Paulo Martins Chan, director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), has received the 2019 Regulator of the Year for Asia / Australasia by the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).
Each year, IMGL recognizes outstanding regulators based on stringent standards, including pre-eminence in the regulatory field and their noteworthy contributions to the overall body of regulatory work. Candidates are picked from Europe, North America, South and Central America, Australasia, Indian countries, and evolving jurisdictions.
The award was granted on September 12 at the Park Café München GmbH, with a presentation on ‘The Changing VIP Business of Gaming in Macao’ provided by Wang Changbin, director of the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) Centre for Gaming and Tourism Studies.
“I am particularly honored that IMGL, a prestigious international association, has awarded me this award, and I consider it to be the fruit of a joint effort by the MSAR government,” Chan told Macau News Agency after receiving the award.
“I greatly appreciate the trust and support of Chief Executive Dr. Chui Sai On and the Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong as well as the entire DICJ team. DICJ will continue to make every effort to develop Macau’s gaming sector,” he added.