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Philippines Q2 GGR plunges

PIGO market gradually evolving, with restriction to VIP bets dropped

The Philippines is pushing on with efforts to develop its domestic online gambling market, with the regulator recently tweaking rules to lift a restriction on only accepting bets from VIP players.
Bloomberry seen breaking even at EBITDA level in Q4

Solaire 2Q gambling revenue drops 18%, but EBITDA positive

Bloomberry Resorts said Solaire Resort & Casino's Q2 gross gambling revenue fell 18%, but the company was EBITDA-positive due to cost cutting and high hold.
ASEAN Gaming Summit, manila

ASEAN Gaming Summit 2022

We're very excited to finally be able to start preparing for the return of the ASEAN Gaming Summit, which will run on March 22-23, 2022 at Shangri-La Manila, Philippines. This will be an in-person conference aimed at convening Asia's leading land-based and online gaming and wagering executives.
Johor raid

Johor police conducted 525 raids in 1H21

Police in southern Malaysia have conducted 525 raids and arrested 705 individuals involved in online gambling in the first half of 2021.

Jade: Pioneering remote gaming in the Philippines

Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies (JADE) takes sports betting to new heights. With the recent development of remote gaming here in the Philippines, JADE, will be one of the few platform service providers accredited by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to offer a remote gaming experience to local players.
city of dreams, manila

Belle Corp 2Q revenue up 27%

Belle Corp. said its 2Q revenue rose 27 percent, mostly powered by its share in income from Manila's City of Dreams resort.

Solaire says rostered employees fully vaccinated

Solaire Resort and Casino says all employees who are rostered for day-to-day operations have been fully vaccinated, as Manila's IRs work toward herd immunity.

PAGCOR remits P2 billion to National Treasury

PAGCOR announced it had remitted P2 billion to the National Treasury, bringing its total cash dividend contributions to P5 billion.
resorts world sentosa, casino, singapore

Which casinos are open?

Today, we are again giving a quick snapshot of the industry (casinos open /closed) on a country-by-country basis as of August 1, 2021.
President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte calls for firing of officials in POGO-linked scam

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wants to ensure that officials who accepted bribes in return for preferential immigration treatment for Chinese nationals working in Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).
life after pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.