PAGCOR’s targeting of Europe hits the spot

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The news at the start of the year that PAGCOR was promoting the advantages of gambling operators from the UK and Europe basing themselves in the Philippines comes at an interesting time in the development of Europe’s jurisdictional map. PAGCOR’s move – taking the opportunity presented by the ICE expo in London in February to extol the virtues of using Manilla as a hub – coincides with public concerns in the Philippines over the influx of Chinese workers among holders of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) licensees. The latest news at the start of April was that at least three POGOs had shut down their operations amid a clampdown on tax avoidance by foreign workers. In response to reports, PAGCOR Chair Andrea Domingo was cited as saying: “I was told that they got scared because they might be over-taxed or something like that. But we don’t worry because what we’re doing...

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