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FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the Philippine casino industry

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Despite challenges Pagcor Chairperson Andrea Domingo says the local gaming industry s total revenues in 2017 may still expand to P160 billion

GAMING. The billion peso casino industry is in the spotlight as attacks on a luxury resort-casino led to the death of at least 36 people.

Resorts World attack: 4 questions that beg for an answer

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:13 AM

As the House of Representatives begins its probe into the robbery and arson attack on the popular casino we revisit what we know about the incident and the questions that need to be answered

RESORTS WORLD MANILA ATTACK. Ambulances wait outside Resorts World Manila after a gunman stormed the casino in an alleged robbery attempt on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Jun 05, 2017 - 12:28 PM

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Pagcor should give counseling for gambling addicts – Pimentel

Jun 04, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the counseling program should be implemented by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and all businesses with casino franchises

COUNSELING. Police enters the Resorts World Hotel casino in Pasay City on June 2, 2017, following the attack by a long gunman reportedly suffering from gambling addiction. Photo by Alecs ongcal/Rappler

What the Philippines brings to casinos worldwide

Jul 25, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Aruze s Batangas plant supplies almost 10 of slot machines worldwide

Cabinet divided over entry of US casino operator in PH

Oct 22, 2014 - 8:03 PM

At the end of the day is there a net gain or a net minus? President Benigno Aquino III says of the planned entry of America s biggest casino operator in the Philippines

'CABINET DEBATE.' President Benigno Aquino III is awaiting the Cabinet recommendation on Caesars Entertainment’s bid to obtain a license to operate in the Philippines. File photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau

Solaire casino plans to tap boxing crowd

Jul 21, 2013 - 5:39 PM

Casinos and boxing have been enjoying a symbiotic relationship for several decades beginning in the late 70s when the big fights started to move away from New York City to the deserts of Las Vegas and shores of Atlantic City

Photo by Alvin S. Go.

Casinos exempt from tougher anti money-laundering law

Feb 06, 2013 - 9:50 PM

Casinos and Internet gaming were excluded at the request of the House and PAGCOR says Sen Teofisto Guingona

GAMBLING PARADISE. A dealer plays card with visitors during a two-day exhibit on the gaming industry in Manila, 22 March 2007. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

Okada firm to probe alleged Pagcor bribes - report

Jan 08, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Reuters reports Universal Entertainment will set up a panel of independent experts to investigate the matter

Pagcor chief: Observe due process in Okada probe

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:21 AM

The current chief of the Philippine Gaming Corp Pagcor said due process should be observed in the investigation on the alleged illicit payments made by a private firm to a former official of the state run casino operator and regulator

Probe Pagcor 'bribes,' Miriam urges Senate

Nov 19, 2012 - 4:15 PM

Sen Miriam Santiago filed a resolution to investigate the alleged 5 million improper payments to former Pagcor consultant Rodolfo Soriano in the final months of the Arroyo administration in 2010

Mrs. Sy not keen on casino business

Oct 21, 2012 - 4:11 AM

Felicidad Mollie Tan Sy wife of mall magnate Henry Sy Sr did not support her family s business strategy to include casino operations in their diversified portfolio

Taiwan island joins bet for casino-triggered tourism boom

Jul 08, 2012 - 3:21 PM

The offshore island group of Matsu is likely to attract a large number of Chinese tourist gamblers observers said Sunday July 8 a day after residents voted to allow Taiwan s first casino

Pagcor: Wynn charges 'uninformed, reckless'

Feb 24, 2012 - 8:15 PM

Pagcor chief issues a blanket denial of wrongdoing saying charges are politically motivated