Attorney Mel Racela, executive director of the Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief’s Sharon Singleton about the steps the Philippines is taking to guard against money laundering and the challenges posed by online gambling. He says he’s confident the country has taken adequate measures to avoid the FATF grey list.
South Korea, which attracted significant interest when it first opened for foreign investors, is now seen as holding limited appeal unless the government agrees to relax its stance on local gaming.
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.