Philippines

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Roland “Bato” Dela Rosa told reporters on Wednesday that gaming tycoon Jack Lam has put out feelers about returning to the country.

The chairman of the Road Users Protection Advocates has urged authorities to investigate Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade in connection to illegal online gambling operations in Clark Freeport.

A bridge linking the Aquino International Airport to the casino and hotel complex at Resorts World Manila is expected to create strong synergies for the operator.

Arresting Jack Lam without a warrant can only be possible if Mr. Lam returns to the country, said Philippine National Police (PNP) director general Ronald dela Rosa on Monday.

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of Jack Lam after he allegedly attempted to bribe Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre and Pagcor chair Andrea Domingo.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has urged Congress to look into the “ninong,” or protector of Chinese gambling tycoon, Jack Lam.

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has issued around 35 offshore gaming licenses or POGOs, so far, according to sources.

Philippines authorities had been reportedly offered bribes of up to P200,000 (US$4,000) for the release of each of the 1,316 Chinese nationals arrested in an illegal gambling raid in Clark Field last week.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has vowed to battle illegal numbers games in the Philippines through the “new and improved” small town lottery (STL).

Okada Manila has enlisted its very first robot recruitment officer to fast track the hiring process for the new casino resort, which is looking to employ at least 5,000 people when it opens this year.

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