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Sudhir H. Kalé

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Sudhir H. Kalé, Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of GamePlan Consultants, a business that offers boutique high level consultancy and training to gaming establishments all over the world. Currently, he is also Honorary Professor of Marketing at Bond University in Australia and a Senior Consultant to the clubs industry in Australia through Bulls Eye Services.
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Covid-19 poses five key risks for casino recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has left the global gaming industry bruised and maimed and there are five key factors to suggest the recovery may face significant headwinds. By Sudhir H. Kalé, Ph.D.

Clouds darken for U.S. operators in Macau

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a huge toll on casino revenues in Macau with U.S. operators such as Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands bleeding more than $2 million a day in the 2020 second quarter.
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Covid reopening like a start up

Casinos and clubs are reopening their doors to the public and so far, for most businesses, the comeback has been far more difficult than anticipated. The situation is analogous to learning to walk again after a horrific automobile accident. 

CEO face time needed to improve customer experience

In my visits to casino properties in Macau, Philippines, and Singapore, I find that top executives are ensconced out of the public eye, their...
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...

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