Andrea Domingo, chair of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor, Sharon Singleton, about the introduction of licenses allowing online gaming to be offered to Filipino citizens for the first time.
Speaking on an AGB webinar, entitled “Life After Pogos,” Domingo outlined that the service would be restricted to registered VIP players of the country’s casinos and e-gaming platforms. She says there will be strict know-your-customer and security protocols to ensure that only those able to afford to gamble will have access to online bets and to ensure the exclusion of “bad” actors.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.