloyd Nathan — CEO,Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd
39 (38) Tristan Sjöberg — Managing Director Asia, TCSJohnHuxley
40 (40) David Kinsman — Non-Executive Director, Weike Gaming Technology; Independent Gaming Consultant

41 (37) Sonny Yeung — Chairman, Success Universe Group
42 (46) Paul Steelman — President and CEO, Paul Steelman Design Group
43 (-) Constance Hsu — President, Mocha Clubs
44 (-) Cristino ‘Bong’ Naguiat — Chairman, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation
45 (42) Albee Benitez — Member, House of Representatives, Congress of Philippines; Founding President, Leisure and Resorts World Corp, First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corp
46 (41) Chen Lip Keong — Founder and CEO, NagaCorp
47 (49) Leonard Ainsworth — Executive Chairman, Ainsworth Game Technology
48 (-) David Chow — CEO, New Macau Landmark Development
49 (-) Albert Radman — Sales Director for Asia, Alfastreet Gaming Instruments
50 (48) Joe Pisano — CEO, Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies


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