gambling in the Philippines - updates

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Pagcor: Gambling to help economic future of PH post-coronavirus

Jun 10, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Pagcor CEO Andrea Domingo says gambling operations can revive restaurants, hotels, malls, transportation, and real estate

Justice Leonen: Laws ban poor man's gambling, but POGOs allowed?

May 02, 2020 - 3:27 PM

'We have to continue calling attention to these kinds of discrepancies,' Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

ONLINE GAMBLING. The Philippine government wants to better collect taxes from POGOs. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler


We need leadership, sanity during crisis

Mar 12, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Enough of mediocrity

Quezon City arrests 111 in crackdown against illegal gambling

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:56 PM

The Quezon City Police District conducts raids against video karera, cara y cruz, card games, and other forms of illegal gambling

CRACKDOWN. Over a week after Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte ordered a full-scale operation against illegal gambling, 62 raids have already been conducted. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In Duterte-land, U2’s Bono touches on the taboo

Dec 11, 2019 - 5:12 PM

’You don’t compromise on human rights,’ he wants to tell the President

[ANALYSIS | Point of Law] The OSG and POGOs

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Does the Office of Solicitor General have the power to give advisory opinions to other government agencies like Pagcor?

Philippines 'can earn P300B yearly' if gaming industry privatized

Sep 25, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says P300 billion in annual revenues can be achieved 'with no effort' should the government privatize Pagcor and PCSO gaming operations

MORE REVENUES. Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez says that the government would earn more with privatizing the gaming sector. Photo by Angie de Silva

EXPLAINER: How online casinos hit the jackpot in the Philippines

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:40 PM

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


[OPINION] The real losers and winners of Chinese online gambling

Aug 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Driven by greed and ignorance, countless ordinary Chinese people, like moths flying toward fire, fall into online gambling and cannot extricate themselves

Villanueva says POGOs only 'kill' the local economy

Jul 31, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Senator Joel Villanueva says Filipino interests are only at a disadvantage with the growing Philippine online gambling operations industry in the country

REGULATE. Senator Joel Villanueva bats for the regulation of POGOs operating in the country. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte wants to 'suppress' online gambling

Oct 25, 2018 - 2:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says gambling is a magnet for crimes like extortion and kidnapping

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez on the sidelines of the 2015-2017 Philippine Quality Award conferment ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Silent addiction: How Filipinos fall prey to the online gambling market

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Foreign online casino sites not regulated by Pagcor are easily accessible in the Philippines, leaving Filipinos at risk of gambling addiction

How China’s online gambling addiction is reshaping Manila

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:00 PM

There's more dim sum in the metro, but the Chinese have driven up rent for locals and brought in a gambling contagion

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.

Gambling addiction: How the Philippines prevents, handles 'problem gamers'

Jun 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Local casinos are practicing minimum responsible gaming standards set by regulators But compared to global practices the Philippines seems to be just catching up

RESPONSIBLE GAMING. About 220 gamblers in the Philippines turned to a to self-exclusion program, volunteering to be banned from casinos in an attempt to go cold turkey. Rappler file photo

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP s streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling

ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING. Fifteen young Chinese nationals were brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 28, 2017 after they were arrested for operating an illegal gambling website. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Alvarez to PCSO: Stop small town lottery or face Ombudsman complaint

Feb 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Alam nyo wag na tayong magbolahan Naghahanap lang kayo ng justification para sa jueteng Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells the chairperson of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office during a House probe

NO TO STL. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (middle) takes to House games and amusement panel chairperson Gus Tambunting (right) during the committee's probe into illegal gambling on February 13. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PEZA to Duterte: We're not engaged in online gaming

Dec 23, 2016 - 9:41 PM

PEZA chief Charito Plaza reacts to the President s allegation that the one who gets appointed to PEZA he gets about P300 billion selling the umbrella type of license

SOLE AUTHORITY. Only state-owned and -controlled Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has the authority to grant e-gaming franchises. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Duterte orders closure of 'all online gaming' firms

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED The President makes the statement 4 months after he indicated he was willing to give the online gaming industry a chance

President Duterte. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD