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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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 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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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 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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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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New For 2022: All The Philippine Gambling News That’s Fit To Print

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As we usher in 2022 under a cloud of growing uncertainty – the Omicron variant is causing new COVID lockdowns, the 2021-2022 PBA Governors’ Cup conference remains suspended, and the upcoming Philippine Presidential election is still several months away – one thing is clear: The country is all in on gambling expansion. Rather, that is …

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Coronavirus Shuts Down PAGCOR Retail Gambling, POGOs Still Operational

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As of right now, most retail gambling in the Philippines has been temporarily suspended. Per the government’s overarching coronavirus response, PAGCOR – the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation – has shuttered all operations in the National Capital Region, or NCR. This includes all 16 NCR cities, and all forms of retail gambling have been put …

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