Company: Galaxy Entertainment
Family Name: Chan
Given Name: Ted
Role: Chief Operating Officer for Japan Development
Profile: Chan had a long gaming industry career at Melco before jumping to Galaxy. This was facilitated by his strong personal rapport and respect for Vice-Chairman Francis Lui. He now has overall responsibility for Galaxy’s campaign to win an IR license in Japan.
For those who believe that MGM Resorts has already tied up an IR race victory in Osaka, Galaxy Entertainment would beg to differ, holding a press event in the city on Wednesday and making their local pitch.
The Galaxy Entertainment EuroJapan Cup drew 65,000 soccer fans to watch the friendly match between the English Premier League 2019 Champions Manchester City and Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos, which the English team won 3-1.
Expanding its outreach to Japanese society through sports, Galaxy Entertainment announced that they will host the “Galaxy Entertainment Junior Soccer Cup.”
Galaxy’s Chief Operating Officer for Japan Development Ted Chan doesn’t believe in being the loudest international IR operator in Japan, but as he explained to AGB Nippon in an exclusive interview, he does believe in a step-by-step, careful approach that brings real strength when it comes time to make a move.
Macau-based IR operator Galaxy Entertainment announced on Wednesday that they will sponsor the annual “EuroJapan Cup” for two consecutive years beginning this summer. Within this framework, English Premier League champions Manchester City Football Club will play the Yokohama F. Marinos at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium on July 27.
Galaxy Vice-Chairman Francis Lui led a roundtable event with Japanese journalists in Tokyo on Tuesday, explaining his company’s interest in the Japanese IR market. As he spoke, he was flanked by Ted Chan, chief operating officer for Japan development, and Satoshi Okabe, general manager of the Japan office.
In an exclusive interview with AGB Nippon, Ted Chan, appointed as Galaxy’s Chief Operating Officer for Japan Development in April, discussed the increasingly strong position that his Macau-based firm works from as it prepares its bid for one of the three available IR licenses in the country.
Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) on Wednesday unveiled their vision for their proposed integrated resort in Japan. GEG and their partner, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), said they envision the development of an IR that will have a transformative impact on the Japanese economy and the city and community where it will be located.