Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

Life After Pogos


This Dossier summarizes the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief, which culminated in a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potential ramifications for the industry.

Andrea Domingo, Chair and CEO of the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (PAGCOR) interview with andrea domingowas the keynote speaker at the event, having agreed to be interviewed by AGB managing editor Sharon Singleton on financial and operational aspects of “PIGOs” (Philippines Inland Gaming Operators), as well as discussing the future of POGOs in the country.

Other speakers sharing their insights at the forum included Danny Too, general manager of Cherry Interactive, who discussed some of the alternative jurisdictions that online gaming operators are currently considering; as well as igaming consultant Mark Gilbert, who reflected upon chairman Domingo’s interview to give the audience an idea of the operational pros and cons of the new Live Shots licenses.

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Malaysia, Dubai eyed as potential igaming hosts

Malaysia and Dubai are both being viewed as potential bases for online gambling operations, as an alternative to the Philippines, where the cost of doing business has risen to a level considered as unacceptable by many operators.


Atty. Mel Racela

Interview with Mel Racela: Tracking AML compliance in the Philippines [video]

Attorney Mel Racela, executive director of the Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council, speaks with Asia Gaming Brief’s Sharon Singleton about the steps the Philippines is taking to guard against money laundering and the challenges posed by online gambling.

INDUSTRY VIEWS: Frank Schuengel

Isle of Man

POGOS continue Manila exit

Exodus is a strong word. The Greek term conjures up mental images of mass migration on a biblical scale and therefore shouldn’t be used lightly, yet it is hard to find a better way to describe what is happening in the Philippines right now.


Andrea Domingo
Andrea Domingo

Andrea Domingo is the chairman and CEO of the Phillipine Amusement and Gaming Corporation. Domingo was previously the general manager and CEO of t he Philippine Reclamation Authority from 2007-2010. She is also a former congresswoman of the 3rd District, Pampanga, and a Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration.



Mark Gilbert
Mark Gilbert

Mark has over 27 years of gaming experience. In Manila for the last 1 ½ years, he has been consulting with one of the leading SEA online operators. Prior experience included senior roles at Scientific Games and Caesars Entertainment.



danny Too
Danny Too

General Manager of Cherry Interactive, who has 19 years of experience in the gaming, hospitality and travel industries with insight from entry level staffing up to senior management. Worked in four continents and spent the last 13 years predominantly in South East Asia.



Mel RacelaAttorney Mel Racela, is the executive director of the Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council.




Frank Schuengel
Frank Schuengel

Frank Schuengel is a twenty-year gaming veteran and consultant based in the Isle of Man.








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