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POGO overtakes IT-BPM in salary, office space demand

Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) workers are given bigger salaries compared to call centers, according to research from Leechiu Property Consultants, local media reports. In...

Govt to shut down tax delinquent POGOs

Philippines Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue to shut down and file cases against online gambling operators that have...

Landing to search for new land for Manila IR

Landing International, which has been planning a $1.5 billion casino in Manila, has been served a letter from Nayong Pilipino Foundation declaring its previous...

Alternative POGO hub proposed

The mayor of Kawit in Cavite province has reportedly written to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR), proposing to establish a bigger hub for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators than those already on the table. 

Two Chinese casino gamblers kidnapped at Okada Manila

Two Chinese gamblers were rescued by police on Thursday after being held against their will at a casino in Entertainment City. The Chinese tourists, Li...

277 Chinese workers arrested for “illegal online activities”

More than 277 illegal Chinese workers have been arrested in a raid of an office in Pasig City, under suspicion of being involved with...

Okada Manila August revenue up on VIP growth

Universal Entertainment announced that Okada Manila saw a rise in gross gaming revenue in August 2019, driven by a boost in its VIP business.  VIP...

Philippines and China to work together on illegal kidnapping

Police from the Philippines and China are planning to work together to tackle the illegal kidnapping of Chinese nationals, which has been on the...

Widus Casino secures Pagcor license

Widus Philippines Inc has announced it has obtained its first regular gaming license from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), local media reports.  The...

Beijing sends shockwaves through igaming

After years of turning a blind eye to the booming online gambling markets in Cambodia and the Philippines, authorities in China have finally had enough, triggering a clampdown across the region. 

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Caesars drops out of Japan IR race

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Asian affiliate acquisitions hot up

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