Philippines

The Philippines is expected to be one of the strongest growing gaming markets in Asia again in 2017, driven by another major opening in Manila’s Entertainment City, however growth is expected to slow over the longer term in the face of greater regional competition.

The Philippines is expected to be one of the strongest growing gaming markets in Asia again in 2017, driven by another major opening in Manila’s Entertainment City, however growth is expected to slow over the longer term in the face of greater regional competition.



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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp stands by a decision to pay out P234 million ($4.6 million) in advance rental for a casino under construction at the Army Navy Club in Manila, local media reports.

The Philippines continues to be of primary concern when it comes to international money laundering and efforts to combat the financing of terrorism, with the country’s casinos a weak link in the chain, according to a U.S. State Department report.

In the lead up to the ASEAN Gaming Summit, held in Manila, Philippines on March 21-23, AGB interviewed Joji Kokuryo, Senior Compliance & Operations Manager of Aruze Gaming on the company’s outlook on gaming markets in Asia.

Interblock has completed the installation of an 84-seat stadium at the new Okada Manila resort, according to a press release from the company on Tuesday.

Winford Hotel & Casino, located at the San Lazaro Tourism and Business Park in Sta. Cruz, Manila, is planning to hold its grand opening in April.

If you’ve paid a visit to any of the major gambling exhibitions in the past few years it’s clear that live casino is viewed as the future of online gaming, supplanting software-generated games dictated by RNGs. It’s the realism and transparency that appeals to players.

 

If you’ve paid a visit to any of the major gambling exhibitions in the past few years it’s clear that live casino is viewed as the future of online gaming, supplanting software-generated games dictated by RNGs. It’s the realism and transparency that appeals to players. Cambodia has wasted little time becoming a live casino hub in the Far East with increasing numbers of casinos installing cameras and the necessary tech to cater to remote gamblers – particularly in China.



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House leaders are seeking to amend the charter of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to grant it the authority to issue permits for small town lottery (STL).

Alleged middleman of gambling tycoon Jack Lam, Wally Sombero, has denied involvement in the bribery scandal involving Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre and two Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials.

A surge in offshore gaming firms is likely to drive up office rental prices in Metro Manila over the next year, says property consultant Colliers International.

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