Philippines Gambling News For May 2023

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.

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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

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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

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Under New Leadership, PAGCOR Could Sell Its Retail Philippine Gambling Venues

August 30, 2022

You’re a bettor, aren’t you? A gambler? Well, here’s an interesting proposition: What are the odds that PAGCOR – the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation – will sell off its … Read more

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COVID Gambling Truths To Usher In New Philippine Casino Revolution

August 25, 2022

At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious, PH Resorts Group Holdings COO Jose Angel Sueiro dished out some Real Talk™ at the G2E Asia 2022 expo. His revelation? That … Read more

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Domestic Philippine Gambling Growth To Kill POGOs For Good?

August 17, 2022

As the Philippines continues to climb out of the coronavirus pandemic that’s shuttered much of the gambling market and closed countless downmarket businesses over the last two years, daily good … Read more

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Top Philippine Online Casinos Add Numerous New Crypto Options

July 27, 2022

In sharing the most up-to-date Philippine gambling news, we could tell you about the recent assertions from PAGCOR that the industry is positioned to regain pre-pandemic GGR levels by 2026. … Read more

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PAGCOR Helps Philippine Casinos Take The “Junk” Out Of Junkets

July 12, 2022

As the Philippines transitions from the Duterte Administration to the Marcos Administration, the gambling market has remained relatively quiet. Outside of ongoing e-sabong debates behind closed doors (the pastime remains … Read more

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PAGCOR Ramps Up Efforts Against Illegal Philippine Gambling Operators

June 21, 2022

As the new Philippine Presidential administration prepares to take over, it appears that the nation’s anti-e-Sabong initiative will continue to be prioritized. As the massively popular game has been pushed … Read more

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Even With A Brand New Team, The Philippine Cup Finally Feels Normal Again

June 14, 2022

In the world of legal Philippine casinos – and legal online Philippine casinos – there hasn’t been too much in the way of news since we last reported on the … Read more

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Kazuo Okada Hits Legal Jackpot, Wins Back Namesake Manila Casino

June 7, 2022

For the most part – including the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the 2022 Philippine Presidential election – there’s been a general dearth of “scandal” to report on in … Read more