Philippine Gambling Industry Eyes 2026 Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

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As the Philippine gambling industry continues to close the door on the COVID lockdowns of the last two years and push boldly ahead, the outlook is – all things considered – quite positive. In nearly every destination region, new Philippines casinos and gambling complexes (i.e. integrated resorts, or IRs, as they’re called in the country) …

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Philippine Gaming Regulators Shift Focus From e-Sabong To Junkets

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With the new Marcos Administration now running the show, it seems like everything is business as usual on the online gambling front. Previous President Rodrigo Duterte’s ban of e-sabong – or online cockfighting – appears to be semi-permanent, as reworking the model and re-legalizing the pastime doesn’t seem to be of chief importance right now. …

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Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial Ends – Did Bettors Get It Right?

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With the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp verdict about to drop, there are a lot of wagers hanging in the balance. Yes, every now and then, the best online Philippine sports betting sites offer current events odds, entertainment betting odds, and the like – and the Johnny Depp trial definitely qualifies as both. Even with the global …

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Duterte Axes e-Sabong: Online Cockfighting Goes The Way Of The Dodo

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Normally, when discussing legal online gambling in the Philippines, we’re quick to point out that while the best offshore gambling sites offer Filipino gamblers a host of betting opportunities – from legal online casino gambling and legal online sports betting to legal online poker and legal online horse racing betting – the one area where …

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2021 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 6 Delayed Due To Arena Blaze

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Last evening, we placed our bets on Game 6 of the 2021-2022 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals thinking Barangay Ginebra San Miguel would beat the spread and beat the Meralco Bolts to win the championship. The Finals had already stretched out to two weeks of intrigue, and we were ready for our ship to come in. …

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2021 PAGCOR Earnings Report Points To Philippine Gambling Recovery

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As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease up, the gambling market in the Philippines is demonstrating a sharp year-over-year recovery. Naturally, legal sports betting has gone up considerably lately, with major domestic and international leagues resuming mostly uninterrupted activities. For example, the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup is back up and running, and the games have so …

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Basketball Betting Heats Up As PBA Resumes, FIBA Asian Qualifiers Tip Off

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After no small uncertainty over whether or not the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup would be concluded or scrapped in favor of preparing for the 2022 PBA season, the popular Philippine basketball conference – to the delight of Philippine online sports bettors everywhere – has been allowed to commence as previously planned. No major changes have …

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Philippine Gambling Cleared For Landing In 2022

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As COVID lockdowns slowly come to a (hopefully permanent) end in the Philippines and abroad, things are moving apace in the local gambling market. And while all the most recent developments aren’t necessarily things to write home about – i.e. the Misasmis Oriental casino scandal, the Boracay casino protests, and the general political pushback on …

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Avoid Lockdowns And Suspensions With Legal Offshore Philippine Gambling

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Casual gamblers in the Philippines are struggling to find local games and events to bet on. However, that will hopefully be remedied in short order, as the country is on pace to reduce its COVID-19 threat levels in the coming weeks. Reportedly, the overall impact of the so-called Omicron variant has waned significantly of late. …

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