In our Spotlight Asia series, we’re celebrating some of the leading innovators and game-changers in the emerging iGaming sectors across Asian markets. It’s a guide to who-to-know and how they’ve shaped the industry for the future, an invaluable source focused on the up-and-coming and established minds in the emerging iGaming space.
As the rate of innovation increases exponentially through technologies such as blockchain, AI, and IoT, there’s a new breed of high-achievers entering the space. Others have further solidified their place in the sector with years of experience informing their ideas.
Andrea Domingo is working to keep PAGCOR as one of the top contributors to the Philippines’ government’s budget
Andrea Domingo is the current Head of PAGCOR and is a former member of Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign team, where she helped organize volunteer groups. This is not her first position in public office as she previously served as head of the Bureau of Immigration, as a congresswoman from Pampanga in the mid-1990s and as CEO of the Philippine Reclamation Authority within the Public Works Department.
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is a government-owned and controlled corporation established in 1977, which operates under the Office of the President of the Philippines.
The Board of Directors for PAGCOR officially announced their approval of the strategic partnership proposal that will take place with SiGMA, noting that the collaboration will encourage regional and international investment in the Philippines.
Dinos Stranomitis is pushing Altenar to specialize in providing sports betting solutions
Dinos Stranomitis is the COO and co-founder of Altenar where his focus is on pushing the company to specialize in providing a sports betting solution, both to new clients and to an existing pool of partners.
He recently noted that the time for big software companies to get a one-stop-shop for everything is now gone, and that operators are now trying to find companies that specialize.
Altenar is a provider of sportsbook services to licensed gaming operators. Ranging from ‘software-only’ product offers to the provision of a fully-managed sports betting platform stack, Altenar offers proven stability coupled with a flexible and personalised service. Our software is developed and operated in-house, whilst being powered by premium quality data feeds.
Stranomitis also showcased Altenar’s reach in Colombia, Jamaica, Peru, and Brazil where he explained that it would be a big mistake to believe that their markets are similar.
Stanislav Silin is working towards Altenar being known as the provider of choice for sports betting operators
Stanislav Silin is the CEO and co-founder of Altenar. In a recent interview where he reflected on 2019, he explained how they obtained key licences with the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission, and have launched four regulated customers despite Italy and Sweden being quite challenging markets for sports betting.
He said that at Altenar they want to be known as a trusted provider of choice for sports betting operators, and that they present themselves as a company that is increasingly gaining a reputation as a reliable technology partner.
Altenar has just launched the second version of its sports betting platform, which enables it to serve operators on a global level in a more efficient manner, with the ability to blend content from different data providers in a more fine-tuned fashion. Furthermore, it is developed using the latest technologies and embraces hybrid cloud infrastructure, with massive scalability and geo-distributed deployment using containers in the public cloud.
Tiffany Wang XingYu is leading the charge to recognise and respond to toxic behaviour
Tiffany is Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Spectrum Labs, a contextual AI platform set to build a safer internet. She leads strategic growth, customer community and thought leadership of brand safety and internet health.
Spectrum helps social, gaming and dating companies with global consumers, and recognize and respond to toxic behaviours in real-time across any language.
She is also an investor and advisor in blockchain, AI and quantum computing startups. She is Partner at Tribe, a Singapore government-backed blockchain accelerator, leading investor relations in the US. Tiffany also started the Internet Health Project and you can read her latest learnings about digital governance at internethealthproject.com.
Prior to her chapter in the US, she was an award-winning commodity investor across Africa, Asia and Europe, with accolades including Thomson Reuters Award 2012 and 2014, and Malaysian Greentech Award. She also advised Southeast Asian governments (Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia) on energy policies and on One Road One Belt investments from China to Southeast Asia.
Captain Charity splits 50% of its net profit with 10 different charities
CaptainCharity.com from Good Guys Media was launched by Aspire Global and is to give away 50% of its net profits to a range of charities and environmental organization, whilst being guided by a fresh attitude towards responsible gambling based on total transparency.
At the time of launch, the CEO, Thomas Smith, said that they will split the 50% with 10 different charities so that each one gets 5% of the net profit.
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