MANILA, Philippines – China wants the Philippines to halt all online gambling operations, after linking the industry to crimes such as money laundering, kidnapping, and extortion.
POGOs, as well as their workers, seem to be in a bind. Gambling is perfectly legal in the Philippines, but is being aggressively taken down by China. (READ: [ANALYSIS] Duterte and the POGO dilemma)
Will President Rodrigo Duterte heed Beijing's call to stop POGOs? How did the industry even prosper to the point that China had to issue a strongly worded statement?
Watch this video explainer. – Rappler.com