Names: Tan Sri Kok Thay
Date of Birth: Born 1951
Education: BSC. Civil Engineering University of London, Advance Management Program, Harvard Business School.
Occupation: Chairman CEO Genting Berhad and Genting Malaysia Berhad
Net Worth: US$6.5 billion Forbes ranking 2014
Mr. Tan Sri Kok Thay, as a billionaire is said to worth US$6.5 billion dollar by the Forbes ranking 2014. With this, he is the richest Malaysian casinos, hotel and leisure magnate and the third richest Malaysians. He is the chairman of that famous Malaysia group of companies, Genting Group.
Through his company Genting Malaysia Berhad, he owns and operates many casinos, hotels and leisure centers in Malaysia, Singapore, United State of America, China and in Philippines. He has interest in other businesses around the world but here we are concern about his gaming and entertainment businesses.
Mr. Tan Sri Kok Thay as a casino owner owns and operate these following casino, hotel and entertainment properties:
1.Resort World Genting – Having opened for business in1965, it is the first among many of the Genting Group resort. It has gaming space of 200,000 sq ft.
2. Resort World Casino New York City – This prove to be the biggest resort casino in New York city, parading 5000 electronic gaming machines, 4100 slot machine and 900 electronic table games. It was opened 2011.
3. Resort World Sentosa – This resort was commissioned in 2010, it remain the biggest building project ever undertaking by the Genting group as at the time this article was been written. It cost roughly US$5 billion to be completed.
4. Resort World Kijal
5. Resort World Langkawi
6. Resort World Bemini in Bahama – This business is been run in partnership with a Bahama base company by the name RAV Bahama.
Genting Presence in UK
Through his company Genting, Mr Sri Kok Thay is a big player when it comes to casino and club house operation in UK, his company control biggest number of casino and club house, 40 in numbers. Six of these numerous casino and card club they operate in the country are located in London