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POGOs continue to snap up Metro Manila office space

Philippines offshore gaming operators (POGOs) are gearing up to become the top office space demand driver in Metro Manila by year end, de-throning information...

Megawide drops plans for Cebu casino

Megawide Construction Corp has dropped a plan to develop a casino on Cebu island, though will push ahead with plans for three hotels, local media reports. 

Berjaya PH lowers stake in PGMC to 79.9 percent

Berjaya Philiippines Inc has disposed of 1 million shares in Philippines Gaming Management Corp (PGMC) for P117.2 million (US$2.3 million), with funds to be...

POGO, DOF agree on foreign worker tax framework

The Department of Finance and the country’s largest POGO operators have agreed on a tax framework aimed at keeping more than 100,000 Chinese workers...

D’Heights casino opens in Clark Freeport Zone

The sixth casino in the Clark Freeport Zone is officially open to the public after a soft opening on Wednesday, local media reports. Dong Huang...

BetConstruct to exhibit at PAGE 2019

BetConstruct is paving the way to the center of the eastern gaming world - Manila to take part in the annual Phil-Asian Gaming Expo 2019.

Government to collect POGO worker taxes from July

The Philippines government will begin collecting taxes from foreign workers at Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) starting from July, according to the head of...

Westside City to open in 2021, boost gaming share to 20 percent: Tan

Alliance Global CEO Kevin Tan said the group’s Westside City IR will open in 2021 and will boost the company’s revenue share from gaming by almost half to 20 percent.

Kevin Tan

Kevin Tan is CEO of Alliance Global, which owns Travellers International Hotel Group in a venture with Genting Hong Kong.

PAGCOR warns POGOs to stay in line

The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation has warned its POGO operators to comply with government regulations and pay proper taxes in the wake of...

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