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Thursday Apr 11, 2024

Who are the top 10 biggest casino magnates in the world?

As of September 2021, the list of the top 10 biggest casino magnates in the world includes:

1. Sheldon Adelson: The late Sheldon Adelson was the founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which operated several prominent casinos including The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas, as well as properties in Macau and Singapore.

2. Lui Che Woo: Lui Che Woo founded Galaxy Entertainment Group, which owns and operates several casinos in Macau, including Galaxy Macau and StarWorld Hotel.

3. Lawrence Ho: Lawrence Ho is the CEO and Chairman of Melco Resorts & Entertainment. The company operates several casinos in Macau, including City of Dreams and Studio City.

4. Pansy Ho: Pansy Ho, the daughter of Stanley Ho, is a well-known casino mogul in her own right. She is the co-chairperson and executive director of MGM China Holdings and also holds stakes in various other casino ventures.

5. Steve Wynn: Although he stepped down as CEO and Chairman of Wynn Resorts in 2018 due to allegations of sexual misconduct, Steve Wynn played a significant role in shaping the Las Vegas casino landscape. He was involved in the development of iconic properties like The Mirage, Bellagio, and Wynn Las Vegas.

6. Francis Lui: Francis Lui is the deputy chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group, co-founded by his father, Lui Che Woo. The company operates multiple casinos in Macau.

7. Lim Kok Thay: Lim Kok Thay is the Chairman and CEO of Genting Group, which operates numerous casinos worldwide, including Resorts World Genting in Malaysia and Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.

8. James Packer: James Packer is an Australian billionaire who owns Crown Resorts, a major casino and entertainment company with properties in Australia and the UK.

9. Stanley Ho: Stanley Ho, who passed away in 2020, was regarded as the “father of Macau’s gaming industry.” Although he was no longer directly involved in the day-to-day operations, his influence and ownership stakes in various casinos made him a prominent figure in the industry.

10. Kazuo Okada: While currently embroiled in legal issues, Kazuo Okada is a Japanese businessman who founded Universal Entertainment Corporation. The company has been involved in several casino projects, including Okada Manila in the Philippines.

Please note that the ranking and positions may change over time due to various factors such as ownership shifts, business developments, or changes in net worth.

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