About the Inventor
Lawrence Shen is the Founder & CEO of Panda Gaming Labs. Lawrence has been a PhD researcher, a formidable poker and blackjack player, and an executive for finance and business analysis in the gaming industry. Before Panda Gaming Labs, Lawrence was the Manager of Strategic Finance & Business Analysis at the largest gaming operator in the world.
Lawrence has the greatest passion for anything in the gaming industry. After years of analyzing and observing the casino floor, and with extended experience contributing to corporate decision making, Lawrence designed Lucky 8's Hold'emTM to lead the next exciting evolution of poker-based table games. Lawrence instilled a thrilling element from Asian culture into the popular western game of Hold'em, and this innovation has received praises from casino experts, including the Wizard of Odds, Anthony Curtis, and of course, us at Vegas Aces.
Besides Panda Gaming Labs, Lawrence also founded Advantage Partners Consulting to assist tribal and regional gaming operators in market research, feasibility studies, and M&A transactions. Lawrence is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), math and programming enthusiast, and avid traveler (43 US states, 50+ National Parks, and 400+ casinos). Lawrence speaks four languages and lives in Las Vegas with his wife and son.