Sunday, December 15, 2019

POGO workers required to hold IDs in January

The Philippines government will be issuing identification cards to all foreign POGO workers starting in January, in a bid to better monitor, tax and...

Regional growth and room to experiment are Philippine pluses

 inaugural G2E Asia @ the Philippines wrapped up on Wednesday, with suppliers at the show expressing optimism about future growth in the country, in...

1XBet gets two gaming awards

1XBet took home two gaming awards this week, one from G2E Asia @ the Philippines and another at the SBC Awards in London. 

POGO tax bill to be aired next week

A bill seeking a 5 percent franchise tax on gross winnings of Philippine Offshore Gambling Operators is scheduled to be heard by the plenary next week.

Stars Group buys outstanding stake in BetEasy

Canada-based The Stars Group said it agreed to buy out minority shareholders in BetEasy, its Australian sports betting unit for AS$151 million ($103.2 million).

Petition to ban card games dismissed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has disposed of the two petitions aiming to ban all forms of online card games, including poker. In a filing in...

TRON reignites optimism around cryptocurrency gaming

A cryptocurrency founded by a 29-year-old Peking University grad and Jack Ma protégé has emerged at the centre of a decentralized online gaming movement which is seeing thousands of users gamble tens of millions of dollars per day.

China cryptocurrency to combat illegal online gambling

The People’s Bank of China is reportedly nearing launch of the world’s first state-backed cryptocurrency, called Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP), and combating illegal online gambling is one of its purposes.

POGOs to resist political pressures

With the win from China-facing igaming operations forecast to hit $33 billion in 2019, the Philippines has little incentive to curb activities of POGOs.

Illegal online gambling difficult to eradicate: Chan

The director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said it is difficult for authorities to “completely eradicate” illegal online gambling operators, as servers...

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POGO workers required to hold IDs in January

The Philippines government will be issuing identification cards to all foreign POGO workers starting in January, in a bid to better monitor, tax and...