Philippine oversight of online gambling falls short

    Published in: Latest Intelligence By Chris EatonDirector Sport IntegrityThe International Centre for Sport Security        If big gaming businesses want the recognition they need for true global acceptance and legitimacy, then they need to sit squarely on a seat of legality Most of the online gaming businesses that have registered their operations in the Philippines are undoubtedly attracted by favorable commercial conditions. However similar and in some cases more generous conditions exist elsewhere in the world, including within the region. So there must be other advantages besides the civility of the country and its people. Despite appearances and statements to the contrary, regulation and oversight of gaming businesses in the Philippines’ “economic zones” come nowhere near the standards applied in either the European Union or the US, for instance. The Philippines is also in a region where a considerable amount of daily gambling is strictly speaking illegal. It is also a region where licensed betting...

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