General Manager of Cherry Interactive, who has 19 years of experience in the gaming, hospitality and travel industries with insight from entry level staffing up to senior management. Worked in four continents and spent the last 13 years predominantly in South East Asia.
Accumulated ample experience and is thoroughly familiar with the business ethics and code of conducts of both gaming & hotel corporations. Experience spans management positions in 2 luxury 5 star hotels, 5 Asian renowned gaming establishments, 1 gaming manufacturer and a licensed operating, distribution and consulting company. Broad leadership and managerial skills including in the field of customer service (both internal and external), people management, day to day operations, sales and marketing, technical and most of all, cost control and financial management. Speaks multiple languages including English, Malay, Indonesian, Mandarin, Khmer, Hokkien, Cantonese, German & Burmese.
The outflow of online gambling operators from the Philippines is expected to slow, at least for the time being, following amendments to tax regulations and due to uncertainties in neighbouring jurisdictions.
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) have won a reprieve from a punishing franchise tax, which may stop the exodus from the country, but uncertainty over business conditions remains high, industry insiders say.
Malaysia and Dubai are both being viewed as potential bases for online gambling operations, as an alternative to the Philippines, where the cost of doing business has risen to a level considered as unacceptable by many operators.
Cambodia’s online gaming ban, which came into effect as of Jan. 1st, has triggered mass layoffs and the shutdown of numerous casinos, and is not expected to be lifted due to pressure from the Chinese government.
This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
InMobi’s mobile gaming India report 2021 records that about 45 percent of Indian gamers started playing during the Covid lockdown, and it provides other insights about the size and nature of the mobile gaming market in India.
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.