Regions present expansion opportunities

The Philippines’ regional casinos may not get the same headline publicity as the bigger resorts in Manila, but the number of properties has been growing and their client base evolving as amenities and infrastructure improves. In the Clark Freeport Zone, the D’Heights Casino recently opened, becoming the sixth property in the area after Fortunegate, Widus Hotel & Casino, Royce Casino, Midori Casino and Mimosa Pagcor. In Cebu, developments are taking place at a slightly slower rate with two new casinos – the Emerald Bay from Udenna Corp and the Universal Hotels and Resorts – apparently under way after having been granted licences in January 2018, just before the institution of a government moratorium on new casinos.  Jose Angel Sueiro from PH Resorts – a part of the Udenna Group –  says there is great potential in regional casinos in the Philippines due to the positive demographics and a lack of other quality...

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