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.
Chief Judge Ramona Manglona of the District Court for the NMI has ruled that Imperial Pacific International violated her discovery order in connection with the Pacific Rim Land Development case and is in contempt of court.
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.
Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.