Paulo Martins Chan will be stepping down from his position as the head of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau in June, to be replaced by Adriano Marques Ho, an advisor to Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak, according to a report from Macau News Agency.
Sources told MNA that Chan will return to the Public Prosecutions Office, where he previously served as assistant prosecutor-general.
Ho has been one of the top advisors to the Secretary for Security since 2014, and was previously head of the Judiciary Police’s investigation unit in charge of gaming-related and economic crimes.
He also served as a member of the Tourism Crisis Management Office, and of the Coordinating Committee for Management and Development of Maritime Jurisdiction Areas.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.