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Alex Czajkowski

Alex Czajkowski
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Alex Czajkowski is an iGaming consultant with 20+ years of experience of successfully driving, acquiring and converting website visitors into high-value customers and growing online brands, three words come to mind when he is asked: "what do you do?": Power, Passion, and Magic. Core to his career has brought innovative products/ideas to early adopter markets, first B2B and then in B2C, always looking to leverage emerging technologies to acquire and retain customers and attract the next generation of customers. Growth. Innovation. New ideas.

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Chef in Macau IR being investigated for corruption linked to employment contracts

Macau authorities are investigating a corruption case involving an executive chef from a gaming concessionaire's restaurant, who allegedly received nearly $30K from his subordinates over almost three years in exchange for help in receiving or renewing employment contracts.

Macau gaming operators’ EBITDA growth expected to reaccelerate with opex stabilizing: Citigroup 

Following Citigroup’s Macau Gaming Corporate Day, where all six casino operators were hosted, the investment bank maintains a bullish stance on Macau gaming companies' oulook. 

South Korea leads Macau foreign tour groups in early 2024

In the first four months of the year, Macau's tourism sector witnessed a steady influx of visitors, with South Koreans and Thais emerging as the leading foreign tour groups.

Bloomberry Resorts denies expansion to Thailand

Philippine gaming operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation has issued a clarification note denying news regarding potential expansion plans into the possible future Thai gaming market.

Executive Senate session called to investigate Bamban Mayor’s POGO links

A Philippine Senate Committee will hold an executive session to investigate Bamban Mayor Alice Guo's unexplained assets and potential ties to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).

World Poker Tour announces cancellation of Macau event

The World Poker Tour’s debut in Macau, originally set for June 18th to 24th, has reportedly been canceled, with the company issuing a statement saying the series ‘will not move forward’.

China’s individual visa policy starts without direct flights to Macau

The inclusion of eight mainland cities into the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) for visits to Hong Kong and Macau came into effect on Monday, May 27th, however a lack of flight links could hamper visitation.

Philippine Senator Sherwin Gatchalian files bill to ban POGOs

Philippine Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has introduced a bill to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) citing rising criminality linked to the industry.

Kuala Lumpur cops bust call center tied to gambling, love scams

Police in Kuala Lumpur have arrested 12 individuals following a raid on a call center involved in a love scam and online gambling operations in the city.

Philippines likely to exit FATF grey list despite gaming-linked money laundering: Moody’s

The Philippines is likely to exit the “grey list” of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) soon, despite a high incidence of money laundering, mainly in the gaming sector, says a Moody’s analyst.

Macau casino staff recruited by crime syndicate for cheating scheme, 8 arrested

A criminal syndicate is suspected of recruiting casino employees in Macau to manipulate poker cards, causing specific sequences and outcomes in games.

Belle Corp to cut the number of directors from 9 to 7

Belle Corp, the parent company of Premium Leisure Corp (PLC), has announced a streamlining of operations by decreasing its number of directors.

Emperor Entertainment to acquire Hong Kong serviced apartment building for $90M

Emperor Entertainment Hotel Ltd has announced an agreement with its parent company to acquire a serviced apartment building in Hong Kong for HK$700 million ($90 million).

Shin Hwa World planning a major capital reorganization

South Korean integrated resort operator Shin Hwa World Ltd has announced a Special General Meeting to be held on June 13th to discuss a major capital reorganization, which includes consolidating shares and reducing share capital to offset accumulated losses.

Group alerts to surge in young gambling addictions in Japan

Japan's Society Concerned about Gambling Addiction has pointed out that the proliferation of online betting due to COVID-19 has led to a surge in young individuals developing gambling addiction.

“POGO Mayor” can seek reelection despite preventive suspension: election commission

Alice Guo, known as the "POGO Mayor", can run for reelection in next year's midterm elections despite facing a pending preventive suspension, the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Thursday.

Macau’s 1Q GDP shows 25.7% y-o-y growth, reaching 87% of pre-COVID levels

Macau's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) surged by 25.7 percent year-on-year in real terms. This marks a robust rebound, bringing it to 87.2 percent of the pre-pandemic level.

Jade Entertainment’s sportsbet brand suspends operations over unpaid bond

Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies has suspended operations of its Jade Sportsbet brand after failing to pay mandatory fees to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

Dynam Japan records 87.4% increase in net profit, announces dividend 

Pachinko hall operator Dynam Japan has recorded an 87.4 percent increase in net profit attributable to owners for the 12 months ending on March 31st this year.

ACMA blocked 8 more illegal offshore gambling websites

Eight more websites have been blocked by Australian media authorities (ACMA) for breach of interactive gambling laws.

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