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Professionals and hobbyist game devs celebrated at GDAP's Game On 2019 Awards

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:46 AM

Here's a rundown of the winners in the local game development scene's 2019 Game On Awards!

CA upholds Australian firm's right to 50-year PCSO thermal paper supply deal

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The Court of Appeals denies the motion for reconsideration filed by Philippine Gaming Management Corporation and rules in favor of TMA

Supreme Court: PCSO free to bid out online lottery

Oct 03, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The High Court junks the claim of of a private gaming company that it has exclusive contractual rights over the government project

ONLINE LOTTERY. The Supreme Court grants the PCSO's petition to bid out its nationwide online lottery system.

WATCH: Esports And Gaming Summit 2017 opens!

Oct 28, 2017 - 7:09 PM

The Philippines' biggest games convention returns. Here's what you can catch!

2K18. This year's edition of the popular basketball sim makes a strong showing at ESGS 2017. Photo by Nadine Pacis/Rappler

All-time high gaming boosts Bloomberry's income 24-fold

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Solaire s consolidated gross gaming revenue GGR rises by 14 to P12 22 billion in the 2nd quarter of 2017 – the highest since it opened in March 2013

Belle plans to expand City of Dreams

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Aside from expansion plans Belle is also looking for a second site for a casino within Metro Manila or outside the capital

FULL CAPACITY. City of Dreams Manila, which is sitting on a 6.2 hectare lot, is operating a full capacity, prompting the company to look for lots within the property for possible expansion. Rappler file photo

Behind the PH studio that helped make Microsoft's 'Gears Of War 4'

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Synergy 88 is the Philippines first Microsoft certified development studio We talk to one of its founders Jackie Chua about their achievement and what she thinks the industry needs to reel in more such projects

Don't believe Robredo, Pagcor chief tells ASEAN gaming summit

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Philippines is one of the best places to invest in Andrea Domingo tells potential investors Ignore the noise she adds

'JUST NOISE.' Domingo (R) asks investors not to believe Vice-President Leni Robredo's (L) claims on police abuses in the course of the country's campaign against illegal drugs and criminality. Rappler file photo

'Political Animals' tests how far you're willing to go to win the election

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:03 PM

This game from Philippine based studio Squeaky Wheels forces you to question your morals as you plot your way to the presidency

2 ex-Pagcor officials added to P234-M plunder complaint

Nov 14, 2016 - 11:05 PM

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption VACC adds Raoul Creencia and Jose Christopher Manalo IV to its charges against ex Pagcor officials stemming from an anomalous lease contract

5 reasons a gamer shouldn't miss ESGS 2016

Oct 27, 2016 - 5:49 PM

The eSports and Gaming Summit is shaping up to be the Philippines premier gaming event

Solaire operator returns to profit on strong gaming segments

Aug 11, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation posts a P1 33 billion net income in the second quarter of the year a complete reversal from its P787 million net loss in the same period a year ago

BACK TO BLACK. Bloomberry posts its best ever quarterly mass table drop and electronic gaming machines (EGM) coin-in for Solaire and coupled with a high VIP volume. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

City of Dreams operator optimistic about PH gaming market

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The Philippine gaming market posted the strongest growth last year in Asia or possibly worldwide says Melco Crown chairman and president Clarence Chung

BULLISH. Melco Crown is optimistic about City of Dreams Manila given the improving infrastructure in the Philippines. Photo by Ted Aljibe /Agence France-Presse

The Manila Major raises hopes, aspirations for PH gaming scene

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The Manila Major hype is real Fans from various places come to watch the matches – from Manila nearby provinces like Bulacan and Cavite and even all the way from the Visayas

 Photo by Joy Picar

Razon plans to build hotel, casino in Quezon City

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The chief of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation says it will be similar to Solaire

2ND CASINO. Enrique Razon Jr says he plans turn the Quezon City land into a mixed-use development similar to Solaire

Razon bets on better PH gaming climate in 2016

Nov 04, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation narrows losses in the third quarter of 2015 on the back of improving Philippine operations

PH IS NOT MACAU. 'Our high rollers in the past two years did not come from China. They come mainly from Southeast Asia. They are still around…that will still continue,' Enrique Razon of Bloomberry says. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

NTC to start testing telcos' fixed broadband speed

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:35 PM

Starting next week the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor if Internet service providers are complying with new rules on minimum broadband speed

BROADBAND TESTING. By definition, ISPs will not be able to say they provide broadband unless they give consumers at least 256 kbps. Photo from Agence France-Presse

How to survive climate change? Try this tabletop game

Aug 10, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Dubbed an anti Monopoly a Philippine made game challenges players to spur development through investments while ensuring that environment is resilient to climate change impacts

MOVE OVER MONOPOLY. A Philippine-made game revolves around the sustainable management of shared natural resources: forests, mangroves, and coral reefs. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Court stops Okada group from reneging on casino deal

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:04 PM

The casino group is also barred from selling shares and dealing with any party other than Century Properties for the development of Manila Bay Resorts

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Okada casino a 'no go' without local partner – PAGCOR

Jun 29, 2014 - 8:10 PM

But the Japanese gaming company says it is already in talks with potential partners

Photo shows the artist's rendition of the Okada group's Manila Bay Resorts in the Entertainment City in Manila

Tapping the potential of PH gaming sector

Sep 24, 2013 - 8:16 AM

To boost the industry a gaming executive says Philippines should focus on outsourcing creativity

Carleans Rivas: Beauty outside, beast inside

Jul 26, 2013 - 9:18 AM

Rappler gets to know the female boxer as she prepares for a July 27 bout

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. 'Whenever I got punched, I felt stronger.' Carleans Rivas photo by Ryan Songalia

Belle profit soars 1,382%, thanks to Melco rental payments

Apr 24, 2013 - 2:27 PM

Belle and Melco are partners in the 1 B Belle Grande Manila casino resort in Pagcor s Entertainment City

CASINO PROJECT. This is an artist's rendition of the Belle Grande Manila Bay that will house a large casino, two L-shaped hotel towers and 4 condotel towers. Photo from 2011 Belle Corp. Annual Report

Pacific Online 'not yet affected' by PCSO-PGMC dispute

Apr 23, 2013 - 10:59 AM

Pacific Online s rival PGMC and the PCSO are fighting over which company has the right to operate and lease online lottery machines in Luzon

Lim camp: Isko may face raps over Pagcor funds

Apr 18, 2013 - 7:03 AM

Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno being pinned on alleged illegal disbursement from city s Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corporation PAGCOR trust fund

'WHY SINGLE ME OUT?'  Moreno pointed out that the disbursement voucher approved by Mayor Alfredo Lim was dated February 3, 2012, when the two were still political allies. Rappler/Jerald Uy

PH attracts casino investors with lower taxes

Apr 06, 2013 - 6:02 PM

The Philippines gaming tax rate of 15 for foreign VIPs brings in high end casino investments into the country

REELING THEM IN. The Philippines is attracting gaming investments through generous tax rates. Photo by Aya Lowe

Philippines bets on joining gaming elite with Solaire

Mar 16, 2013 - 1:07 PM

Solaire the newly opened casino on Manila Bay is expected to place the Philippines within the radar of Asia s gaming elite

Celebrating Pinoy videogames at the PGDF awards

Dec 15, 2012 - 1:44 PM

If the Philippines can tap into the video game industry on a larger scale it would mean a lot of jobs and the potential for economic growth

NOYPI NOTA. Team BL-ED receives their trophy for the Master Class division.

Okada mulls case vs Reuters over Pagcor reports

Dec 04, 2012 - 3:09 PM

Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada is considering suing the US based news agency Reuters for its biased and malicious reports about his company and a former Pagcor official

Sipa and sepak takraw kicking in

Apr 21, 2012 - 8:12 AM

Learn the difference between sipa and sepak takraw

STREET PLAY. Filipino kids playing sepak takraw. Photo from the Sepak Takraw Philippines Facebook page.

Azkals secure win, face crucial match ahead

Mar 12, 2012 - 1:03 AM

Now that the Azkals have defeated India 2 0 all eyes are set on their next match against Tajikistan which will determine if the Philippines stays in the tournament or goes home

Azkals players and a fan hold the Philippine flag up high after the Dream Cup.