PacMan For President? 2022 Philippine Election Odds Get Interesting

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In the Philippines, there are a host of things to bet on. The domestic market is growing apace despite coronavirus lockdowns, new integrated resorts in Boracay have been approved, PIGOs are on their way to mainstream acceptance and access, and even MegaSportsWorld is expanding their operations. Plus, if none of those avenues works for you, … Read more

POGOs Fold As PAGCOR Goes All In On PIGOs

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Once a thriving (if controversial) industry in the Philippines, POGOs – or Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators – are now becoming a thing of the past. Before the recent coronavirus pandemic, POGOs were a big moneymaker for the Philippine government. Regulated by PAGCOR, POGOs allowed online gambling games to be hosted inside Philippines borders, though their … Read more

Philippines Approves Two Boracay Casinos To Boost Gambling Revenues

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As in 2020, the coronavirus lockdowns in the Philippines have put a serious hurting on domestic casino revenues. That said, because the nation learned from the pandemic’s economic impact over the last 18 months, the financial downturn prompted by this year’s Metro Manila lockdowns has been markedly less dramatic. Last year, revenues compared year-over-year were … Read more

To Axie Infinity And Beyond: NFT Gaming Comes To The Philippines

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Today, we’re going to change things up. We’ve already filled you in on the state of casino gambling during the current Philippines COVID lockdown, and we’ve already discussed Pac-Man’s past and future betting odds both inside the ring and out. However, there’s a new kind of “gambling” hitting the islands, and it’s one that ties … Read more

Pac-Man Falters In Ring, Gains On Presidential Betting Boards

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This past weekend, in what may have been his final fight, Manny Pacquiao lost a decision to welterweight WBA (Super) champion Yordenis Ugas. Despite being a -400 favorite at most of the top online Philippines sportsbooks, Pacquiao finished behind on all three cards, 115-113, 116-112, and 116-12. Meanwhile, Ugas bettors earned a decent payday at … Read more

Big Win: MegaSportsWorld Moves Online In Philippines

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Well, that only took forever. But as we reported earlier – and as you’ve no doubt seen all around you – the COVID outbreak has caused many aspects of the Philippines gambling industry to undergo a governmental restructuring. Or, more aptly, a re-envisioning. Earlier this year, PAGCOR granted several major Entertainment City casinos the right … Read more

With So Much Legal Philippines Gambling, Black Market Betting Is A Sucker’s Game

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Many Philippines residents are under the impression that there’s a thin line between legal and illegal gambling in the islands. However, that’s not really true. The line is actually fairly thick, and it’s not all that easy to accidentally find yourself participating in the black market. But last month, that’s exactly where 28 unlucky Filipinos … Read more

PIGOs To Be Tested As Manila Casinos Undergo New Quarantine

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After a tumultuous 2020 that saw the Philippines casino industry brought to its knees, the first half of 2021 saw a return to normalcy for the nation’s brick-and-mortar gambling market. But lessons learned during the pandemic – particularly re online casino gambling and sports betting and why both need to be conveniently accessible to combat … Read more

Filipino Weightlifter Wins Country’s First Ever Olympic Gold Medal

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The Philippines have been an Olympic mainstay for almost 100 years, after first competing in the prestigious Summer Games in 1924. However, the nation hasn’t found much success historically, claiming its first medal – a bronze – during the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. The Philippines then took home their first silver medal in the … Read more

President Duterte Relents On Gambling Bans, Hints At Expanded Markets

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And just like that, we were right. Of course, so was everyone else. Back when the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic first kicked off in 2020 and led to long-term Manila casino closures, we posited that local politicians – up to and including President Rodrigo Duterte – would probably change their tunes on the Philippine gambling industry. … Read more