Company: Hard Rock International
Family Name: Cheng
Given Name: Daniel
Role: Gaming Industry Freelancer
Profile: Cheng joined Hard Rock International in late 2014 after a long stint working for the Genting Group in Singapore and Malaysia. He played a key role in the earliest stages of Hard Rock’s efforts to gain an IR license in Japan, but resigned from the company in January 2019. He is currently a gaming industry freelancer.
Monopoly in Malaysia. Monopoly in the five boroughs of New York. Duopoly in Singapore. Oligopoly in Manila. What is there not to like? Sure, Genting has had its fair share of misses, but they are easily forgiven in the light of the big scores on the board.
Jim Allen, CEO of Hard Rock International, was interviewed by a Japanese camera crew at the June 28 opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, and apparently made definitive comments that Hard Rock’s IR bid in Japan was now entirely focused on Tomakomai, Hokkaido.
Hard Rock Japan is preparing to open an office in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, in August or September, a further signal that the Orlando, Florida, based operator is focusing its IR efforts on this regional city.