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PAGCOR Chairman doesn’t want police powers, eliminating IGLs won’t stop foreign criminal activity

The Chairman of the Philippines’ gaming regulator (PAGCOR) says that he doesn’t want the authority to have police powers and that even if all offshore gaming licenses were canceled, foreign criminal activity would remain a problem.

PAGCOR issues 40 licenses to offshore gaming operators (IGLs)

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) has issued a total of 40 licenses to offshore gaming operators or internet gaming licensees (IGL).

PAGCOR’s decision to lower licensing fees enhances competitiveness of IGLs, says COO of Winn Tech

A lower licensing fee for Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) operations is seen as a mutually beneficial act for both operators and regulators.

Philippines labor department cracks down on foreign workers after POGO raids

The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has vowed to tighten its screening of foreigners applying for Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) to work in the country.

Over 40 PIGO operations approved as of June, 13 yet to commence activity

Philippine Inland Gaming Operators (PIGOs) continue to expand, with the nation's gaming regulator indicating there were some 44 service providers authorized as of early June.

The changing face of the gambling industry in the Philippines

The way the gambling industry is acting and presenting itself in the Philippines has changed greatly over the last decade or so, but not everyone seems pleased with it.

PAGCOR’s offshore gaming revenue surge praised

The Chairperson of the Philippines House Ways and Means Committee has commended PAGCOR for collecting some $87.1 million in revenue from offshore gaming licensees (IGLs) in 2023, a 71 percent increase from 2023.

Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: PAGCOR Chairman doesn’t want police powers

No need for "more teeth". That's what PAGCOR's Chairman says about suggestions that the regulator should have police powers in order to go after bad actors in the offshore gaming space. Alejandro Tengco says the increase would only distract from its licensing and regulatory roles.

PAGCOR: foreign crime syndicates, not POGOs, are the real danger

So called alien hacking and scam syndicates (AHaSS) are a bigger threat to national security than POGOs, according to PAGCOR.

Raid on unlicensed Pampanga POGO operation rescues 187 workers  

Philippine authorities have conducted a raid on an offshore gaming operator center (POGO) in Pampanga province, reportedly rescuing some 187 workers, both foreign and Filipino.