PAGCOR Ramps Up Efforts Against Illegal Philippine Gambling Operators

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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 from the regulated space back to the black market, the potential for more abuses – abuses that will no doubt be along the same lines … Read more

2021 Governors’ Cup Champion Crowned As Okada Manila Rolls Out Legal iGaming

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Well, the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup is officially over, with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel completing their historic run to the title. As the 6-seed, Barangay Ginebra was the underdog at the best Philippine sports betting sites for just about every single contest. First, they knocked off TNT Tropang Giga in a twice-to-beat quarterfinal, beating the … Read more

Are POGOs Actually Bouncing Back In 2022?

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After nearly six years of scandal, it seemed for all the world that the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) market was quickly becoming a thing of the past. With new international gambling crackdowns sweeping through China over the last two years or so, POGOs found themselves doubly in the hot seat, as mainland Chinese gamblers … Read more

Shutdown Averted: 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup To Resume In Early February

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Last week, we told you about the latest news regarding the restart of the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup. Due to coronavirus concerns amid the outbreak of the so-called Omicron variant, the conference was suspended on December 26 after just two and a half weeks of play. Most teams managed to play a full five games … Read more

PBA Commissioner: 2021 Governors’ Cup Could Be Canceled Outright

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Aside from a few developments in the Opol casino drama, there’s nothing much to report on regarding legal gambling in the Philippines. On the sports betting side of things, there’s also not much happening, as the PBA Governors’ Cup is still suspended due to lockdowns resultant from the current COVID Omicron outbreak. Fortunately, there’s plenty … Read more

Legal Offshore Philippine Casinos: No Politics, Limited Risk, All Fun

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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 over last year. However, before you venture back out to your favorite nearby gambling house – if you’re legally allowed to, that is – you … Read more

POGOs Fold As PAGCOR Goes All In On PIGOs

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Once a thriving (if controversial) industry in the Philippines, POGOs – or Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators – are now becoming a thing of the past. Before the recent coronavirus pandemic, POGOs were a big moneymaker for the Philippine government. Regulated by PAGCOR, POGOs allowed online gambling games to be hosted inside Philippines borders, though their … Read more

PIGOs To Be Tested As Manila Casinos Undergo New Quarantine

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After a tumultuous 2020 that saw the Philippines casino industry brought to its knees, the first half of 2021 saw a return to normalcy for the nation’s brick-and-mortar gambling market. But lessons learned during the pandemic – particularly re online casino gambling and sports betting and why both need to be conveniently accessible to combat … Read more