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From the CEO (#28)

Written by Andrew W Scott

Welcome to WGM#28 – yet another fun and action packed instalment of our mag! This is the issue where you get to test your gaming smarts – and hopefully earn bragging rights over your friends in the process. Are you a shark gliding your way with ease through the ocean of betting opportunities like an expert? Or are you really just a fish, a juicy victim for the sharks! Turn to page 10 to take our test and find out.

On the gaming front our resident Macau legal expert Luís Mesquita de Melo examines the enforceability of debts racked up in Macau’s casinos, we have an interview with G2E Asia supremo Michael Johnson, our mahjong expert Jenn Barr discusses breaking down international borders hampering the greater development of the game and there’s a blackjack “blast from the past” – we re-visit an article I wrote back in 2010 about assessing expectations in the game of 21 points.

Sport is always a big part of any issue of WGM and this issue is no exception. WGM’s resident football guru Leanne Lu takes a look at the resurrection of Liverpool’s Luis Suárez in the hearts and minds of the Reds’ fans, our good friends at Oneworks give us some very interesting data on football betting in Asia, we take a look at the concept of “hope” in sporting competitions and we round it out by examining the wonderful sport of snooker, in which China is now clearly the number two country in the world. Don’t miss WGM#29 in May which will be our special issue with all you need to know about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Poker sees Railbird Ronny give his usual report as well as coverage of the Asian Poker Tour Iron Man event and the most recent Macau Poker Cup. Our poker guru Ben Blaschke covers the always touchy subject of calling “time” on your opponent.

Our Macau lifestyle editor Yuci Tai gives us her usual Out and About in Macau, The Panda has a disappointing feed at Laurel, the Stallion finds some beautiful reasons to visit Altira’s 38 Lounge and the Eagle surprises us with his top five old school accessories for gentlemen!

See you all again next time – when it will be all about the football!

Follow the dragon,
Andrew W Scott