Philippines Gambling News For December 2022

The Philippines Islands are quickly recognizing the value that legal gambling has brought to the region. With the benefits of an economic boost and increased tourism, the online and offline gambling industry is constantly expanding and evolving in the region. This section of our website is where you can stay up to date on the latest news and human interest stories related to legal casino gambling in the Philippines.

We will include news concerning all aspects of the industry, focusing on both legal online casino gambling in the Philippines as well as the segment of the industry dedicated to brick and mortar casinos. Any shifts that take place in the legal landscape or laws of the Filipino gambling industry will be covered here as well to ensure you have access to the most current information at all times.

Manuel Villar

Billionaire Manuel Villar Jr. Planning $1 Billion Casino Resort In Metro Manila

December 6, 2022

The Global South retail shopping complex in Metro Manila is about to get a complete overhaul as billionaire Manuel Villar Jr. plans to convert the site into an integrated casino … Read more

AMLC logo with PH money

AMLC Flags P14 Billion in Online Casino Transactions Suspected In Money Laundering Scheme

November 22, 2022

The Anti-money laundering council (AMLC) in the Philippines has flagged P14 billion in online casino gambling funds suspected to be a part of an elaborate money laundering scheme.  The transactions … Read more

PAGCOR typhoon relief

PAGCOR Sends Disaster Relief To Filipinos Affected By Typhoon Noru 

November 8, 2022

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has sent relief packs and approximately $10 million in funds to Filipinos affected by Typhoon Noru, known as Super Typhoon Karding, to those living in … Read more

PAGCOR Casinos

PAGCOR Gaming Income Reaches P3.48 Billion As Casinos Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

November 1, 2022

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has reportedly earned P3.48 billion PHP since January, an increase of nearly 1,800% compared to the previous calendar year.  This time last year, officials … Read more

Kazou Okada

Kazuo Okada Arrested Over Alleged Coercion Of The Okada Casino

October 25, 2022

A few weeks back, we reported that the Okada Casino in Manila’s Entertainment district filed charges against former Universal Entertainment chairman and CEO Kazuo Okada for his casino takeover heist in May … Read more

E-sabong betting online

Philippines Lost an Estimated $87M In Revenue Due To E-Sabong Ban

October 18, 2022

According to the Philippine Business Bank (PBB), the country has missed an estimated USD 87M since online cockfight betting was banned.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, former President Rodrigo Duterte allowed … Read more

PH gambling revenue

PH Gambling Revenue Expected To Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

October 11, 2022

There is no doubt that the 2019 COVID pandemic hurt gambling revenue across the Philippines. Still, with restrictions lifted and consumer confidence returning, many expect gambling revenue to return to … Read more

Kazuo Okada

Okada Manila Files Lawsuit against Kazuo Okada For Casino Takeover

October 4, 2022

The Okada super casino, located in the heart of Entertainment City, has filed a lawsuit against former chairman and CEO Kazuo Okada. On May 31st, 79-year-old Kazuo Okada led a … Read more

PAGCOR cracksdown on POGO licenses

PH Officials Crackdown On POGO Licenses And Plan Deportations

September 27, 2022

The Philippines recently announced that they will be cracking down ad revoking POGO licenses for 175 offshore gambling firms and that they expect to deport around 40k Chinese workers. Philippine … Read more

Senator Joel Villanueva

Are POGO Licenses In Limbo?

September 20, 2022

Philippine Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva has introduced the Anti-online gambling act to delegalize online gambling and criminalize participants; luckily for PH residents, it is not likely to pass. Senator … Read more