Assertions that Malaysia is now Southeast Asia’s epicenter for match fixing didn’t go down well with the country’s authorities.
Patrick Jay is a vastly experienced senior commercial director, executive and business leader with an extensive track record working in a global environment, and at ease operating with all levels of an organisation. He has spent more than 20 years on the front line and on the cutting edge of the global betting and gaming sector in Europe and Asia. Patrick left the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2015 where for five years he ran the word's most profitable and successful football betting business while also leading the betting and gaming relationships with The China Sports Lottery in Beijing and The Taiwan Sports Lottery in Taipei. Whilst looking after multi billion US Dollars in annual betting turnover, he also assisted on a number of external bodies - World Lotteries Association, European Lotteries, European Sports Security Association, INTERPOL, FIFA etc by providing expert insight and integrated and working partnerships on the subject of betting and gaming, match fixing and sports integrity around the globe. Before Hong Kong, Patrick ran Ladbrokes sports betting operations for the entire global group from their London headquarters (2004-2009) and before that, he looked after what was regarded as the number one sports betting odds compiling team for almost a decade. Using what were then revolutionary techniques such as models, simulations and algorithms, he helped set up the market leading IG Index Sports from scratch in 1993 with 5m sterling capital and floated the business in London in 2002 for 240m sterling. Today's market cap is in excess of 2 billion sterling.