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AWARDS AND WINNERS

Division 1: RESORT OFFERINGS

Elements of Asia-Pacific based Integrated Resorts other than gaming.

1. Best Overall Architectural Impact of an IR
Awarded to the integrated resort with the best architectural design and features in the Asia-Pacific region. This award acknowledges broad visual appeal by way of both sheer overall impact externally as well as the ambience of internal spaces.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Crown Resorts for Crown Sydney
  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for Galaxy Macau
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Sands China Limited for Londoner Macao
  • Sands China Limited for Parisian Macao
WINNER: Marina Bay Sands

2. Best IR Resort Attraction
Awarded to the best non-gaming attraction in an integrated resort in the Asia-Pacific region, judged on innovation, popularity and to what extent the product attracts guests to the resort and diversifies its offerings. Any offering in an IR other than gaming is eligible, including F&B outlets, retail offerings, entertainment, spa and wellness and architectural spaces

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Bloomberry Resorts Corporation for the Sky Range Shooting Club, Solaire
  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for the Grand Resort Deck, Galaxy Macau
  • Marina Bay Sands for the SkyPark Observation Deck
  • Melco Resorts & Entertainment for the Studio City Water Park
  • Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment for the Fountain at Okada Manila
WINNER: Marina Bay Sands for the SkyPark Observation Deck

3. Best Overall Retail Offering by an IR
Awarded to the Asia Pacific-based integrated resort with the best overall retail offering. Criteria includes the array of retail options on offer, general appeal of the facilities provided and popularity among shoppers.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for Galaxy Promenade
  • The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
  • Sands China Limited for Shoppes at Londoner
  • Sands China Limited for Shoppes at Venetian
WINNER: Sands China Limited for Shoppes at Venetian

4. Best Overall F&B Offering by an IR
Awarded to the Asia Pacific-based integrated resort acknowledged as having the best overall food and beverage offering across its total footprint, taking into consideration the breadth of offering as well as the overall quality of all F&B outlets at the resort.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for Galaxy Macau
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Melco Resorts & Entertainment for City of Dreams Macau
  • SJM Resorts for Grand Lisboa
WINNER: Galaxy Entertainment Group for Galaxy Macau

5. Best Hotel Attached to an IR
Awarded to the best hotel attached to an Asia Pacific-based integrated resort, taking all relevant aspects into consideration. Criteria includes range and quality of rooms and suites, facilities on offer and overall service provided.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Londoner Court at the Londoner Macao
  • The Marina Bay Sands hotel
  • Hotel Okura Manila at Newport World Resorts
  • The Ritz-Carlton at Galaxy Macau
  • The Wynn Palace hotel
WINNER: The Wynn Palace hotel

Division 2: GAMING OFFERINGS

Gaming elements of Asia-Pacific based Integrated Resorts.

6. Best Slot Solution
Awarded to the industry supplier with the slot solution acknowledged as the best in the industry. Criteria includes innovation, player appeal and proven performance across key Asia-Pacific markets.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Aristocrat for Dragon Link
  • Aruze for Fu Lai Cai Lai Link
  • IGT for Ying Fu Wa Link
  • Konami for Ba Fang Jin Bao
  • Light & Wonder for Duo Fu Duo Cai Grand
WINNER: Light & Wonder for Duo Fu Duo Cai Grand

7. Best ETG Solution
Awarded to the industry supplier with the electronic table game solution acknowledged as the best in the industry. Criteria includes innovation, player appeal and proven performance across key Asia-Pacific markets.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Interblock for Interblock stadiums
  • Light & Wonder for Quartz standalone
  • Light & Wonder for Fusion stadiums
  • LT Game for live multi-game stadiums
WINNER: Interblock for Interblock stadiums

8. Best Table Game Solution
Awarded to the industry supplier with the table game solution acknowledged as the best in the industry. Criteria includes innovation, player appeal and proven performance across key Asia-Pacific markets.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Abbiati for Abbiati tables
  • Angel Group for Angel Eye Complete
  • Light & Wonder for GM Atlas
  • Walker Digital Table Systems for Perfect Pay
WINNER: Angel Group for Angel Eye Complete

9. Best Membership Program
Awarded to the IR operator with the best membership program in the Asia-Pacific region.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for Privilege Club
  • MGM China for Mlife
  • Newport World Resorts for Epic Rewards
  • Okada Manila for Reward Circle
WINNER: MGM China for Mlife

10. Best Gaming Floor
Awarded to the IR operator with most outstanding gaming floor in the Asia-Pacific region.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Bloomberry Resorts Corporation for Solaire
  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for Galaxy Macau
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Sands China Limited for The Venetian Macao
  • Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment for Okada Manila
WINNER: Bloomberry Resorts Corporation for Solaire

DIVISION 3: CORPORATE AWARDS

Elements that relate to overall governance and activities of companies that operate Asia-Pacific based Integrated Resort businesses.

11. Best CSR Initiative
Awarded to the Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort operator that developed the best individual CSR initiative over the past year, judged on innovation and positive impact for the community.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • NagaCorp for Environmental Care Program
  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for the IR Youth Development Program
  • MGM China for Artistic Swimming Elite Extravaganza
  • Wynn Macau for the Wynn Cup (Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition)
WINNER: Galaxy Entertainment Group for the IR Youth Development Program

12. Best Overall CSR Program
Awarded to the Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort operator that has offered the strongest overall contribution in all areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, with the most positive impact for the communities in which it operates as well as broader societies in the Asia-Pacific region.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for Giving Back to Society
  • Hoiana Resort & Golf for Hoiana Cares
  • Melco Resorts & Entertainment for Simple Acts of Kindness
  • NagaWorld for Kind Hearts Program
  • Newport World Resorts for I Love Earth
WINNER: Melco Resorts & Entertainment for Simple Acts of Kindness

13. Best Legal and Compliance Program
Awarded to the IR operator with the best legal and compliance program in the Asia-Pacific region. Nominees will be judged on how well they balance their gaming operations with the regulatory requirements of the jurisdictions within which they operate.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Newport World Resorts
  • Sands China Limited
  • MGM China Limited
WINNER: Marina Bay Sands

14. Best IR Workplace
Awarded to the Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort operator acknowledged as providing the best overall workplace environment for its staff, at both senior management and front-line staff levels.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • G1 Entertainment for Tigre de Cristal
  • Hann Philippines Inc for Hann Casino Resort
  • Melco Resorts & Entertainment for City of Dreams Macau
  • MGM China for MGM Cotai
  • Sands China Limited for Londoner Macao
WINNER: Hann Philippines Inc for Hann Casino Resort

15. Best Corporate Image
Awarded to the Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort operator that has established the most positive corporate brand image amongst all such operators over the past year.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Bloomberry Resorts Corporation
  • Galaxy Entertainment Group
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Sands China Limited
  • Wynn Macau Limited
WINNER: Marina Bay Sands

DIVISION 4: INDUSTRY AWARDS

Elements relating to the wider industry of and serving Integrated Resorts in the Asia-Pacific region.

16. Best Industry Solution
Awarded to the company which has developed the best industry land-based solution. This solution can serve either gaming or non-gaming operations and can be a long-standing solution.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Angel Group for Angel Eye Complete
  • Aristocrat for Dragon Link
  • IGT for IGT ADVANTAGE
  • Light & Wonder for Duo Fu Duo Cai Grand
  • Walker Digital Table Systems for Perfect Pay
WINNER: Light & Wonder for Duo Fu Duo Cai Grand

17. Best Industry Innovation
Awarded to the company which has developed the best recent innovation for the land-based industry with the greatest impact. This solution can serve either gaming or non-gaming operations.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Angel Group for Angel Eye Complete
  • Newport World Resorts for the wheelchair accessible baccarat table
  • Sands China Limited for Londoner rebranding
  • VAULT for Chang Le App
WINNER: Sands China Limited for Londoner rebranding

18. Best Industry Supplier
Awarded to the company offering the most overall outstanding products and/or services to the Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort industry over the last year, considering all relevant elements includes product range, service delivery and value to the industry as a whole.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Angel Group
  • Aristocrat
  • IGT
  • Interblock
  • Light & Wonder
  • Mega Fortris
WINNER: Light & Wonder

19. Best Regional Asia-Pacific IR
Awarded to the best Integrated Resort (with gaming) in the Asia-Pacific region not located in the multibillion-dollar investment hubs of Macau and Singapore.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Bloomberry Resorts Corporation for Solaire
  • Crown Resorts for Crown Sydney
  • Hann Philippines Inc for Hann Casino Resort
  • Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment for Okada Manila
  • NagaCorp for NagaWorld
WINNER: Bloomberry Resorts Corporation for Solaire

20. Best Integrated Resort
Awarded to the most outstanding Integrated Resort (with gaming) in entire Asia-Pacific region.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Galaxy Entertainment Group for Galaxy Macau
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Sands China Limited for Londoner Macao
  • Sands China Limited for Venetian Macao
WINNER: Galaxy Entertainment Group for Galaxy Macau

Hall of Honor

Honoring respected executives in the Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort industry.

Rising Stars
Awarded to three industry performers turning 40 or younger in the year of the Awards (date of birth 1 Jan 1983 or later), who have demonstrated consistent leadership and innovation, with great potential for more to come.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Jack Curtis
  • Mark Howell
  • Walter Mactal
  • Daniel Milrad
  • Wendy Ni
  • Vladislav Rolgeizer
  • Joe Sam
  • Ankur Sharma
  • Phil Stormonth
  • Yusuke Urata
WINNERS:
Mark Howell

Wendy Ni
Phil Stormonth

Industry Icons
Awarded to three senior industry executives who have demonstrated consistent contribution to the overall growth and success of the industry with lasting results, through great leadership, innovation and/or other activities, and who have gained the respect of their industry peers. With three industry icons inducted in 2021, and none in 2022 due to the pandemic, the 2023 awards will see the total number of industry icons grow to six.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Dennis Andreaci
  • Cheryl Callaghan
  • Michael Cheers
  • Hakan Dagtas
  • Michael Hu
  • Michael Jensen
  • Manida Lau
  • Panos Makridis
  • Danny McDonagh
  • Harold Tsakmaklis

WINNERS:
Dennis Andreaci

Michael Cheers
Hakan Dagtas

Outstanding CEO
Awarded to the industry CEO (or highest management officer in an industry organization) who, in the opinion of the judges, has shown the most innovation, creativity, leadership and original thinking leading to positive outcomes and incremental value for his or her organization.

OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

  • Mr Daesik Han, Hann Philippines Inc
  • Mr Lawrence Ho, Melco Resorts & Entertainment
  • Mr Francis Lui, Galaxy Entertainment Group
  • Mr Enrique Razon, Bloomberry Resorts Corporation
  • Dr Wilfred Wong, Sands China Limited
WINNER: Mr Enrique Razon, Bloomberry Resorts Corporation

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SPONSORS

Venue Sponsor

NEWPORT WORLD RESORTS

Welcome Cocktails Sponsor

OKADA MANILA

Platinum Sponsor

HANN CASINO RESORT

Entertainment Sponsor

MEGA FORTRIS GROUP

Gold Sponsors

ANGEL GROUP

ARISTOCRAT

IGT

LIGHT AND WONDER

SOLAIRE

JUDGES

Andrew W Scott

(Judging Panel Chairman)

Vice Chairman and CEO

Inside Asian Gaming

Sérgio de Almeida Correia

ACS Lawyers and Private Notary

Sandy Amida

Senior Director, Casino Operations

Newport World Resorts

Dennis Andreaci

Senior Vice President Casino

Hann Resorts

Ben Blaschke

Managing Editor

Inside Asian Gaming

Harmen Brenninkmeijer

Managing Partner

NYCE International​ Ltd

Andy Caras-Altas

CEO

TraffGen Global

Daniel C. Cecilio

General Manager

PAGCOR

Pedro Michael M. Cendana IV

Branch Manager

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)

Jerry Chan

SVP of Electronic Gaming & Special Project

Okada Manila

Tony Chan

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Asia Pioneer Entertainment (HK:8400)

Greg Chase

Experience Management Thought Leader

Qualtrics/Former Corp. VP @ MGM Resorts International

Michael Cheers

Sales Director- Asia

IGT

Nelson Cheung

Systems Sales Manager – Asia

IGT

Andy Choy

Managing Director

Choy Consulting Services

Charles M. Choy

Co-Chairman / (Macao) Member of 14th CPPCC National Committee

Macau Beer Company Limited / National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

Dr. Jay Chun

Chairman

Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association

Carlo R. Climaco

Vice President for Operations and Regulatory

Premium Leisure Corp

Carlos Eduardo Coelho

Partner

MdME

Rui José Da Cunha

Lawyer/SJM Resorts Secretary–General

C&C Lawyers/SJM Resorts SA

Rui Pedro Cunha

Director and General Manager

C&C Lawyers

Jeff Evora

President and Chief Operating Officer

Winford Manila Resort and Casino

Scott Fisher

Managing Partner

Convergence Strategy Group

Ashley Fong

Senior Product Planning & Strategy Manager – Asia

Aristocrat

Maulin Gandhi

President

Tangam Systems

Fredric E. Gushin

President and CEO

Spectrum Gaming Group

Maria Victoria M. Gutierrez

Assistant Vice President, Slot Machine Department

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

Trevor Hammond

Senior Vice President – Gaming & Integrated Resort Operations

NUSTAR Resort & Casino

Ryan Hong-Wai Ho

Lecturer

Centre for Gaming and Tourism Studies, Macao Polytechnic University

Michael Hu

President – Asia Pacific

Interblock Asia Pacific

Dennis Hudson

Senior Director, Table Games

Newport World Resorts

Ian Hughes

CEO APAC & Japan, Chief Commercial Officer GLI

Gaming Laboratories International LLC

Peter Jenkins

Chief Of Staff, Office Of The Ceo

The Star Entertainment Group

Michael Johansen

President – RW@Sea

Resorts World Cruises

Ken Jolly

Managing Director – Asia

Light & Wonder

Sudhir Kalé

Founder & CEO

GamePlan Consultants

Keijiro Kan

President

Angel Playing Card Manufacturing Kyoto Co., Ltd

Kevin Kelley

Chief Operating Officer – Macau

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Andy Kobel

Senior Vice President – Gaming

Sands China Limited

Herris W. Kocibelli

Founder & Managing Director

HWK Trading Co. Ltd.

Joji Kokuryo

Managing Director

Bay City Ventures Ltd

Lorraine Koo

Corporate Chief Operating Officer

Dowinn Group

Michael Krispli

Vice President – EGM Operations

NUSTAR Resort and Casino

Liviano Lacchia

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Matthew Lai

Vice President, International Business

Everi

Buddy Lam

Executive Vice President – Corporate Office

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Desmond Lam

College Master and Professor

University of Macau

Dr Manida Xongmixay-Lau

Vice President – Business Solutions & Premium Marketing Operations

Okada Manila

Andy Lee

Deputy Director of Operations, StarWorld

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Olivia Lee

Business Development Director

Mega Fortris (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Mike Lei

Secretary General

Macao Association of Young Employee in the Gaming Industry

Gizelle Leong

AVP

Okada Manila

Antonio Lobo Vilela

Lawyer

Lobo Vilela Advogado • Lawyer

Shigeki Machida

Managing Director

Matsui Asia Ltd

Atty. Walter L. Mactal

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal & Administrative Officer

Newport World Resorts, Philippines

Jeff Mann

Marketing Director

MegaSportsWorld

Jonathan Mazurek

Assistant Senior Vice President

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Shaun McCamley

Founder & Managing Partner

Euro Pacific Asia Consulting Ltd

Greg Meares

Vice President, Engineering and Facilities

MGM China

Jenilyn Merza

Assistant Vice President – Table Games Operations

Okada Manila

Scott Messinger

Vice President of Brand Marketing

Benchmark Solutions

Niall Murray

Chairman

Murray International (Macau) Co. Ltd.

Jamie Nettleton

Partner

ADDISONS

Herman Ng

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Asia Pioneer Entertainment Holdings Limited

Wendy Ni

Vice President of Strategic Marketing

Okada Manila

Ma. Vina Claudette Oca

Assistant Vice President

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)

Baybars Oral

SVP of Casino Operations

Marina Bay Sands

Joe Pisano

Founder and CEO

Jade Group of Companies

Rui Pinto Proença

Partner

MdME

Lloyd Robson

General Manager, Asia

Aristocrat

Chris Rogers

Founder & CEO

113 East Limited

Trevor Ross

Sales Director – Asia

Light and Wonder

Joe Sam

AVP – Loyalty, CRM, Promotion & Events

Okada Manila

Robert Scott

Vice President – Hotel Operations

Okada Manila

Charles Seo

Senior Director Product Management – APAC

IGT

Tim Shepherd

Senior Partner

Fortuna Investments

Chen Si

President

Mohegan Inspire Entertainment Resort

Paul Simmons

CEO

Platinum Entertainment Limited

Ángel Sueiro

COO, Chief Operations Officer

PH Resorts

Kel Telford

Consultant – Technology (Integrated Resorts)

Alan Teo

Chief Operating Officer

NUSTAR Resort & Casino

Francis Valenzuela IV

Account Manager – Philippines

IGT

Rutger Verschuren

Area Vice President – Macau Operations

Artyzen Hospitality Group

Raymond Voon

Senior Vice President – Customer Services

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Samuel Wilson

CEO

TKHS Holdings

Linda Wong

Vice President, Public Relations

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Ian Wood

Business Development Manager

Synectics Systems (Asia) Ltd.

Raymond Yap

Senior Director, Integrated Resort Services, Corporate Officer

Galaxy Entertainment Group

Betty Zhao

Chief Operating Officer

LT Game

Michael Zhu

EVP

Apple Brook Colorado LLC

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