he ECG is a leading gaming association for gaming operators, suppliers and regulators which promotes the development and growth of the legitimate gaming industry. The summit coincided with the Asia GEM 2008, the largest gaming expo in the Philippines, April 2-4 in Manila.
Tong was elected by the members of the Euro-Asian Cooperation on Gaming Association Limited (ECG) as the latest member of the ECG at the Le Salon Hyatt Hotel and Casino in Manila and was personally welcomed by ECG Chairman Efraim C. Genuino, who is also the Chairman of PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, the official gaming regulator and largest gaming operator in the Philippines).
Founded in 2006 by a group of top gaming industry leaders, the Euro-Asian Cooperation on Gaming Association Limited (ECG) now includes some of the most prominent gaming industry leaders including Chairman Efraim C. Genuino, Lam Yin Lok (Chairman of Jimei Group), Jack Binion (Chairman of Blizzard Asset Management), Tony Boyd (Chairman of Casino Services International), Kazuo Okada (Chairman of Aruze Gaming), Sebastian Salat (President of WMS), Louis Ng (Director and COO of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, SJM), and David Orrick (Director of Austrian Gaming Industries and Novomatic Group of Companies), among others.
Tony Tong, Chairman and CEO of PacificNet, said, "I am honored to be elected to this prestigious group of top leaders in the gaming industry. I am also happy that the gaming world is taking notice that we are making steady progress in gaining market share in a number of gaming markets. We are currently very focused on rolling out new gaming products in Asia. Asia's gaming market has been growing rapidly especially in Macau, which is the biggest gaming market in the world, as well as the Philippines, and PACT has an early mover advantage as a leading domestic developer and manufacturer of gaming technologies in these regions. We are confident in our prospects for our products in 2008 and beyond. I enjoyed very much the opportunity to meet with other ECG members to discuss market opportunities."