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

President Duterte Relents On Gambling Bans, Hints At Expanded Markets

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And just like that, we were right. Of course, so was everyone else. Back when the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic first kicked off in 2020 and led to long-term Manila casino closures, we posited that local politicians – up to and including President Rodrigo Duterte – would probably change their tunes on the Philippine gambling industry. … Read more

POGOs Stay Open As Coronavirus Suspends PAGCOR Gambling

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In an effort to help slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus inside the Philippines, PAGCOR – the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation – has ordered the immediate closure of all land-based casinos located within the National Capital Region (NCR), or Metropolitan Manila. These include standard PAGCOR venues, licensed casino resorts, brick-and-mortar sportsbooks, electronic gaming … Read more

Online Gambling The Best Prescription For Coronavirus In Philippines

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COVID-19, the flu-like virus taking the world by storm, has been documented in the Philippines, and it’s having a distinct impact on the region’s tourism income, among other markets. Interestingly, as one of the regions considered more at-risk for the Wuhan coronavirus’s impact, the Philippines has not used the current global crisis to widen its … Read more