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Duterte not willing to ban online gambling

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he had no plans to ban online gambling, as it would do harm to the country’s economy.  The...

Ex-policemen, military involved in casino kidnapping cases

Casino loan sharks in the Philippines have reportedly been hiring ex-policeman and military officers to do their bidding, according to the Philippines Anti-Kidnapping Group...
President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte to consider online gambling ban

President Rodrigo Duterte will study whether to ban online gambling in the Philippines following a meeting with President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Friday, according to media reports.
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Virtual sports gather speed in Asia

Dismissed in the past by skeptics and naysayers as “animated roulette,” virtual sports have come a long way since their early days of crudely drawn graphics and limited betting options and are firmly taking hold in Asia. 

Asia’s casinos eye benefits of going cashless

Political hurdles have slowed Asia’s progress towards a cashless model for casino gaming, but wider social trends and potential benefits to anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and responsible gaming checks could persuade regulators to reconsider.

Pagcor to target loan sharks to end casino kidnappings

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation has set its crosshairs on casino loan sharks, which they believe are the cause of the recent spike...

China has no influence on PH online gambling ban

The decision to ban online gambling in the Philippines is up to the country itself, said Manila’s top diplomat in a televised briefing on...

PH AML body to study economic impact of online gambling

The Philippines’ anti-money laundering body is studying the possible impact on the economy should the online gambling industry shut down overnight, its chairman said...

PH leading ASEAN efforts to protect privacy

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) took a major step towards harmonizing regional data protection and privacy regulations at the first ASEAN Data...

G2E Asia expands to Philippines

G2E Asia will expand its offerings in the Asia-Pacific region with the first-ever global edition of G2E Asia @ the Philippines from December 3-4,...

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