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Junket mogul Jack Lam is yet to show his face in the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his arrest last December.

Philippines-listed Philweb Corp. has raised P 140 million (US$2.8 million) through the sale of its stake in Germany-based Acentic GmbH, according to the company’s filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Okada Manila officially commenced its casino operations on December 30, after securing a provisional casino license from Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp, local media reports.

The service provider for e-games cafes in the Philippines will be selected in accordance with Republic Act (RA) No. 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act, said Pagcor chairman and CEO Andrea D. Domingo in a letter to Philweb dated December 12, 2016.

Universal Entertainment Corp. chairman Kazuo Okada says the Philippine gaming market could soon surpass Singapore as more Chinese tourists flow into the country.

President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to close all online gambling operations in the Philippines, saying they have no positive effects on the economy.

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.

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.

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.



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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.

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. 



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The number of gaming companies forced to adopt security solutions to protect their networks will likely soar over the next three years as firms confront a growing number of internet attacks, with Asia likely to be at the forefront of the problem.

The number of gaming companies forced to adopt security solutions to protect their networks will likely soar over the next three years as firms confront a growing number of internet attacks, with Asia likely to be at the forefront of the problem.



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