Philippines Gambling News For February 2024

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.

PH and China cracks

Faster PEZA approvals could offset Chinese ‘crackdown’ on online Filipino gambling

August 16, 2019

Despite pressure from the Chinese government to crack down on Filipino online gambling sites, the Philippines might be looking at ways to stimulate their growth. Richard T. Raymundo, managing director … Read more

PAGCOR-China

POGO Licenses A Cause Of Concern For China

August 9, 2019

On Wednesday August 7th, the Chinese Embassy in Manila released a statement concerning online gambling in mainland China. The statement read: “Any form of gambling by Chinese citizens, including online … Read more

Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte Partially Lifts Lottery Ban Amid Ongoing Corruption Probe

August 2, 2019

Last Friday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of all lottery and gambling services run by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Less than a week later, much of … Read more

President Duterte Smiles

Duterte’s New Casino Ban Might Be Lifted Soon

July 25, 2019

In 2018, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told the media that no new casinos would be built during his presidency. Now almost a year later that decision might be reversed according … Read more

Pacman and Thurman

Pacman Fighting To Deliver Thurman’s First Professional Loss

July 19, 2019

This Saturday Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio will enter the ring for his 71st professional boxing fight. This time Pacquaio will be fighting for a welterweight belt held by Keith “One Time” … Read more

eSport Teams PH

The Nationals are Bringing Legitimacy To Esports In The Philippines

July 12, 2019

The Nationals is an electronic sport (eSports) league in the Philippines that was established in 2018. They are the first franchise-based electronic sports league in the Philippines and are launching … Read more

NBI makes arrests

Casino Loan Sharks Pose Risks Of Kidnapping In Philippines

July 2, 2019

The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has issued a warning to casino tourists that loan sharks are targeting them and offering unassociated casino loans. The NBI has warned casino … Read more

Philippine Supreme Court

PAGCOR and Quezon Fight to Go To Supreme Court

June 20, 2019

After Vice Mayor of Quezon City attempted to restrict casino gaming, gambling regulator PAGCOR stepped in. Vice Mayor of Quezon City Joy Belmonte attempted to enact an ordinance which would … Read more

Dennis Uy and Rodrigo Duterte

President Signs New EO Which Benefits Casinos

June 19, 2019

Clark City to see more extensive investments and growth thanks to a new Executive Order, but why now? On June 4th, President Rodrigo Duterte signed an Executive Order declaring the … Read more

Fake US Currency

Philippine Casinos Face Counterfeit Currency Issue

June 13, 2019

Gamblers using fake US cash were recently busted by authorities, casinos are now on the lookout for more. Numerous Philippine casinos are on high alert for counterfeit US currency after … Read more