President and COO, Sands China

The GGB Podcast features a discussion with, Dr. Wilfred Wong, president and COO of Sands China, on the opening of the Parisian earlier this year and other issues facing his huge Macau company.

The Sands China empire in Macau is vast and varied. The leadership of the company requires knowledge of all the elements of an integrated resort. And Sands China has multiple IRs. Dr. Wilfred Wong was appointed president and CEO almost two years ago and marks the first time an ethnic Chinese was put in charge. Wong has presided over the construction and opening of the Parisian, the latest must-see attraction in Macau. He also discusses other challenges and opportunities in Macau such as the surging mass market, non-gaming attractions, and the opening of the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge. Wong met with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at his offices in the Venetian Macao in May.

Roger Gros

Author: Roger Gros

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.