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Playtech Gains Monopoly Status in the Philippines

UK-listed gaming supplier Playtech has become the monopoly provider of Random Number Generator (RNG) casino games in Philippines, after gaining PAGCOR’s first and only Gaming Software Provider certification, Calvin Ayre reports.

City of Dreams Manila Opens VR Gaming Facility

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has opened Southeast Asia’s first Bandai Namco Virtual Reality gaming facility at its City of Dreams Manila IR in the Philippines.

PAGCOR Cracks Down on Illegal Online Operators

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has launched a crackdown of illegal online gaming operations in the country, local media reports.

PAGCOR Adds Gaming Workers to Casino Exclusion Database

The Philippines gaming regulator has released a memorandum announcing that all gaming workers holding a “Gaming Employment License” (GEL) will be prohibited from playing in any gaming establishments in the Philippines.

Universal Unit Seeks Backdoor Listing in the Philippines

Universal Entertainment’s Philippine unit, the operator of the Okada Manila, is planning a backdoor listing through the takeover of Manila-traded Asiabest Group (ABG).

Melco to Delist Local Unit from Philippine Stock Exchange

Melco Resorts and Entertainment plans to delist its Philippine unit from the local stock exchange, as it has not been successful in raising capital there.

Almost 200 Confirmed for AGB Manila Networking Social

Almost 200 gaming industry executives have RSVPed for Asia Gaming Brief’s Manila Networking Social.

Udenna Raising Funds for Casino Projects

Philippine H2O Ventures Corporation, a subsidiary of Udenna Corporation, says it is planning to raise P18.5 billion (about US$352 million) in capital in order to fund its upcoming casino projects.

No Casinos on Boracay, Government Insists

Galaxy Entertainment Group, which is hoping to expand into Japan and the Philippines, may have to reconsider its plans for an IR on the island of Boracay after the government again insisted no casinos will be allowed.

Duterte Closes Door on Casino Expansion

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says there will be no further expansion of the gaming industry in his country and raised doubts about the future of major investments that were already in the works.

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Anti-Casino Mayoral Candidate Emerges in Wakayama

The issue of Wakayama’s IR bid will be a leading point of contention in the city’s July 29 mayoral election after a decidedly anti-casino challenger, Kumiko Shima, announced her candidacy.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court has struck down a federal law against sports betting, paving the way for states to introduce legislation and opening a multi-billion dollar market.

Star Entertainment VIP Revenue Surges

Star Entertainment Group said its international VIP rebate business has continued to show strong growth into the second quarter, with turnover jumping almost 64 percent year to date.

Judicial Scriveners’ Association Calls for Scrapping IR Bill

The Japan Federation of Shiho-Shoshi Lawyer's Associations, the leading group for the nation’s judicial scriveners who specialize in legal registration procedures, issued a statement on June 5 calling for the IR Implementation Bill to be scrapped.

Opposition Makes Last Ditch Appeal against IR Bill

Five House of Representatives lawmakers from five separate opposition parties held a press conference within the Diet Building on June 12 in a last ditch attempt to prevent the passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the Lower House.