Good morning. PAGCOR’s Chairman has pledged to eliminate possible conflicts of interest by privatizing its Casino Filipino-operated properties but has doubled down on the country’s need for POGOs, as long as they’re licensed and comply with PAGCOR mandates. Also in the online space, experts note that there can’t be a one-size-fits-all approach to operations, with operators needing to tailor their product for each country.

What you need to know

  • PAGCOR Chairman: need to privatize self-operated casinos to eliminate conflict of interest, POGOs still vital for Philippine economy.
  • Asian online gaming is not a one-size-fits-all, with incoming operators needing to customize product to fit each market: experts.

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Alejandro H. Tengco, PAGCOR

PAGCOR Chairman: privatize casinos but maintain POGOs

PAGCOR’s new Chairman and CEO has told AGB that the operator is planning to eliminate any possible conflict of interest by privatizing the casinos it operates under its Casino Filipino brand. Alejandro H. Tengco also notes that, despite pushes to eliminate offshore gaming operators (POGOs), he is steadfast in allowing licensed firms to continue to operate, given their strong contributions to the economy.

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