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Asian jurisdictions eye Philippines online gambling lead

Other Asian jurisdictions are closely watching the Philippines’ efforts to bridge the land-based and online gambling divide with a view to following suit, while Nepal is likely to have its first online operator live within two months.
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POGO tax bill reaches senate

A bill seeking to plug some of the gaps in Philippines’ tax regime covering Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) has reached the Senate plenary on Tuesday. 

About half of POGOs shuttered, hitting PAGCOR revenue

Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) Chair Andrea Domingo said about half of the country's online gaming operators have shuttered permanently, affecting as many...

Philippines warns against illegal POGO operators

The Philippines' government has once again warned about the operation of illegal Philippine Offshore Gambling Operators in the country, after reports of staff being hired by Chinese online gambling companies that are operating without a license.
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POGO sector seen as stabilizing

The outflow of online gambling operators from the Philippines is expected to slow, at least for the time being, following amendments to tax regulations and due to uncertainties in neighbouring jurisdictions.
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Online gambling outflow from Philippines seen as stabilizing

The outflow of online gambling operators from the Philippines is expected to slow, at least for the time being, following amendments to tax regulations and due to uncertainties in neighbouring jurisdictions.
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POGOs win tax battle, but maybe not the war

Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) have won a reprieve from a punishing franchise tax, which may stop the exodus from the country, but uncertainty over business conditions remains high, industry insiders say.
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Philippines confident of avoiding FATF gray list

The Philippines says it’s now confident that it will avoid being placed on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) gray list after the House of Representatives approved amendments to its anti money laundering bill.

Philippines amends AML laws to cover POGOs

The Philippine Congress has approved amendments to its Anti-Money Laundering legislation, which include bringing Philippine Offshore Gambling Operators (POGOs) and their service providers under the law. 

POGO-linked kidnapping cases almost double in 2020

The number of kidnapping cases involving Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) almost doubled last year to 17 during the Covid-19 pandemic. There were 10 cases filed, 23 victims rescued, 33 suspects arrests and two suspects killed.
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

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....
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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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.
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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.
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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.