In 2018, on Genting Hong Kong’s 25th anniversary, President Colin Au summed up the company by saying, “We come from Malaysia, a small country, but we go out to the world. We open our eyes and learn new things.”
That may be a bit of an understatement. Genting, which launched in 1971 with a hilltop hotel near Kuala Lumpur, has become a multinational gaming giant.
The Lim family business is actually a trinity, made up of Genting Hong Kong (cruise lines and Resorts World Manila); Genting Singapore (Resorts World Sentosa); and Genting Malaysia (casinos and iGaming operations in Europe, the UK and elsewhere).
The company didn’t get a toehold in the United States until 2010, when it beat out domestic operators Hard Rock and Penn National for the right to build and operate a VLT parlor in Queens, one of New York City’s five boroughs. With a customer base of more than...
Singapore police have busted at least two illegal gambling operations in the past week, while across Asia authorities have moved to stamp out illicit activities, from raids on premier league matches in India, to illegal number forecasting in Malaysia.