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Manila exodus is real

Exodus is a strong word. The Greek term conjures up mental images of mass migration on a biblical scale and therefore shouldn’t be used lightly, yet it is hard to find a better way to describe what is happening in the Philippines right now.
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“PIGO” tax rate to be set around 42.5 percent

The Philippines gaming regulator is looking to set a tax rate of 42.5 percent on GGR for land-based casinos offering online gambling - which is also known as “PIGO” (Philippines Inland Gaming Operator), according to a source close to the matter.

Large POGO at Subic Bay shuts its doors

Great Empire Gaming and Amusement Corp., one of the POGOs that had been based at Subic Bay, has shuttered its business under the Covid impact, putting a thousand Chinese out of work.

Manila property sector expects continuing POGO exodus

Manila’s property sector is bracing for the continuing exodus of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) and their service providers as almost 300,000 square meters, or 17 percent, of total office space will be vacant by year-end.

More POGOs set to leave the Philippines: Domingo

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has warned that more gaming firms could close down as a result of stringent tax rules and...

Five POGOs have closed in recent weeks

Five Philippine Offshore Casino Operators (POGOs) have closed down due to a difficult business environment caused by the Covid-19, reports Philstar.  The information comes from...

PAGCOR to address POGO issues ahead of 2022 elections

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo on Tuesday said that the current state of POGOs, if left unchecked, will be used against the current...

Very few POGOs given green-light to restart operations

Only a handful of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) have been allowed to resume operations, with applications of others denied, or temporarily shelved due...

POGOs not allowed to open until taxes paid

Not one POGO operator has been given the green light to operate as of now, with all of them instructed to pay their mandatory...
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PAGCOR authorizes partial resumption of POGO ops

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has given the green light to POGO operators to partially resume operations in the country, with the...
Life After Pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

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...
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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.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

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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Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.
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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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

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.