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Tengco named ‘executive of the year’ at gaming awards

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Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) chairman and chief executive Alejandro Tengco was voted “Executive of the Year” in the prestigious Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific 2024 held at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on June 4, 2024.

Runner-up for the award was MGM China president and COO Hubert Wang, while Aristocrat Gaming’s general manager for Asia Lloyd Robson and Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies founder and CEO Joe Pisano were at joint third place.

Tengco said he did not expect to win the award, but it “validated the efforts that we have been putting over the past two years. It also proved that we are leading the agency in the right direction.”

“This award inspires me to work harder so that our plans and aspirations for PAGCOR may become a reality during my tenure as chairman and CEO,” he said.

The Global Gaming Awards is a project of gaming publication Gambling Insider and is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

Mariya Savova, the event manager, congratulated this year’s winners and those who were shortlisted, adding that “nomination alone is still a fantastic achievement.”

“The Philippines is now the most dynamic and innovative gaming market in Asia with developments in both the land-based and online verticals, so it certainly was a great pleasure to have the Global Gaming Awards Asia-Pacific here in Manila today,” she said during the ceremony.

Another category in the award is Casino Operator of the Year which was jointly won by Galaxy Entertainment Group and Philippine company Bloomberry Resorts Corp., while runner-up was Sands and in third place was Wynn Resorts Macau.


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