Company: Universal Entertainment Corporation
Family Name: Usui
Given Name: Takahiro
Role: Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aruze Gaming America
Profile: Usui joined Aruze Gaming in 2005 and ultimately rose to become its chairman and chief executive officer. He also served and president and chief operating officer of Okada Manila in 2016-2017, but when Universal Entertainment launched fraud allegations against Kazuo Okada in 2017, Usui was accused of being his co-conspirator. He thus lost his position in the Philippines, but remained in charge of Aruze Gaming from its Las Vegas base. However, in June 2019, he resigned from his US positions as well.
Aruze Gaming America has announced that Chairman and CEO Takahiro Usui is stepping down at the end of the month for personal reasons after fourteen years with the company.
Kazuo Okada has vowed to make use of all legal options to fight an arrest warrant laid against himself and the former president of Okada Manila, Takahiro Usui, in relation to fraud allegations, local media reports.
Universal Entertainment assured shareholders on Monday that the arrest warrant for Universal Entertainment founder Kazuo Okada will not affect its Philippines gaming operations.
A court in Parañaque, the Philippines, has issued an arrest warrant for Universal Entertainment founder Kazuo Okada in connection with charges that he embezzled more than US$3 million from his own company.
The annual Macao Gaming Show (MGS Entertainment Show) was held at the Venetian Expo Macau last week. The upcoming Japanese IR market was in focus, with a special presentation and panel dedicated to Japan taking place on Day 2 of the event.