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Philippines – Galaxy on alert as Philippines lifts ban on new casino projects

In an unexpected move, PAGCOR, the Philippine’s gaming regulator, has confirmed it is lifting the moratorium introduced by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018 to ban new casino project, and that it will start looking at new applications for casinos, including any for holiday island Boracay. With the government keen to boost the economy following the…

Philippines – Transformation of New Coast Hotel Manila into a casino has been delayed

International Entertainment Corp (IEC) has confirmed that COVID is delaying a cooperation agreement with Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR that would see it transform an existing hotel in Manila into an Integrated Resort casino following the issuance of a provisional license from PAGCOR. The company said: “Due to the surge of the highly contagious Delta variant…

Philippines – PAGCOR manages to return to profit despite revenue falling

PAGCOR, the Philippines gaming regulator, was just about in profit again in June despite a 19.9 per cent drop in revenues in its second quarter, compared to last year, with 14.2 per cent fall quarter by quarter to Php14.78m (US$294m). Profit came in at Php79.1m (US$1.6m), down US$3m from the first quarter but up from…

Philippines – Philippines casinos see quarterly revenue rise before latest closures

Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR has said that the country’s licensed casinos saw revenues climb quarter to quarter by 17.5 per cent to Php23.2bn (US$400.8m) although first quarter results were still down 39.2 per cent compared to the same period last year. Casinos in Manila’s Entertainment City saw revenues increase to Php21.12bn (US$439m) in the first…

Philippines – PAGCOR suggests using double-width poker tables

Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR has suggested to operators that they use double-width poker tables to be able to seat more players. PAGCOR sent a memo to casino executives saying they would be allowed to join two poker tables together to help resume operations. The memo stated: “Poker Operators shall be allowed to refurbish, widen and/or…

Philippines – PAGCOR licences its Live Shots online offering to four casinos

PAGCOR, the state-run Philippine operator and regulator, will launch an online casino called Live Shots tailored for Filipino VIP gamblers, which will be licensed to land-based casinos. So far PAGCOR has approved the Live Shots license to be used by Solaire Resort and Casino, Okada Manila, City of Dreams and a land-based casino in Subic….

Philippines – PAGCOR to allow casinos in Entertainment City to offer online gambling

Solaire, City of Dreams Manila, and Okada Manila will be able to offer gambling online to help casinos in Manila’s Entertainment City survive the downturn in trade due to the coronavirus pandemic. PAGCOR’ President Alfredo Lim informed Bloomberg that it had approved applications from the three casinos to offer ‘betting through the internet.’ The Department…

Philippines – PAGCOR still in profit but revenues down 60 per cent in Q3

PAGCOR, the Philippines gaming regulator and casino operator, said it generated Php22.33bn (US$461.1m) during the first nine months of 2020, meaning COVID-19 wiped 60 per cent off the Php55.77bn (US$1.09bn) it generated from gaming last year. The company actually recorded a profit Php137.2m (US$2.8m) although that was a substantial reduction on the profit generated in…

Philippines – International Entertainment Corp. gets provisional casino licence from PAGCOR

Hong-Kong listed International Entertainment Corporation has moved one step closer to its aim of transforming an existing hotel in Manila into an Integrated Resort casino following the issuance of a provisional license from PAGCOR. The existing development is believed to be the New Coast Hotel Manila, located in the heart of Malate business district. Dr….