Mastering Baccarat at Legal Philippine Online Casinos

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Baccarat, renowned for its elegance and simplicity, is a captivating card game with immense popularity worldwide. Today, Baccarat is a staple on the casino floor and online digital casinos. You will find several baccarat options online, including instant play and live dealer baccarat, where you can choose your table and buy-in. While the popular card … Read more

PAGCOR Raids Illegal Online Gambling Operation And Arrests 12

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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has conducted raids to combat illegal gambling. According to a press release, a month-long surveillance operation ended with 12 arrests in an exclusive subdivision in Paranaque City. PAGCOR teamed up with the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Anti-Cybercrime Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP) … Read more

Philippine Casino Revenue Could Double By 2028 If Tourism Continues To Grow

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The Philippines expects casino gross gaming revenue to continue its post-pandemic rise. Market analysts predict domestic casino revenue could double by 2028.  The rise in revenue is partly due to increased tourism to the island country. Much of the tourism industry consists of wealthy business people from China looking for a close travel destination with … Read more

PAGCOR Cuts 665 Jobs After Sale Of New Coast Filipino Casino

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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has cut 665 jobs after selling its casino in Manila Bay. Last year, PAGCOR announced plans to privatize the casino industry and promised to sell all their owned casinos by 2025.  PAGCOR first announced the transition to privatization in 2023. The gambling regulator told employees that they would not lose … Read more

PAGCOR Proposes Lowering Tax Rate On Casino Winnings

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A representative from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has requested a bill to be drafted by the Senate that would lower the tax rate on casino winnings.  Arnold Salvosa, PAGCOR’s corporate services department assistant vice president, told the state Senate that Singapore and Macau don’t impose taxes on casino winnings. Salvosa also stated, … Read more

PAGCOR Looks To Lower Revenue Share For Online Casinos To Fight Illegal Gambling

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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) chairman, Alejandro Tengco, told media sources that the agency wants to reduce revenue share to make the market more competitive and fight illegal gambling operations. Tengco stated that the goal is to cut the revenue share to 30-32 percent by next year. The current revenue share is 42.5%, down from … Read more

E-gaming And Online Casinos in the Philippines On The Rise

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E-gaming in the Philippines is expected to continue its popularity in 2024 and could one day outweigh domestic casino services and revenue. While domestic casinos are going nowhere soon, they are looking to break into as many markets as possible, and the best way to do that is online.  There are tons of casinos and … Read more

Okada Manila Casino Dispute Settled By Supreme Court

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The Philippine Supreme Court has settled the dispute over the rightful ownership of the Okada Manila casino.  Universal Entertainment, the Tokyo-based gaming conglomerate, stated that the Supreme Court lifted the Status Quo Ante Order (SQAO), first issued in 2022. The SQAO ordered Universal to restore the board compensation to its 2017 agreement when Kazuo Okada … Read more

Philippine Authorities Cooperate With China To Fight Illegal Gambling

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In a show of cooperation, both Beijing and Manila have disbanded an illegal gambling ring that involved 180 Chinese nationals.  In October of 2023, Philippine authorities raided an illegal offshore gambling ring that saw 180 Chinese nationals repatriated back to China, according to the Beijing Embassy. The Embassy added that it fully supports joint law enforcement … Read more

Solaire Resort North in Quezon City Set To Open March 2024

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Solaire Resort North is set to open in March of 2024 after facing several delays that pushed back its grand opening.  Bloomberry Resorts Corp., the integrated casino operator best known for its Paranaque-based Solaire Resorts and Casino, is seeking to open its second casino resort in the Philippines. The second location will open in Quezon … Read more