About Philippines Casino Digest Association (PCDA)
The Philippines Casino Digest Association (PCDA) is the hub of the most brilliant minds in the realm of online casino gaming in the Philippines. Established in 2008, PCDA has become the gold standard for expertise, innovation, and trustworthiness in the industry. It's not just an association; it's a powerhouse where talent meets passion.
The PCDA brings together a highly exclusive roster of professionals who excel in various facets of online gaming. What's coming up is an exclusive dive into the lives and skills of the 10 pros that make this association shine. From Poker experts to Sportsbook aficionados, we'll give you an intimate look at who these industry leaders are. It's not just about the games they play; it's about the passion they bring and the standards they set. Stay tuned!
Jacky Tomson, Senior Poker Pro and Consultant at Hawkplay Online Casino
If you want to talk poker in the Philippines, you're likely to hear the name Jacky Tomson. With over 20 years of experience under his belt, this Manila native has two Philippines Poker Championships to his name. Jacky doesn't just play; he's a mentor to budding talent. Oh, and if you ever visit his place, you'll be amazed by his unique collection of vintage poker chips.
- Profile: From Manila, Joined Hawkplay in 2019
- Profession: Poker Pro, Two-time Philippines Poker Championship winner
- Currently Employed: Senior Poker Consultant at Hawkplay Online Casino and 747 Live Casino
Sarah Green, Slot Machine Expert at Lucky Cola
Sarah Green is the 'Queen of Slots,' and she's earned it. This wizard of slot machines hails from the island paradise of Cebu. With multiple high-roller awards in her showcase, she has an almost uncanny grasp of slot machine algorithms. Beyond the spin of the reels, Sarah is a tech-savvy dynamo, sharing her twin passions for robotics and slots on her buzzing YouTube channel.
- Profile: From Cebu, Joined in 2021
- Profession: Slot Machine Expert, Multiple award-winner
- Currently Employed: Slot Machine Consultant at Lucky Cola and Lodibet Casino
Miguel Rodriguez, Live Casino Lead Analyst at Lucky 777
Miguel Rodriguez, a Davao City native, comes from a lineage of card players and took his family's passion to the professional level. With a discerning eye for the ins and outs of live casino gaming, Miguel has established himself as an authority in the industry. When he's not shaping the world of live casino, you can find him hosting exclusive culinary events, an ode to his love for gourmet food.
- Profile: From Davao City, Joined in 2019
- Profession: Live Casino Analyst, Known for insightful game analysis
- Currently Employed: Lead Analyst of Live Casino Operations at Lucky 777
Anthony "Ant" Wu, Blackjack Development Manager at Hawkplay Online Casino
Anthony "Ant" Wu, a Quezon City native, is a blackjack mastermind with a mathematical edge. His book "Blackjack: The Math Behind The Cards" is a local bestseller. And if you're wondering how he stays so sharp, Anthony is a fitness junkie who firmly believes that a sound body nurtures a sound mind.
- Profile: From Quezon City, Joined in 2021
- Profession: Blackjack Guru, Author of a bestselling blackjack book
- Currently Employed: Blackjack Development Manager at Hawkplay Online Casino and 747 Live Casino
Jenny Lin, Roulette Game Designer at Lucky Cola
Jenny Lin, born in the cool climate of Baguio, discovered her calling at a roulette table when she was just 18. Her eyes light up when the wheel spins, and she's been honored with the 'Roulette Queen Award' for three consecutive years. Outside the casino, she finds her zen hiking through the mountains, a hobby she claims sharpens her focus for the game.
- Profile: From Baguio, Joined in 2020
- Profession: Roulette Specialist, Three-time 'Roulette Queen Award' winner
- Currently Employed: Roulette Game Designer at Lucky Cola and Lodibet Casino
George Lewis, Head of Sportsbook Analytics at Lucky 888
George Lewis, hailing from the bustling city of Makati, started his career dribbling basketballs. An unfortunate injury pivoted his path, but his love for sports never wavered. These days, he uses his sports acumen to analyze bets for Lucky 888. When he isn't immersed in spreadsheets, George coaches youth basketball, imparting his love for the game to the next generation.
- Profile: From Makati, Joined in 2019
- Profession: Sports Betting Analyst, Transitioned from professional basketball
- Currently Employed: Head of Sportsbook Analytics at Lucky 888 and Panalotto Casino
Kimberly "Kim" O'Sullivan, Director of Video Poker Experience at Lucky 777
Originally hailing from Cagayan de Oro, Kimberly "Kim" O'Sullivan stands as a celebrated figure in the world of video poker. With several national video poker championships under her belt, she has seamlessly transitioned into a key role at Lucky 777. Beyond the game, her creativity extends to the canvas, often featuring casino-inspired themes in her artwork.
- Profile: From Cagayan de Oro, Joined in 2021
- Profession: Video Poker Champion, Multiple national titles
- Currently Employed: Director of Video Poker Experience at Lucky 777 and 747 Live Casino
Vincent Zhao, Chief Baccarat Strategist at Lucky 888
Vincent Zhao's life is a tableau of opulence, having spent years playing baccarat in the plush casinos of Pampanga. Today, he enhances the baccarat experience at Lucky 888 with statistical models that add an extra layer of excitement to the game. When he's not immersed in baccarat, Vincent indulges his palate, traveling to vineyards around the world.
- Profile: From Pampanga, Joined in 2022
- Profession: Baccarat Expert, Turned hobby into a career
- Currently Employed: Chief Baccarat Strategist at Lucky 888
Sophia Martinez, eSports Betting Product Manager at Hawkplay Online Casino
Sophia Martinez is a digital warrior turned betting strategist. Born in Pasay City, Sophia was a semi-professional gamer before joining the eSports betting scene. Now at Hawkplay Online Casino, she employs her deep-rooted knowledge of eSports to revolutionize how betting and gaming intersect. Her tech-savvy approaches are not confined to her day job; she also runs a popular blog that delves into the symbiotic relationship between gaming and betting.
- Profile: From Pasay City, Joined in 2019
- Profession: eSports Betting Strategist, Ex-semi-professional gamer
- Currently Employed: eSports Betting Product Manager at Hawkplay Online Casino and Panalotto Casino
Chris Patel, VIP Customer Experience Director at Lucky Cola
Having grown up in a family of hoteliers in Bacolod, Chris Patel knows a thing or two about luxury. This expert in hospitality and VIP services transitioned from land-based casinos to the digital realm with Lucky Cola. Known for his keen eye for elegance, Chris elevates VIP gaming experiences, making them memorable and elite. When he's not focused on customer service, he dazzles colleagues and clients alike with his sleight-of-hand magic tricks.