Tuesday, March 19, 2019

DOF wants to enforce tax through a POGO worker database

The Department of Finance will be compiling a database of foreign workers hired by Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) to ensure they pay the correct taxes.

Relax Gaming signs content accord with GentingBet

Relax Gaming, a games and platform supplier, has signed a content agreement with GentingBet, the online brand for the Malaysia-based casino group Genting. The deal...

Asian online recruitment retains veil of secrecy

A recent report on trends within the Asian online gambling recruitment space has highlighted the volatility of wages within a market where experts suggest...

Big Fish games virtual chips leads to lawsuit, Aristocrat to defend

Aristocrat Leisure on Tuesday said it intends to “vigorously defend’ a lawsuit filed against a player against Big Fish Games, its digital gaming arm,...

Korean govt using “China-style” internet censorship, say critics

The Korean government has come under criticism after blocking hundreds of gambling and porn websites using a method described as “China-style internet censorship,” The...

Malacañang backs BIR’s POGO targeting

The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is asking for PAGCOR’s assistance in assuring Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) register with the tax department before their licenses can be renewed.

Philippines tax agency eyes POGO licensees, illegal Chinese workers

The Philippines Tax agency has set its sights on Philippines-based offshore gaming operators, or POGOs, requiring the companies to register with the Bureau of...

Sports integrity, lack of understanding, pose risks for esports wagering

The stellar projections for esports revenue have whet the appetite of online wagering operators, though the absence of regulation, questions over sports integrity and lack of expertise mean widespread adoption in the gambling industry may be far away.

Up to individual states to regulate fantasy sports

Union Minister of State for Finance, Pon Radhakrishnan, has said it’s up to individual states to decide on how to regulate gambling on fantasy sports, Glaws reports.

POGO income for 2018 tops target

Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp Chair Andrea Domingo said the regulator had pulled in total income of P6.72 billion *$128.5 million) in 2018 from its offshore online gaming licensees, topping its target.

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