The year ahead - Sam Sheng

For 2017 and beyond, I think we will likely see accelerated casino resort development in Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam and Cambodia. I think patrons will favor resort setting casino resorts with exotic beauty and rich amenities over urban casinos. The shifted demand patterns calling for total resort experience instead of just gaming. Personally I think ‘Club Med with Gaming’ would be appealing concept for Asian, especially Chinese patrons.

Note by Sam Sheng, director Double Square Consulting.

Other notes from: 

Andrew Klebanow, Global Market Advisors

Augustine Vinh, president and CEO of Stellar Management

Ben Lee, managing partner of IGamiX Management & Consulting

David Green, CEO of Newpage Consulting

Ebbe Groes, CEO of EveryMatrix

Harmen Brenninkmeijer, managing partner at Dynamic Partners

Jay Sayta, founder of

Michael Zhu, vice president, operations, planning, analysis of Innovation Group

Mike Santangelo

Steve Gallaway, Global Market Advisors

Sudhir Kale, CEO of GamePlan Consulting

Tim Shepherd, co-founder and president of business development at Silver Heritage Group

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