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PAGCOR backs separate regulator for eSabong

Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) Chair Andrea Domingo said she favors having a separate regulator to oversee the country’s booming online cockfighting industry, known as eSabong.

Duterte not willing to suspend eSabong, says govt needs revenue

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has justified the continuation of e-sabong (online cockfighting) operations, despite calls from senators to suspend it as a result of 34 missing persons connected to the sport. 

PAGCOR chair says suspending eSabong may create legal liabilities

Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) Chair Andrea Domingo has said the suspension of online cockfighting (eSabong) before a probe looking into the disappearance of some 34 people connected with the sport has ended will make the regulator vulnerable to legal action.

PAGCOR warns operators against accepting overseas eSabong bets

The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has warned that any operators found to be accepting bets on online cockfighting from overseas will face penalties.

Jade: Raising the eSabong bar

It’s no secret that the thrill of cockfights (or sabong, as we know it), lies in the energy that fills an arena, with the sound of the crowd cheering and standing on the edge, waiting to find out what luck lies ahead. 

Philippines PIGO sector accelerates, lead by eSabong

After a slow start, the Philippines’ domestic online gaming industry is beginning to gain momentum, helping to pad the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp’s (PAGCOR) Covid-depleted coffers.

PAGCOR collects PHP1b from eSabong in first four months

PAGCOR says it has already collected more than $19.9 million in fees from licensed eSabong operators in the first four months of operation.

Philippines licensed casino GGR up 29.6% in 1Q22

Philippines’ licensed casinos produced a total of P30.1 billion ($575.6 million) in gross gaming revenue (GGR) in 1Q22, rising 29.6 percent compared to the same period in 2021, according to data released by PAGCOR. 

Political two-step begins following change of Philippines president

The political jockeying that historically has followed presidential elections in the Philippines may have already begun in the casino industry with Bloomberry Resorts announcing it’s investing in two PH Travel and Resorts properties.

President Duterte orders immediate ban of online cockfighting in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte orders immediate ban of e-sabong in the Philippines, prompting the loss of PHP600 million in tax revenue monthly, Philippine News Agency reported.