Albert Climent

    Company: BlueSea Gaming



    Albert Climent is an entrepreneur and gaming consultant based in Asia, with a background in the European and Asian on-line gambling world.He has worked as a consultant to gaming operations, in both pre and post regulated markets, and is a well-respected old hand in international betting circles. Albert is a veteran of the Asian gaming scenario, having followed the development of the main markets in the region for the past 8 years.

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