Francis Lui named again most influential person in Asia’s gaming industry

2021-11-09 03:40     BY Rui Pastorin    Comment:0

Resort operator Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced in a statement that Francis Lui Yiu Tung, vice chairman of GEG, was named the most influential person in Asia’s gaming industry for the third consecutive year at the “2021 Inside Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner” at Wynn Palace Macau in Cotai on Friday.

The website of “Inside Asian Gaming Power 50” describes it as an annual list comprising the 50 most influential and powerful people in the Asian gaming industry.  The statement noted that Kevin Kelley, chief operating officer of GEG, was also included in the list.

The statement noted that Lui is dedicated to “facilitating the economic diversification of Macau” and the sustainable development of the city’s integrated resorts industry through presenting distinct facilities and products, as well as original concepts.

The statement pointed out that Lui expressed gratitude to the community, the government’s COVID-19 control and prevention measures, the work of frontline workers, and the public for their support. The statement quoted Lui as saying: “I’d also like to encourage everyone to support the Macau SAR Government’s call and get vaccinated as soon as possible and help the community achieve herd immunity so that our community can become more stabilised and for mainland tourists to feel reassured on their travels to Macau”.

The statement also quoted Lui as saying “We will also continue to proactively support the Macau SAR Government’s directions and measures to foster the city’s economic diversification and its development as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.”

Francis Lui, 66, is the son of GEG founder Lui Che Woo. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master of science degree in structural engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). 

This handout photo provided by Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) shows Kevin Kelley, chief operating officer of GEG, receiving the award on behalf of Francis Lui Yiu Tung on Friday at Wynn Palace Macau in Cotai.

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