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Duterte calls for firing of officials in POGO-linked scam

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wants to ensure that officials who accepted bribes in return for preferential immigration treatment for Chinese nationals working in Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).
Manila

Manila to enter lockdown on Delta variant concern

The Metro Manila area will be placed under lockdown until at least August 20th to prevent the spread of the Delta variant, which was first detected on July 20th.

PAGCOR H1 gaming income down 20%, posts profit

The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) has announced a near 20 percent drop in income from gaming operations in H1 as the Covid pandemic forced the closure of properties.

Continent 8: Team up to prevent cyber attacks

The Philippines largest telco neutral data centre operator Beeinfotech PH, has entered into an agreement with global managed hosting, connectivity and security provider, Continent...

Manila lockdown preparations mulled due to Delta variant

Manila’s city government is preparing for a possible lockdown of the capital as the number of cases of Delta variant rises in the country.
Cagayan-SEZ

POGO tax bill held up by lobbying from SEZs

A bill that would establish the taxation base for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) is being held up in Congress due to lobbying from the country's Special Economic Zones, who are seeking to retain preferential tax treatment.
Okada Manila

Okada Manila offers free vaccines to staff

Okada Manila is offering free Covid vaccines to its team members and “qualified dependents”, aiming to complete its vaccination rollout by the fourth quarter.
Online gambling offices

POGO tax bill set to be adopted, places 5% rate on GGR

The House of Representatives in the Philippines is reportedly going to adopt the new bill clarifying the tax liabilities of Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators, or POGOs.
Philippines

Philippines to change rules for vaccinated travellers

Starting from July 26th, fully vaccinated travellers to the Philippines arriving from nations on the ‘green list’ will only be required to undergone a seven-day facility-based quarantine.
Interblock

Interblock gets orders for 123 play stations in the Philippines

Interblock said it has received orders for 123 play stations in the Philippines from three casinos, including the soon to open Nustar Resort & Casino on Cebu. 
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2022

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
life after pogos

Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.

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G2E Asia 2021

AGBriefings, June, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas

Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.