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The reopening of casinos is a major boost for the badly-hit Las Vegas economy, which depends heavily on tourism
Affected Okada Manila workers will receive notices starting June 15 and will receive separation pay
Figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau showed gross gaming revenue of $95 million last month – a drop of 97% from the $3 billion raked in during the same period last year
'Our employees are our number one asset. As we try to overcome this most difficult phase and [go] into the new normal, we do so without letting our guard down,' says tycoon Enrique Razon Jr
Many people have been going out, speaking out, challenging government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and overcoming the limits set by the lockdown
'It is now apparent that this is a public health crisis that requires major collective action if we are to slow its progression,' says MGM Resorts chairman Jim Murren
Pagcor allows POGOs to continue operating, but with only a minimal number of workers
'Using Lorraine’s logic, practically any organization critical of the government and the status quo can be considered a terrorist front'
But observers expect the former Portuguese colony to bounce back
Casinos in Macau can resume operations on Thursday, February 20, as no new novel coronavirus infections were found in the city in the last two weeks
There are 10 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Macau as of Tuesday, February 4
Congressman Carlos Zarate laments that Colonel Romeo Baleros, the Negros Occidental police provincial chief, 'did not extend basic courtesy ' due fellow government employees
What Panelo's letter implies is that the presidential legal counsel finds Antonio Sanchez's clemency request valid, thus the positive action of referring it to the concerned agency for appropriate action
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Rappler breaks down how online gambling flourished in Manila and why it could be the latest test of the relationship between the Philippines and China
(UPDATED) 'These sensational claims are an attempt to discredit China. I think such tactics are despicable,' Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says
Melco Resorts is set to be delisted from the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday, June 11, after failing to reach the minimum public float for over 6 months
The Court of Appeals upholds a previous ruling of a Manila court, saying that Waterfront submitted all requirements and Pagcor must act on its application
Senator Leila de Lima says the rise of the gaming industry may make the country 'susceptible to money laundering, fraud, and other illegal activities'
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte warns that if police disobey, he'll order the military to patrol the casino which he describes as 'crawling with usurers, kidnappers'
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra wants President Rodrigo Duterte to issue an executive order banning casinos in Boracay
The new 'Precious Hearts Romance Presents' series tackles the lives of 5 illegitimate sons
While there are many who have expressed their desire for Duterte to resign or be ousted, there is no conspiracy to forcibly remove him from power
Casino staff say that venues would be shut until further notice as the city raised its second highest storm warning
If only half of the energy and focus given to the drug war were given to agriculture and rice production, we would already be better off
Senator Francis Escudero asks the Senate blue ribbon committee to probe the alleged questionable $1.5-billion casino deal
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
NutriAsia, Inc maintains that the strikers are not their contractual employees but are regular and permanent employees of their contractors. Nothing can be farther from the truth.
(UPDATED) The warrants of arrest against Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casiño, Rafael Mariano and anti-poverty secretary Liza Maza are no longer in effect
House Resolution 2604 expresses the House of Representative's 'utmost concern' over the arrest warrants issued against 4 former party-list legislators
(3rd UPDATE) 'Is he confirming that it is GMA who is behind the revival of the case?' asks the former lawmakers' counsel, referring to lawyer Ferdinand Topacio's involvement in the effort
Ten years ago, the same judge said there was no basis to find probable cause to order the arrest of Maza, Mariano, Casiño and Ocampo
(3rd UPDATE) Also covered by the arrest warrants are incumbent anti-poverty commission head Liza Maza, ex-agrarian reform chief Rafael Mariano and former Bayan Muna representative Teddy Casiño
The case was filed by widows Isabelita Bayudang and Mayumi Peralta, accusing the 4 leftist leaders of conspiring to kill their husbands Carlito Bayudang and Jimmy Peralta in 2004 and 2003, respectively
The Court of Appeals 'warns' Coast Guard officers 'not to abuse the court process'
Tyranny, oppression, and the struggle for justice, freedom and democracy have a strange way of turning people into fighters
Japan is often viewed as the Holy Grail of gaming in Asia due to a wealthy population, proximity to China and appetite for other forms of legal gambling, including horse racing and pachinko, a slot machine-style game
A dozen young architects are striving to restore precious architectural gems that bore witness to centuries of Romanian history and the crowned heads who ruled it through the ages
The footage's release comes after a judge sides with media organizations including The New York Times and The Washington Post that lobbied in court that the evidence be made public
The Boracay closure follows the familiar pattern of Duterte's approach to addressing complex crisis situations. The approach relies heavily on police and military action, and projects Duterte as a tough, no-nonsense leader.
Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Malay, Aklan, is where a Boracay casino will likely be built, should talks on it push through
Will a casino be built in Boracay Island?
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(UPDATED) Contrary to the statement of the Department of Tourism, Leisure & Resorts World Corporation says it has not abandoned its Boracay project with Galaxy Entertainment
'They are now looking for another venue. That is very much welcome,' says Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation clarifies Galaxy Entertainment Group and its local partner still need to follow a 'long and tedious' process before getting a regular casino gaming license