Duterte Executive Order Intensifies War on Gambling

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is signalling an intensification of his war on gambling after issuing an executive order that clarifies the roles of various gaming license authorities. The decidedly unsexy Executive Order No. 13, which Duterte signed on February 2, chopped through the country's alphabet soup of regulatory agencies by stating that all regulatory agencies…

Philippines Gambling Udate: PAGCOR Flexes its Muscles, Lam Still on the Lamb

Philippine gaming authorities are flexing their muscle and Asian gambling magnate Jack Lam is still on the lam; those are the latest headlines from the embattled Philippine gaming market. PAGCOR Makes a Stand The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has a message for the Philippine gambling industry: We regulate your operations, whether your players…

Philippine Gaming Regulators Whistle Different Tune for Foreign Operators

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is opening its doors to foreign operators. This stunning move comes just weeks after PAGCOR, acting at the behest of Philippines President Rorigo Duterte, is actively working to shut down their domestic-facing gaming industry. According to a report from Reuters, PAGCOR is now offering online gaming licenses to…