PH Congressman Johnathan Flores Seeks To Replace PAGCOR

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Johnathan Flores, a senior member of the Philippines House of Representatives, is urging Congress to support House Bill 3559, which would reform gambling regulation in the country. HB3559 has been in lingo for the past two years after being first drafted by Rep. Ralph Recto, who is now the Secretary of Finance. If passed into … Read more

PAGCOR Photography Contest Offers P1.6 Million In Prizes


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is reviving its nationwide photography contest and offering over P1.6 million prizes for both armature and professional photographers.  The PAGCOR photography contest will formally begin on February 15th, 2023, and aims to reward both newbies and seasoned photographers with generous cash prizes. PAGCOR Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications … Read more

PH Officials Crackdown On POGO Licenses And Plan Deportations

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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 Offshore Gambling Operators (POGO) have been allowed to operate since the offshore program was created in 2016. The Offshore license only allows businesses stationed in … Read more

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

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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 banned for now), it’s all been very business as usual. In fact, the only item of note in the Philippine gambling industry these last several … Read more

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

Kazuo Okada Hits Legal Jackpot, Wins Back Namesake Manila Casino

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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 the legal Philippine gambling sector. For months, the biggest story has been related to the alleged kidnappings associated with the now-banned e-Sabong market, with a … Read more

Philippine Casino Self Exclusion Is Rare, And That’s A Good Thing

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As online gambling enthusiasts (and big fans of brick-and-mortar gambling when we can find the time for it), we have mixed feelings on various subjects having to do with gambling addiction, gambling withdrawals, self-exclusion, and the like. In general, we think that these are important issues, but we’ve also seen how they’re often misused or … Read more

PBA Betting Resumes, Tom Brady Retires, Washington Goes Nuts, And More

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Another week, another weekly Philippine legal online gambling roundup. And, as you might expect, we have both good news and bad news to report. The good news comes by way of the latest PBA developments: On Sunday, the league announced a February 11 restart for the 2021-2022 Governors’ Cup. The move comes as a relief … Read more

What’s New In The Philippine Gambling Expansion Fight?

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Gambling expansion in the Philippines – slowed over the last two years by the coronavirus outbreak – is starting to pick up steam once again. In doing so, however, it’s met a surprising level of opposition. And this opposition isn’t just limited to online casino gambling or online cockfighting (aka eSabong), either. The recent governmental … Read more