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#InTheSpotlightFGN - Philippines GGR up 144% for Q2 Philippines gross gaming revenue came in at US$824.2m for the quarter.

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2019 was a record year for Philippines’ gaming industry with a total GGR of 256 billion pesos (US$4.60 billion):

Overview of Online Casino Industry in Asian Markets in 2022

The Asian gambling market has grown since Covid 19 opened residents’ eyes to online gambling two years ago. Offshore online casinos are flocking in to fill the void. Online CasinoHEX Singapore has curated a list of offshore casinos for Singaporeans on its website.
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Top 5 Pinoy-Developed Games Worth Playing

Video games in the Philippines have grown to some of the best entertainment worldwide. The industry has earned millions within 12 years of expertise experience. Filipino game developers are as good as other top developers. Online casino games Philippines are also a good recreation outlet for Filipinos.
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Laos Considers Shifting Towards Online Gambling

Laos is considering introducing online casinos modeled after POGOs. The government is currently deliberating on passing rules that will create a framework that enables companies to apply for licenses. Laos has been mostly relying on its brick-and-mortar business, but this is changing now. The country has to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic which has impacted tourism revenue and the gambling industry. Since Laos only operated brick and mortar properties, it has lost revenue. Illegal gambling operations proliferated, depriving the central government of taxable revenue, as well.
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Stricter policy on casinos

Bloomberry Resorts Corp. signed an agreement with landowners to acquire 279 hectares in the area for P7.5 billion. Bloomberry is the operator of the Solaire Resort and Casino, one of four gaming and resort complexes allowed by the government in Entertainment City. The first one opened in 2013. President Duterte ordered a moratorium on new casinos in 2018. This was lifted last year after the goverment scrambled for funds to finance efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Even before Bloomberries finished its project, Pagcor allowed Razon's BloomBerry to build a casino in Quezon City, which is targeted to start commercial operations in 2023.
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Philippine gaming revenue grows 30.3% in Q1

Philippine gaming revenue grows 30.3% in Q1. March saw the highest amount of GGR, at PHP13.94bn, while February G GR was PHP 13.1bn. Revenue from licensed casinos was up by 29.5% year-on-year. Clark casino generated PHP3.01bn and Fiesta casino saw PHP243.9m in revenue. Bingo operations saw PHP 3.48bn in revenues. Electronic sabong – online bets on cockfighting – generated  PHP1,66bn across the quarter. Rodrigo Duterte ordered an end to e-sanbong last week.
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Philippine gaming revenue grows 30.3% in Q1

Philippines 1Q casino GGR up 15pct q-o-q to US$627mln

The Philippine casino sector produced gross gaming revenue of PHP32.75 billion in the three months to March 31. The tally rose by 14.8 percent from the previous quarter and 27.2 percent in year-on-year terms. Private-sector casino resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City produced about 82.1 percent of all industry GGR in first quarter. Cluster of commercial casinos in Clark Freeport Zone generated PHP3.01 billion G GR in same period. Table games Ggr at Pagcor-run casinos reached PHP808. 2 million in that quarter, up 20.3 percent on previous one.
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Philippines 1Q casino GGR up 15pct q-o-q to US$627mln
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Okada Manila Goes Ahead with Early Online Gambling Launch

Okada Manila has launched its online gambling platform. The platform will be released in April. The Philippines once shunned interactive gambling, but the country realized how useful the additional revenue can be in the absence of tourists and land-based gambling.
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Okada Manila Goes Ahead with Early Online Gambling Launch

Okada Manila starts online play for clients in Philippines

Okada Manila casino resort in the Philippine capital is offering online gaming for domestic customers from mid-April. The resort's parent, Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp, received approval from the authorities to run in tandem with its bricks and mortar casino. It has already done a soft launch for the online-play electronic gaming machines. By the end of April, it will be allowed to operate 16 online live tables and 150 machines for online services.
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Okada Manila launches online gaming for domestic Philippine market

Okada Manila has launched its online gaming platform for the Philippines domestic market. The company received approval from gaming regulator PAGCOR to conduct online games almost a year ago. Online gaming revenue will be incorporated into parent company Universal Entertainment Corp’s financial results for FY22. There are currently eight tables games, six baccarat and two roulette tables, and 80 electronic gaming machines available on Okada's online platform. This will increase to 16 tables and 150 EGMs by the end of the month.
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The call to responsible gaming is loud and clear in the global gaming industry. The so-called "House Edge" is a built-in advantage in favor of the casino and every game. It is designed to minimize your wins. One goes to a casino to be entertained and bet on a game of chance.
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A Guide To The Best Online Casinos In The Philippines

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Philippines 4Q casino GGR up 22pct q-o-q to US$555mln

Philippines casino sector produced gross gaming revenue (GGR) of just above US$555.2 million in the three months to December 31. Private-sector casinos in Manila’s Entertainment City produced about 83.4 percent of all industry GGR in fourth quarter. The cluster of commercial casinos on the Clark Freeport Zone generated nearly PHP2.30 billion G GRG in that quarter, flat from the previous three. Pagcor-run slot Ggr rose by 51.7% quarter-on-quarter to PHP1.44 billion.
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Philippines 4Q casino GGR up 22pct q-o-q to US$555mln

Okada Manila Sees Strong Earnings Momentum As Casino Operator Prepares For U.S. Listing

Okada Manila is preparing to list on Nasdaq through a SPAC this month. The casino resort's revenue increased 24% to $399.6 million in 2021 from the previous year. Okada's parent Universal Entertainment said last month the property narrowed its operating loss to 1.87 billion yen ($16.3 million) last year from a loss 9 billion Yen in 2020. The company is optimistic business will pick up, driven by pent-up travel demand. It is currently operating nearly 35,000 square meters of gaming space with 599 gaming tables and 4,263 electronic gaming machines.
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Okada Manila Sees Strong Earnings Momentum As Casino Operator Prepares For U.S. Listing

Baccarat Winner Takes Home $300,000 on a $60 Punt at PNXBET

Baccarat winner from the Philippines won $300,000 on a $60 punt at PNXBET online casino. It was only his third bet. The large-sized winnings triggered a temporary freeze of the player's account. The account was restored in under an hour. He got all his money back. Pnxbet is a popular online gambling site in the South East island of Philippines.
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LRWC launches online bingo game

Leisure and Resorts World Corporation launched the country's first online bingo game, BingoPlus. The company hopes to expand the business in the future. The pandemic limits leisure activities and the government looks for additional income sources. It is looking into expanding Bingos Plus to other on-site branches of its current brands.
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Pagcor issues 1st online bingo license to gaming firm

Leisure & Resorts World Corp. has acquired the first-of-its-kind online traditional bingo license. The company is the same group behind the Bingo Bonanza games operated in shopping malls. Bingos are played onsite in 18 Bingonanza Traditional bingos in Metro Manila and other provincial areas. The group plans to expand the on-site offering of OTB in other traditional Bingoning sites nationwide.
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LRWC granted PH’s 1st Online Traditional Bingo license by PAGCOR

Leisure & Resort World Corporation’s newest gaming brand, BingoPlus, soft launched “Online Traditional Bingos” or OTB. This is the first online traditional bingo licensed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation. OTBs is available in 18 Bingonanza Traditional Bingo Halls in Metro Manila and other provincial areas. The company plans to expand the on-site offering of OTBS in other traditional Bingoning sites nationwide. The OTbs are expected to be one of the main revenue streams for the company in the future. It is aimed at reigniting the fun and excitement of bingos through the online space.
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LRWC granted PH’s 1st Online Traditional Bingo license by PAGCOR

Manila tougher restrictions, casinos at limited capacity

Metro Manila is under the more restrictive alert level 3 since January 3. The alert is in response to an increase in Covid-19 infections in the region. At least one casino resort at Entertainment City confirms that its gaming floor remains open, but with limited capacity. The maximum number of people allowed to play at a table per table is three. Slot machines are spaced one seat's-width apart. People aged 21 and above are allowed on the premises. It's not clear if other casinos in Entertainment city are also operating under more strict measures.
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Church opposes casino operation in Misamis Oriental town

The Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Jose Cabantan is opposed to the Grand Imperial Casino in Opol town, Misamis Oriental. He is questioning the local government officials who gave the green light for the operation of the casino. The church has consistently opposed the establishment of a casino in the city since 1993. The governor of Misami Oriental said he didn't know about the Casino until he heard it discussed on local radio. It is allowed to operate if it complies with all government regulations.   “We need an authentic human development program that alleviates the conditions of our families, not gambling,” Caban said.
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Church opposes casino operation in Misamis Oriental town

Church opposes casino operation in Misamis town

The Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Jose Cabantan is opposed to the Grand Imperial Casino in Opol town, Misamis Oriental. He is questioning the local government officials who gave the green light for the operation of the casino. The church has consistently opposed the establishment of a casino in the city since 1993. The governor of Misami Oriental said he didn't know about the Casino until he heard it discussed on local radio. It is allowed to operate if it complies with all government regulations.   “We need an authentic human development program that alleviates the conditions of our families, not gambling,” Caban said.
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Rich Goldman deal re VIP room at Solaire Manila ends Jan 1

Rich Goldman's deal with Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila to introduce VIPs to a gaming room ends on January 1st. The firm will focus on its money lending business, hotel operations business and property leasing business instead. Rich Goldman has previously had deals covering profit share with junkets in the Macau casino market. Since the detention in Macao of Alvin Chau Cheok Wa, founder of Suncity Group brand of junket, a number of casino operators have confirmed ceasing cooperation with Macaese junketts.
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Suncity’s Philippines subsidiary says Manila hotel-casino development unaffected by Alvin Chau arrest

Suntrust Home Developers Inc, 51% owned by Suncity, says development of its US$1 billion Manila hotel and casino project will continue as planned despite the arrest of Suntrust Chairman Alvin Chau this week. SunTrust has cash and cash equivalents of around Php7.7 billion (US$152.8 million) to support immediate construction and working capital requirements. Chau was arrested by Macau authorities on Saturday and sent to Coloane Prison to await trial on Monday for alleged criminal association, illegal gambling and money laundering.
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Filipino Lawmaker Warns Online Cockfighting, Gambling Are Country's New Pandemic

Alan Peter Cayetano is an ex-House Speaker from the Philippines. He is currently looking for a seat in the Senate. On Monday, he asked Congress to reject the applications for 25-year legislative franchises requested by two different e-sabong companies in Philippines, which would allow them to operate betting stations.
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Opening of Suncity’s Manila casino project delayed to 2024

Suncity Group's Philippines subsidiary, Suntrust Home Developers Inc, has announced revisions to agreements with Megawide Construction Corporation. The revised agreement will extend the completion date for Package 2 until March 31, 2024. The agreement also includes a payment of Php700 million for additional architectural, structural and civil works for the Package 1.
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Philippines 3Q casino GGR up 25pct q-o-q to US$469mln

Philippine casino sector produced gross gaming revenue of nearly PHP23.46 billion in the three months to September 30. The figure excludes revenue from bingo operations and from electronic game parlours. Manila's Entertainment City casinos produced about 82.6 percent of all industry GGR in third quarter. Clusters of casinos in Clark Freeport Zone generated nearly $2.31 billion G GR in that quarter, up 3.1 percent on the previous quarter's $ 2.24 billion. Pagcor-operated casinos' GBR was down 6.5 percent from the preceding quarter to $1.68 billion, but up from $949 million in second quarter of this year.
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Philippines 3Q casino GGR up 25pct q-o-q to US$469mln

Philippine Office Market Could Tank on New Gambling Tax

A new tax on online gambling operators in the Philippines could drive up the nation's high office vacancy rate. The measure imposes a 5 percent tax. Foreigners employed by them must pay a 25 percent withholding tax, which is making life expensive for Pogos. More than half of the 60 registered Pogs have shuttered since it began. The new administration after next year's presidential elections could bring a new, less friendly leader. It is also important to note that the taxes are all above the line.
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Clark casino co. surrenders provisional license to PAGCOR; Suspends build

PH Resorts Group Inc, in the Philippines has received permission to suspend their provisional license for The Base Integrate Resort. The resort was scheduled to open in 2022 within the Clark Freeport Zone. It is situated within a 177-hectare broader development owned by the Udenna Group’s Clark Global City. CGLC, a local subsidiary of PH Resort Group, asked the gambling regulator, PAGCOR, to grant their request for a voluntary surrender of the provisional licence. They are focusing on Emerald Bay Resort and Casino in Cebu.
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Clark casino co. surrenders provisional license to PAGCOR; Suspends build

Summit Ascent grants financial assistance to SunTrust on delays to Manila casino development

Hong Kong's Summit Ascent Holdings extends the maturity date of a US$122.5 million loan to SunTrust Home Developers Inc until 18 July 2022. It also subscribed to another US $127. 5 million in convertible bonds. The company is helping Suntrust to continue development work on its hotel-casino project in Manila. The situation in the Philippines has been badly affected by COVID-19 lockdowns. A default of the loan would hinder the development of Sunrust's project. Summit owns and operates a Russian casino-resort Tigre de Cristal in Vladivostok.
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Gambling is illegal in China, except for the two state-run lottery. Chinese nationals can gamble in Macau and Hong Kong. Maca is a former Portuguese colony. It has 41 casinos and millions of tourists. Online casinos are banned on the island. The local regulatory agency issued a public warning in 2015. The agency warned that online casinos were banned in the area in December 2015, but the ban was lifted in March 2016.
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Manila casino firm changes name to Suntrust Resort Holdings

Suntrust Home Developers Inc. changed its name to Suntrust Resort Holdings Inc on Monday. The company is planning to build a casino hotel at the Westside City scheme in Manila. It is backed by Suncity Group Holdings Ltd, led by Macau junket entrepreneur Alvin Chau Cheok Wa.
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Gambling is popular in the Philippines. There are many online casinos and gambling platforms. Some players find it difficult to learn the rules and tricks of some games. Ecasinos.ph is a project launched in August 2021 by ScanTeam. It's aimed at helping gamblers in Philippines become advanced users of the iGaming sites.
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Int Ent confirms Manila casino mgmt deal with Pagcor

Int Ent confirms Manila casino mgmt deal with Pagcor. The cooperation agreement is valid until March 31, 2031 inclusive. It was temporarily postponed due to enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. Marina Square Properties will manage the existing International Entertainment's casino in Manila and be allowed to operate a new gaming venue as part of its expansion plan. They are planning to build a casino and hotel complex. There are currently no plans to expand the New World Manila Bay Hotel. In July, the company said it was to sign a cooperation deal regarding the management and operations of the casino.
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Philippine President Lifts Boracay Casino Ban

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on casino operations on the resort island of Boracay. He needs money to pay a lot of expenses and keep the government running. In 2018, he had banned casinos from being developed and operated on Boray, and ordered an environmental cleanup. Boroy closed the island for six months and stalled at least two multi-million dollar casino projects.
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New Casino for the Philippines Confirmed After Moratorium Lifted

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic hardships. It has also opened the doors to new gambling opportunities in the Philippines. Boracay will soon be home to a new resort after President Rodrigo Duterte reversed a moratorium in place for two and a half years.
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Groove Gaming grows games aggregation platform

Groove Gaming has added a new game developer to its aggregator, Dragon Gaming. Dragon Games is a Manila-based developer of HTML5 slot titles. The games are available in over 25 languages and more than 25 currencies, including cryptocurrencies.
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Int Ent delays realising Manila casino mgmt deal with Pagcor

Marina Square Properties was to create a management committee for its existing casino in Manila. The decision was postponed due to the quarantine in the area due the Covid-19 infections. The company is planning to expand the New Coast Hotel Manila and build a casino. Pagcor had previously granted a provisional gaming licence to Marina Square. It was negotiating the terms of the licence. i.e. the construction of two to three towers, with about 800 five-star hotel rooms and a. casino with more than 250 gaming tables, 1,600 slot machines, 100 tables for junket operations.
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Suncity vows to return irate casino high rollers’ millions stuck since pandemic began

Suncity Group Manila is readying cash and properties to reimburse junket players for their advance deposit placements made just before the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020. The players are angry because Suncity refused to let them withdraw their deposits. Sun City is planning to build and operate its own hotel and casino within the Westside City Resorts World Township in Pagcor’s Entertainment City development. It is alleged that Sun city misappropriated the funds placed in trust and delayed the return of the deposits to fund the project. A lawyer for the junkets claims that the delay is tantamount to syndicated estafa.
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Metro Manila casinos shut from Aug 6 amid pandemic: ops

Metro Manila casinos are temporarily closed from August 6 to August 20 due to a pandemic. The Okada Manila casino resort confirms that gaming operations will be suspended. City of Dreams Manila confirms to GGRAsia that the whole property will close from 6 August to 20 August. Solaire Resort and Casino confirms it will continue on a limited basis until August 5. The casino complex's three hotels have been out of action since July 31. Some pending bookings for staycation breaks at Okadas Manila will also be offered other slots.
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Stock Commentary: Premium Leisure Q2 profit up 199%, but lockdown 2.0 a threat

Premium Leisure Corp posted a Q2/21 profit of P281 million, up 199% from Q1/20 profit. PLC is the casino/resort subsidiary of Belle Corporation. Belle owns and operates City of Dreams Manila and owns a majority stake in Pacific Online Systems Corporation, which develops lottery software and terminals for its main client, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
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Int Ent, Pagcor to sign deal to manage Manila casino venue

Marina Square Properties runs the New Coast Hotel Manila in the Philippine capital. It has a leasing agreement with Pagcor for the latter to operate a casino inside the property. The agreement for management of the existing casino shall be valid until March 31, 2031. The existing hotel complex includes 24 mass-market gaming tables and 175 electronic gaming machines. International Entertainment Corp's plan to expand the Manila property envisages the construction of two to three towers, with about 800 five-star hotel rooms and a casinos with more than 250 gaming table, 1,600 slot machines and 100 tables for junket operations.
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‘Go Ahead and Gamble’ Philippine President Duterte Says

Duterte's office has issued a proclamation on July 7 that encourages online gambling. Bloomberg reports that gaming stocks have risen since the proclamation. The President wants to boost his country's coffers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He said his nation was running out of money because of COVI-20.
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Online Gambling Allowed in Philippines to Boost Covid Response Funds

President Rodrigo Duterte allowed online gambling to boost the country's Covid-19 response funds. He was previously against online betting. Around 60 POGOs have secured licenses to operate in the Philippines. Malacañang recognises PogOs as the government's tax revenue generators.
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Online Gambling Allowed in Philippines to Boost Covid Response Funds

Pagcor gets separate teams to monitor IRs, Internet gaming

Pagcor has two teams of officials to oversee land-based casino licensees and online-game operators. The move is part of recent organisational changes. Pagcor created a Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department in June. It is responsible for all licensed casinos in Entertainment City, the Clark group of casinos and Thunderbird casinos. It also issued updated casino regulatory manual (CRM) forms for adoption by licensed casino operators last month. E-Sabong is a live cockfighting event streamed or broadcast from a government-authorised cockpit arena.
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Okada Manila Casino Resort Now Offers Online Gaming

Okada Manila Casino Resort can now offer online gaming to its patrons. PAGCOR gives Okada the green light to operate and offer the service. The regulator advised that no proliferation of online/remote gaming is allowed. It's not clear if the permission received is for online gambling services dealing with the domestic market or for services aimed at offshore players. The idea was initiated last year by P AGCOR during a decline in revenue caused by the worldwide pandemic. When approved by regulator, they can provide gambling service through the internet to currently registered members only.
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Okada Manila Casino Resort Now Offers Online Gaming

The Philippines allows three domestic casino licences

Solaire Resort and Casino, Resorts World Manila and Okada Manila were allowed to start offering online services for table games and slots. The new licence system launched in the Philippines allows operators to offer gaming services to domestic players. Last week, Metro Manila extended its lockdown until 14 May. Nomura suggests it might not be enough. The Philippines has a fairly low vaccination rate with an increasing number of Covid-19 cases.
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The Philippines allows three domestic casino licences

PIGO joy for Manila pair

Resorts World Manila and Solaire Resort and Casino properties have been officially licensed to offer online gaming to domestic punters. The licenses are to give the venues the ability to provide a wide range of iGaming entertainment.
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New Bill to Tax Online Gambling Firms Passes in the Philippines

New bill to introduce taxes on online gambling firms in the Philippines passed on Monday. Online gambling has become a big hit in many countries including the Philippine. China made a call to ban such activities in 2019 but President Rodrigo Duterte rejected it.
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Chinese gamblers defying a ban at home are powering the Philippines' casino boom

Philippines has emerged as a major hub for online gaming. More than 100,000 Chinese nationals work in virtual casinos catering to players back in China. Beijing has ratcheted up pressure on Manila to shut down the industry. President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the POGOs to reopen in May. The online casinos generate tax revenue and desperately needed jobs in Manila's downtown area.
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Chinese gamblers defying a ban at home are powering the Philippines' casino boom

Pagcor boss affirms some Ent City casinos have PIGO permits

Solaire Resort and Casino, Okada Manila and City of Dreams Manila are among venues approved to offer online gaming to domestic players via their premises using a new PIGO licence. The licence is for online gambling services to a domestic market, rather than the so-called POGO – Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator – permits. PigO licences were issued to players overseas. The new licence will be aimed at VIP players already on the authorities’ player database. They will need to deposit play funds at the land-based casino. Facial recognition technology will confirm the identity of players.
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Pagcor boss affirms some Ent City casinos have PIGO permits