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Okada Manila VIP better than expected in November

Okada Manila GGR increased by 29.3 percent in November, reaching P3.8 billion (US$75.1 million), led by strong VIP volumes. Analysts from Union Gaming said the...

Chinese kidnappings up 71% in 2019

The number of kidnappings on Chinese nationals has risen by 71 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to data from the Philippines National Police,...

LRWC merely halting Boracay discussions: filing

Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) has reeled back comments from its chairman Mr. Eusebio Tanco, which suggested that its integrated resort project on...

FBM shows off new video bingo machine at G2E Philippines

FBM, which was the title sponsor of last week’s G2E Philippines, came to the show to present its new video bingo machine Galaxy, which...

Sabah police bust Chinese illegal online gambling syndicate

Police in Sabah, Malaysia, have arrested 23 Chinese nationals which they say were operating an illegal online gambling syndicate out of three apartments being used as call centers.

LRWC walks away from Galaxy Boracay casino project

Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) Acting Chairman Eusebio Tanco has declared the $550 million Integrated Resort project at Boracay Island, as well as his firm’s prospective partnership with Galaxy Entertainment, a dead letter.

Makati city confirms freeze on POGO business licenses

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay announced on Sunday that her municipal government will cease issuing new business licenses and permits to service providers of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) until further notice.

Regional growth and room to experiment are Philippine pluses

 inaugural G2E Asia @ the Philippines wrapped up on Wednesday, with suppliers at the show expressing optimism about future growth in the country, in...

1XBet gets two gaming awards

1XBet took home two gaming awards this week, one from G2E Asia @ the Philippines and another at the SBC Awards in London. 

POGO tax bill to be aired next week

A bill seeking a 5 percent franchise tax on gross winnings of Philippine Offshore Gambling Operators is scheduled to be heard by the plenary next week.

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