Philippine gaming operator and regulator PAGCOR has put out another warning about ‘offshore gaming employment opportunities’, amongst ongoing tension.

 The regulator notes that the operators are offering certain types of employment ‘to both local and foreign nationals using social media groups, dating apps, and messaging applications’.

This comes after over 1,000 victims of human trafficking were found in a site operated by a POGO. The site was raided, with the entire relevant Sun Clark POGO facility shut down.

PAGCOR has also pledged increased sanctions on all erring POGOs and accredited service providers.

It appears that PAGCOR could be taking a shift, however, as it also highlighted ‘cryptocurrency investments’ in its latest advisory, alongside ‘online dating services’ – noting that both are ‘not part of the authorized acts of its Offshore Gaming Licenses and Service Providers’.