The glitz and glamor of a casino have become something most gamblers have had on their mind during many grueling months of COVID-19 lockdowns and new public health regulations. Casino owners are also looking forward to some semblance of normality as their establishments have felt the pinch during this pandemic.
Here are some of the world’s most famous casino owners:
Greenwood Racing Inc
The Parx Casino group is owned by Greenwood Racing Inc, a publicly listed company. The company specializes in staging horseracing events in Pennsylvania. However, it has made its investors a considerable fortune since its foray into casino gambling. Parx was among the first casinos in the Keystone State to introduce online casino options to clients.
This saw a surge in customers despite an expected downturn in trade once brick-and-mortar casinos had to shut down or restrict visitor numbers. Greenwood Racing has a dynamic board of casino experts that has steered it to great financial success. It is in turn owned by International Turf Investment Co, Inc.
As the owner of the Sands Hotel and Casino, Adelson has amassed a substantial fortune from his establishment. He also owns casinos in Singapore and Macau, two of the world’s largest gambling hotspots. Adelson grew up under challenging circumstances and rose above them to become a highly successful entrepreneur.
He is an active proponent of youth entrepreneurship and gives generous donations to organizations that help young people start their own businesses. Young adults with a vision to create a great business but lacking the funds to do so benefit from his generosity, and Adelson can take credit for backing several successful startups.
Widely regarded as the father of Macau’s gambling industry, Stanley Ho came from humble beginnings. He started his first business during World War Two. Ho’s fascination with gambling and how much profit could be generated by casino owners led him to launch a casino in Macau. This area soon became a gambling mecca and remains one today.
Ho has diversified into many other industries and is worth billions of dollars. However, he professes that casino operations continue to occupy a special place in his heart. Ho is one of gambling’s most successful business leaders and well-known for his relentless work ethic, which is one reason he has amassed such a great fortune.
Casino owner Steve Wynn is best known for his ownership of Las Vegas’s most iconic casino: the Bellagio. Its fame grew exponentially after the casino featured in the Ocean’s Eleven reboot starring George Clooney. However, the Bellagio is but one of the many jewels in Wynn’s glittering crown. He has earned his title as ‘King of Las Vegas’, owning several casinos and resorts in the heart of America’s gambling industry.
Wynn also owns casinos in Macau. Due to his divorce, which was characterized by some nasty allegations from his ex-wife, Wynn had to hand over substantial assets to Elaine Wynn, making her another famous casino owner.