Okada, Kazuo

    Company: Universal Entertainment Corporation

    Family Name: Okada

    Given Name: Kazuo

    Role: Founder and Former Chairman

    Profile: Okada rose to prominence as a manufacturer of slot machines and pachislot. In the early 2000s he worked together with Steve Wynn to establish Wynn Resorts, but later moved on to focus on his own casino project in the Philippines, Okada Manila. Not long after the doors opened on that crowning achievement, Okada was accused of misappropriating company funds and was dislodged from his position in the company that he founded.

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