Malaysia’s Richest 2018: How ‘Accidental’ Casino Billionaire Chen Lip Keong’s Cambodia Bet Paid Off

When Chen Lip Keong won Cambodia’s first casino license in 1994, he had hardly ever stepped inside a casino. He’d been to Malaysia’s Genting Highlands once on a date in the 1970s and visited Las Vegas once as a tourist. Casinos are “not in my blood; I’m not a gambler,” he says. Yet today, renowned casino architect Paul Steelman calls Chen “one of the most powerful creators of these properties in the world.”

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