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POGO ban would have little economic impact: Governor

2019-10-03

Banning online gambling in the Philippines would have little impact on the economy, the country’s central bank governor has said, adding he would prefer the firms to leave the country.

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Philippines suspends POGO license applications

2019-08-19

The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp (PAGCOR) has said it will stop accepting new applications for offshore online gaming licenses after Beijing called on Manila to crack down on gambling operations targeting its citizens.

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Finance Dept. supports POGO hubs

2019-08-14

The Philippines’ Department of Finance supports the creation of two hubs to house Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators, despite misgivings from Beijing that the plan may violate the rights of its workers in the sector, local media reports. 

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China warns Manila of online gambling crackdown

2019-08-08

China has issued a strongly worded statement calling on Manila to protect its citizens working in the country and warned that all forms of gambling involving Chinese gamblers, or targeting the mainland are illegal and will be stamped out. 

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Philippines to tighten work visa rules

2019-05-03

The Philippines is tightening rules on employment visas for foreigners after surging numbers of workers flocked into the online gaming industry in recent years.

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Imperial Pacific to pay $3m to settle wage dispute

2019-04-12

Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific will pay $3 million to settle U.S. Department of Labor claims that construction workers weren’t paid minimum wages and overtime, the AP reports, citing court documents.

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Visa crisis looms over IPI construction

2019-02-22

Imperial Pacific International is facing further disruption at its unfinished Saipan property after new visa regulations further dried up the labor pool available to complete the long-delayed project.

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Malacañang backs BIR’s POGO targeting

2019-02-18

The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is asking for PAGCOR’s assistance in assuring Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) register with the tax department before their licenses can be renewed.

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PAGCOR to carry out random checks on POGOs

2018-11-28

The Philippine market regulator plans to carry out random inspections of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators amidst concern they are employing illegal foreign workers, according to media reports.

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Philippines to crackdown on foreign workers in gambling

2018-11-20

The Philippines plans to crackdown on illegal foreign workers in the country’s casinos and online gambling industry, according to local media reports.

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Saipan visa program under threat

2018-04-03

An effort to save a program that allows the Northern Mariana Islands to import labor is likely to fail due to recent cases of abuse and visa fraud, th

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Government fires illegal Kangwon Land workers

2018-03-15

The South Korean government has decided to fire all 226 employees of Kangwon Land who were found to have obtained their jobs through nepotism. "Presid

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No fanfare for Imperial Pacific resort opening, amid protests

2017-07-19

Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific finally opened the casino portion of its $3.1-billion IR project on the Pacific island of Saipan on July 6, though the group still faces hurdles in completing the resort. The company has generated considerable buzz since...

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Duterte orders seizure of Lam assets

2016-12-16

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the seizure of all of casino mogul Jack Lam’s assets in the Philippines for allegedly not paying ta

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