Philippines Gambling News For March 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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Legal Offshore Philippine Casinos: No Politics, Limited Risk, All Fun

January 4, 2022

In the Philippines, casino gambling is big business. And despite the recent reduction to 50% capacity on area gaming floors (75% inside Metro Manila IR casinos), revenues are up substantially … Read more

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With The New Year, Legal Philippine Basketball Betting Comes Into Focus

December 28, 2021

In the Philippines, basketball reigns supreme. While sabong and e-sabong are both hugely popular, basketball is – by most accounts – the national sport. And right now, the betting’s getting … Read more

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Philippine Casinos Will Remain At 50% Capacity Through End Of 2021

December 21, 2021

Although there are only 10 days left in 2021, the biggest news in the Philippine casino market is that the island nation’s brick-and-mortar IRs will be operating at just 50% … Read more

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In 2022, Mayor Sara Favored To Become Vice President Sara

December 15, 2021

After months of intrigue about whether or not Sara Duterte-Carpio would run for Philippine President in 2022, the real story came and went without much fanfare. In short, no, she … Read more

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Westside City Resorts World Project Unimpeded By Chau Arrest

December 7, 2021

Last week, we told you about the arrest of Suncity Group’s Alvin Chau in Macau. Chau, accused of illegally funneling Chinese gamblers to online operations (allegedly – at least in … Read more

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Macau Junket CEO Arrested, Accused Of Conspiring With Philippine POGOs

November 30, 2021

Alvin Chau, the CEO of Suncity Group Holdings, was taken into custody this weekend after a warrant for his arrest was issued in the Chinese city of Wenzhou on Friday. … Read more

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Philippine Casinos Back In Business As PAGCOR Reports Great Q3

November 23, 2021

The Philippines casino market is officially recovering. And no, we’re not talking about the country’s new iGaming initiatives, designed to stem the tide of coronavirus-related PAGCOR losses. After all, those … Read more

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Metro Manila Casinos Now Allowed To Reopen Near Max Capacity

November 9, 2021

Slowly but surely, the land-based Philippine casino industry is opening back up. After suffering through more extended lockdowns (albeit not to the extent that they were closed during 2020), major … Read more

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PacMan Takes A Hit From The Bongbong As TNT KOs Magnolia In Five

November 2, 2021

Well, that was anticlimactic. After a finals matchup that looked somewhat promising, the 2021 Philippine Cup championship turned out to be fairly lopsided. Top-seed TNT Tropang Giga – the favorite … Read more

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Philippine Anti-Gambling Activists Are Addicted To Fake News

October 26, 2021

It’s no secret that the Philippines has big plans for Boracay, with the gambling moratorium recently lifted and construction moving apace on new destination casino properties. However, the pushback – … Read more