23, Mar, 2017

The Philippines need to improve its international image to boost tourism numbers and inbound investment, allowing it to achieve its full potential, local operators say.

Gross gaming revenue P149.1 billion ($2.9 billion) last year, with that number expected to rise to between P155 billion and P160 billion in 2017. Revenue is being driven by the opening of new resorts and increasing revenue from online gaming licenses.

23, Mar, 2017

Regulators, operators and sports bodies need to improve international cooperation if they are effectively to tackle match fixing, which experts say is increasingly centred on Asia.

23, Mar, 2017

The Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt to stop the historic Army and Navy Club in Manila from being converted to a hotel and casino, local media reports.

22, Mar, 2017

Gaming suppliers, facing the challenge of changing audience demographics and new technology, need to move to “bigger and brighter” machines to lure clients into casinos, industry experts say.

22, Mar, 2017

Singapore police have arrested 41 men and one woman for illegal gambling and gang-related activities after a five-hour raid.

22, Mar, 2017

The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority wants discussions with the Philippines’ two other online regulatory bodies to establish a common fee structure and regulations to clear up confusion amongst operators in the country.

22, Mar, 2017

Philippines Gaming and Amusement Corp Chair Andrea Domingo said the regulator is planning to greatly expand its program to license offshore online gaming licenses now it is comfortable it is able to properly monitor and regulate activities.

21, Mar, 2017

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp Chair Andrea Domingo is predicting strong gross gambling revenue growth for the market again in 2017 and says the regulator is not in a hurry to divest its own casinos, because since January this year they have been generating a profit.

20, Mar, 2017

The inaugural ASEAN Gaming Summit kicks off in Manila on Tuesday, gathering more than 300 delegates to discuss the opportunities and challenges of operating in some of the region’s most dynamic markets.

20, Mar, 2017

According to Fitch Ratings, the opening of Universal Entertainment’s $2.4 billion Okada Manila should help drive a high single-digit increase in gaming revenue in the country this year. But the firm sees signs the market is maturing, especially in the greater Manila area.

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