Wynn Macau Ltd., the Macau subsidiary controlled by Wynn Resorts Ltd., on Tuesday appointed Gamal Aziz president, and he will immediately assume the position from Steve Wynn.
Wynn will continue to serve as CEO and chairman of Wynn Macau. Aziz, 57, joined Wynn Resorts about a year ago as president and COO of the company’s new development division, Wynn Resorts Development LLC.
Aziz is well-known to Wynn after spending two years as senior vice president of Bellagio. Prior to joining Wynn Resorts, he was president and CEO of MGM Hospitality, a division at MGM Resorts International that pursued hotel developments worldwide.
Wynn Resorts is building a second Macau casino on the Cotai Strip, to compete with Sands China Ltd., a division of Las Vegas Sands Corp., MGM Resorts International, and Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. The $4 billion Wynn Palace casino is scheduled to open in early 2016.
Aziz is based in Las Vegas. Michael Weaver, a spokesman with Wynn Resorts, said Aziz will relocate to the former Portuguese colony and world’s largest gaming market.
Gambling revenue in Macau rose 19 percent to $45.2 billion in 2013.
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