PAGCOR Chairman aims to privatize casinos even as he fights to keep POGOs

PAGCOR’s Chairman, Alejandro H. Tengco, has told AGB at the ASEAN Gaming Summit that he plans to privatize all of the group’s self-operated casinos under its Casino Filipino brand, hoping to open up the process to both local and international bidders as soon as possible.

In addition, Tengco notes that he continues to support the operation of POGOs in the country, despite strong efforts to shut down the offshore operators, pledging to shut down illegal operators but maintain those that he deems to be strongly contributing to the Philippine economy.