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Duterte defends POGOs against intensifying calls to ban them

2020-03-08

Despite members of the legislature and the media stepping up calls to ban POGOs, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is so far standing firm, with hi

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Duterte lifts ban on lotto

2019-07-31

President Rodrigo Duterte has reinstated lotto games across the country, four days after a widespread ban was enacted on all PCSO gaming activities fe

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There was never a plan for a casino in Boracay: Duterte

2018-04-30

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said there was never any plan to put a casino in Boracay, local media reports. “There will never b

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Pagcor predicts strong 2017 growth; in no hurry to sell casinos

2017-03-20

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp Chair Andrea Domingo is predicting strong gross gambling revenue growth for the market again in 2017 and says the

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Senator calls for online gaming regulator

2017-03-09

Philippine Senator Richard Gordon has called for the creation of a new regulator for online gaming in the country, leaving the Philippine Amusement an

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On shaky ground

2017-03-08

Online gambling operators in the Philippines are facing a lack of clarity and regulatory confusion amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s clampdown on unlicensed sites. Since coming to power in June last year, Duterte has caused no end of confusion for online...

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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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Recovery, arrests and openings - 2016 in review

2016-12-15

To coin a popular phrase, 2016 really has been a year of two halves in the Asian gaming industry. To continue with the cliches, it’s also fair to say there have been a few curved balls along the route. Industry experts gave us their views of the year...

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Okada paints the town plum as resort gears for opening

2016-12-15

Anyone visiting Manila in recent weeks may have noticed a distinct plum-colored tone to the local billboards and ads. The campaign has been part of an initiative to raise awareness for Universal Entertainment’s $2.4 billion Okada Manila resort, which...

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Non PhilWeb e-games sites operating under strict supervision

2016-11-16

Online gaming stations in the Philippines that are not running on PhilWeb Corp.’s systems are able to continue operations, but are under tight super

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Pagcor opens door to online gaming

2016-10-27

Philippine gaming regulators are bracing for a new challenge now that they’re planning to assume oversight of the nation’s online gambling industry. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) plans to issue its first batch of online...

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A seismic shift

2016-10-27

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a series of pronouncements since his inauguration in June that have shaken the established order in the Philippines, including rejecting long-term ally, the U.S., in favor of closer ties with China. The gaming...

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