Philippines

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.

AGB will be hosting the inaugural ASEAN Gaming Summit in March 2017 to throw the spotlight on some of ASEAN's emerging jurisdictions and the opportunities they present.

The Philippines Court of Appeals (CA) has reaffirmed an earlier decision to award DFNN, Inc. P310 million (US$6.2 million) in damages due to the premature termination of its lease agreement with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

The Chinese government has voiced their concern over the detention of around 1,300 Chinese nationals during a crackdown on online gambling in the Philippines last week.

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