Casino Revenue On The Rise As PH Looks To Expand Domestic Gambling Options

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A recent report from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) indicates that gambling revenue continues to rise after a sharp decline due to COVID-19 and traveling restrictions. According to the reports, the Philippines is on track to record gross revenue numbers higher than before the pandemic, and some experts think it could hit $10 billion in …

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Bitcoin Sports Betting Is Fueling Cryptocurrency Growth In The Philippines

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Gambling with Bitcoin has become a global phenomenon, and the Philippines is helping lead the charge as cryptocurrency continues to grow.  While Bitcoin is a gamble, betting on sports, casino games, and poker with BTC has become easier than ever, with many online gambling entities now accepting the popular digital currency. In addition to accepting popular …

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Business Groups Concerned, Wants POGO Licenses Suspended Indefinitely

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A group of Philippine businesses has joined together to ask the government to suspend Philippine Offshore Gambling Operator (POGO) licenses indefinitely due to concerns about growing tensions with China. The Foundation of Economic Freedom (FEF), the Makati Business Club (MBC), and the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) have joined forces to oppose the offshore …

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China Blacklists the Philippines for Their Online Gambling Policies

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Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian told PH Senate President Juan Miguel that China had placed the Philippines on its overseas gambling blacklist. The move to blacklist the Philippines will put travel restrictions on destinations Chinese nationals can visit for gambling-related activities.  The information was passed along to the Senate President on October 10th via a courtesy …

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POGO License in Jeopardy For Many PH Online Gambling Sites

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The Philippine government and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) have begun a crackdown on their online gambling sector, better known as the Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) license holders.  PAGCOR first issued offshore gaming licenses in 2016, but with the new administration starting to implement its policies, many gaming operators are wondering if …

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Philippine Lawmaker Proposes New eSports Regulations

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After sabong and basketball – and possibly volleyball and/or tennis – eSports is the next biggest spectator and bettor sport in the Philippines. While most gamblers and competitive game enthusiasts probably view China and Korea as the world’s premier eSports meccas (and, to be fair, those countries are exactly that), the pastime is extremely popular …

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New PAGCOR Leadership Faces Major e-Sabong Challenge

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With the Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Administration settling in after a landslide electoral victory in May, PAGCOR – the Philippine gambling regulator – has all-new leadership. Alejandro H. Tengco is the new PAGCOR chairman and CEO, taking over from Andrea Domingo. Meanwhile, Juanito L. Sañosa, Jr., is the new PAGCOR president and COO. New PAGCOR board …

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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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