Exploring the Top 3 Philippine Gambling Destinations in 2024

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When seeking thrilling gambling experiences, the Philippines is a premier destination in Southeast Asia. With a vibrant and dynamic nightlife, the country offers plenty of options for both casual and seasoned gamblers.  In this article, we will discuss our top three Philippine gambling destinations for 2024, highlighting what they offer tourists and why we think … Read more

Philippines Seeks To Surpass Singapore As Asia’s #2 Casino Hub

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The Philippines is currently Asia’s number 3 casino hub, but that is likely to change with more than $6 billion in casino investments on the horizon.  Currently sitting behind Singapore in Asia’s casino market, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) chairman Alejandro Tengco said that if Singapore expands, it will stay strong. Tengco referenced new casino … Read more

Online Blackjack Tips and Strategies To Maximize Win Potential 

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Blackjack is recognized as a timeless casino game, blending strategy and skill with a dash of luck. Also known as twenty-one (21), Blackjack is one of the most accessible card games to learn to play. Today, you will find several popular blackjack variations for beginners and high rollers. Understanding the details of online Blackjack is … Read more

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