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There was never a plan for a casino in Boracay: Duterte

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said there was never any plan to put a casino in Boracay, local media reports. “There will never be...
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Pagcor predicts strong 2017 growth; in no hurry to sell casinos

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp Chair Andrea Domingo is predicting strong gross gambling revenue growth for the market again in 2017 and says the...

Senator calls for online gaming regulator

Philippine Senator Richard Gordon has called for the creation of a new regulator for online gaming in the country, leaving the Philippine Amusement and...

On shaky ground

Online gambling operators in the Philippines are facing a lack of clarity and regulatory confusion amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s clampdown on unlicensed sites. Since coming to power in June last year, Duterte has caused no end of confusion for online gambling operators plying their trade in the country. Back in December, he announced plans to pull down the shutters on iGaming sites, claiming they had no positive impact on the economy. 

Duterte orders seizure of Lam assets

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the seizure of all of casino mogul Jack Lam’s assets in the Philippines for allegedly not paying taxes. Duterte...

Recovery, arrests and openings – 2016 in review

To coin a popular phrase, 2016 really has been a year of two halves in the Asian gaming industry. To continue with the cliches, it’s also fair to say there have been a few curved balls along the route. Industry experts gave us their views of the year just passed, with the good, the bad and the ugly.

Okada paints the town plum as resort gears for opening

Anyone visiting Manila in recent weeks may have noticed a distinct plum-colored tone to the local billboards and ads. The campaign has been part of an initiative to raise awareness for Universal Entertainment’s $2.4 billion Okada Manila resort, which is scheduled to preview next week. It will be the largest resort to open yet in the entertainment complex, which has seen robust growth. 

Non PhilWeb e-games sites operating under strict supervision

Online gaming stations in the Philippines that are not running on PhilWeb Corp.’s systems are able to continue operations, but are under tight supervision,...

Pagcor opens door to online gaming

Philippine gaming regulators are bracing for a new challenge now that they’re planning to assume oversight of the nation’s online gambling industry. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) plans to issue its first batch of online gambling licenses by the end of October, one month after the regulator announced plans to license PAGCOR ‘offshore’ gambling operators (POGO).
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A seismic shift

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a series of pronouncements since his inauguration in June that have shaken the established order in the Philippines, including rejecting long-term ally, the U.S., in favor of closer ties with China. The gaming sector hasn’t escaped his reach, with a crusade, since reversed, against online gaming companies and a call for The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to shed its casino assets and focus on its role as a regulator.
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Knowledge trumps content in Asia’s complex i-gaming world

In Asia’s complex and diverse igaming landscape, having the right content means business success only if one more key ingredient is included - market knowledge. 

Instant and secure deposits

AstroPay is the pioneer payment solution for thousands of consumers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, who want to purchase online on international sites, that helps merchants access new markets through its main product, AstroPay Card.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...

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.
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Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
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The AGB Webinar hears from Professor Wolfgang Arlt of COTRI, Shirley Tam of Okada Manila and Desmond Lam of UMAC to discuss future expectations...
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South Korea Casino Recovery

The fifth edition of the AGB Webinar Series will take you to South Korea, one of the first countries to reopen their gaming industry...

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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Sep 2020 Edition

IN FOCUS: SPORTS BETTING Ball games bounce back. Major sporting events are slowly ramping up around the world and with them the drama and surprises, not all of them good for sports betting operators.