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All-star cast gathers for a cause in Ryan Cayabyab tribute concert

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 'MaestroRy: A Tribute to Ryan Cayabyab' comes to the Theatre at Solaire on August 31

Smart Infinity celebrates crystal year anniversary with Solaire

Mar 21, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Check out some of the past year's highlights for the premium postpaid provider

What it's like to dine 150 feet in the sky

May 17, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Is the 'Dinner in the Sky' experience worth it?

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. The stunning view of the Manila Bay sunset or the evening cityscape of Manila becomes the backdrop of this unique event. All photos by Tedrick Yau/Rappler

3 Philippine hotels receive 2018 Forbes 5-Star award

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino are all 5-Star properties, according to the Forbes Travel Guide

Appreciate the wonders of winter at this exhibit

Feb 04, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Revel in the frost and sparkle of winter at this photography exhibit

This holiday season, treat your balikbayans to an indulgent, festive experience

Dec 22, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Got loved ones flying in for Christmas and New Year’s Day? Indulge them through staycations, meals, and holiday hampers exclusively available at Solaire Resort and Casino

FOR SOPHISTICATED PALATES: Special Holiday Menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas Lunch, and New Year’s Eve are available at the following Solaire restaurants: Finestra, Yakumi, Red Lantern, and Waterside. Sets start at P2,200 / person

A taste of authentic Italian steak in Manila

Dec 18, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Finestra, the first Italian steakhouse in Manila, is determined to show what Italian cooking and dining is all about

Razon sells 350 million shares in Solaire operator

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The chief of the casino operator says increased liquidity in the stock will be beneficial for investors and the company

CONFIDENT. 'I am very confident of the prospects for Bloomberry,' billionaire businessman Enrique Razon Jr. Photo courtesy of Forbes

All-time high gaming boosts Bloomberry's income 24-fold

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Solaire s consolidated gross gaming revenue GGR rises by 14 to P12 22 billion in the 2nd quarter of 2017 – the highest since it opened in March 2013

Soul Food Supreme: 'Sister Act' is the funkiest musical at Solaire

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Get ready to laugh Get ready to get down and jive Sister Act promises to add some much needed color to the palette of local theater fans who adore the Great White Way

SHOWSTOPPER. Dené Hill plays Deloris Van Cartier, a powerhouse disco diva wannabe with a dream of Donna Summer-esque glory. Photo by Erickson Dela Cruz

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Cast of ‘Sister Act’

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Tune in to catch a glimpse of the hit Broadway musical which is on a limited two week run at Solaire

Photo courtesy of Ovation Productions

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about the Philippine casino industry

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Despite challenges Pagcor Chairperson Andrea Domingo says the local gaming industry s total revenues in 2017 may still expand to P160 billion

GAMING. The billion peso casino industry is in the spotlight as attacks on a luxury resort-casino led to the death of at least 36 people.

Solaire reports booking cancellations after Resorts World attack

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:29 PM

It should normalize soon now that it s clear it is a robbery not a terrorist attack says Bloomberry Resorts Corporation chairman and CEO Enrique Razon Jr

BOOKING CANCELLATIONS. Enrique Razon Jr of Solaire says the incident puts the industry in an 'extremely sensitive' situation as casinos are in hospitality business. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Gambling addiction: How the Philippines prevents, handles 'problem gamers'

Jun 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Local casinos are practicing minimum responsible gaming standards set by regulators But compared to global practices the Philippines seems to be just catching up

RESPONSIBLE GAMING. About 220 gamblers in the Philippines turned to a to self-exclusion program, volunteering to be banned from casinos in an attempt to go cold turkey. Rappler file photo

Bloomberry's 2nd hotel, casino eyed for development in 2018

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:46 PM

The Razon led company had hoped to start developing its 1 56 hectare property within Vertis North in Quezon City this year but informal settlers are still occupying it

ANOTHER CASINO. The owner, operator of Solaire wants to build another hotel and casino in Quezon City in 2018. Rappler file photo

Solaire operator swings back to profitability in 2016

Mar 23, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation registers its highest gross gaming revenue in a year since opening in 2013

GOOD YEAR. The owner of Solaire Resort & Casino swings back to profitability, driven by record revenues from gaming and non-gaming businesses. Rappler file photo

Okada Manila set to open for Christmas preview

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Under the plan Okada Manila will have a two wing hotel with 993 rooms ranging from 55 square meters for deluxe rooms to 1 400 sqm villas

NEXT BIG THING? Tiger Entertainment unveils Kazuo Okada's US $2 billion investment in Manila dubbed to be the next grandiose entertainment complex in the region. Photo courtesy of Tiger Entertainment

Bloomberry's Jeju casino sale collapses

Dec 09, 2016 - 5:17 PM

We had a sale already done but it fell through Enrique Razon Jr says

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Bloomberry reports turnaround profit on gaming, non-gaming units

Nov 15, 2016 - 3:55 PM

The 3rd quarter of 2016 produces the best ever quarterly VIP volume mass table drop and EGM coin in for Solaire thus far

GOOD YEAR. The owner of Solaire Resort & Casino reports a turnaround profit, driven by record revenues from gaming and non-gaming businesses. File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Former partner of Bloomberry can claim 8.7% stake in Solaire

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The dispute stems from Bloomberry s move to terminate its 5 year management agreement with Las Vegas based company Global Gaming Philippines LLC

DISPUTE. Bloomberry chief Enrique Razon Jr (L) had terminated management agreement with Bill Weidner's (R) Global Gaming for 'material breach.' Photo of Razon by Franz Lopez/Rappler. Photo of Weidner by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Solaire operator returns to profit on strong gaming segments

Aug 11, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation posts a P1 33 billion net income in the second quarter of the year a complete reversal from its P787 million net loss in the same period a year ago

BACK TO BLACK. Bloomberry posts its best ever quarterly mass table drop and electronic gaming machines (EGM) coin-in for Solaire and coupled with a high VIP volume. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Bloomberry to sell Jeju casino property

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The purchase price is 102 29 million

File image of Incheon from Wikipedia

Razon plans to build hotel, casino in Quezon City

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The chief of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation says it will be similar to Solaire

2ND CASINO. Enrique Razon Jr says he plans turn the Quezon City land into a mixed-use development similar to Solaire

Presidential bets poll, Duterte’s apology, Queen Elizabeth | 6PM wRap

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:39 PM

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6 things we know about RCBC money-laundering scam

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Since the Anti Money Laundering Council started its probe into the heist on February 19 a lot has happened – from confessions to resignations

UNLEASHES. More leads surface as key witness Kim Wong faces the Senate, steering authorities to the location of the stolen money and two alleged main players in the money-laundering case. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

William Go files 2 more forgery complaints vs Deguito, Torres

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:06 PM

From all the evidence presented to the public the former RCBC Jupiter Makati branch officers are now caught in their web of lies William Go says

SIMULATED FORGERY. William So Go says the forgery simply shows that he 'did not open the peso and dollar accounts with RCBC Jupiter.' Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ejercito graft case, bank heist probe, Ebola | 6PM wRap

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Kim Wong, Wurtzbach on dating, Azkals vs N. Korea | 12PM wRap

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Casino junket operator gives new leads in Bangladesh bank heist

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:56 AM

More leads surface as key witness Kim Wong faces the Senate steering authorities to the location of the stolen money and two alleged main players in the money laundering case

DENIES. Kim Wong tells senators he does not know where the $81 million came from. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PhilRem, Kim Wong differ on missing $17-M Bangladesh Bank funds

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:09 PM

UPDATED Wong also vehemently denies any link to the money laundering scandal telling senators he does not know where the 81 million came from

KIM WONG. Appearing before the Senate, Kim Wong denies any links to money laundering operations. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2 more criminal complaints against Deguito, Torres to be filed 'very soon'

Mar 21, 2016 - 6:59 PM

The duo falsified the bank opening documents for the purported peso and dollar accounts of Go with RCBC Jupiter branch Ex S R owner William So Go s legal counsel says

MORE CHARGES. The Filipino-Chinese businessman will file more charges against the RCBC branch manager who linked him to the Bangladesh Bank fund heist

Deguito: William Go wanted 10% of $81-M dirty money

Mar 21, 2016 - 2:53 PM

But Go s lawyer Ramon Esguerra denies this saying the RCBC branch manager was the one who offered the businessman P10 million to participate in the scheme

PLOT THICKENS. So Go is among those who are being investigated for a cross-border electronic fraud and money-laundering scheme. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Include casinos, art in anti-money laundering law – SEC chief

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Teresita Herbosa who also co chairs the Anti Money Laundering Council says her office will now push for the inclusion of casinos in the coverage of the Anti Money Laundering Act

STRENGTHEN AMLA. 'We need to strengthen the law, Money laundering can only be stopped if everyone in the world cooperates," AMLC's Teresita Herbosa says. Rappler photo

RCBC branch manager not allowed to leave Philippines

Mar 12, 2016 - 10:42 AM

UPDATED Maia Santos Deguito was already aboard Philippine Airlines flight 432 when she was offloaded on orders of the immigration bureau an airport official says

HEATS UP. The probe on $100-million bank heist in downtown Manhattan heats up

RCBC chief offers to go on leave

Mar 11, 2016 - 5:28 PM

This is to give the bank a free hand in probing money laundering allegations involving a Makati branch and its branch manager says the lawyer of RCBC president and CEO Lorenzo Tan

ALLEGATIONS DENIED. Tan says his track record of 18 years in the local banking industry is unblemished. Photo from RCBC Website

Ex-S&R owner to sue RCBC manager over heist

Mar 11, 2016 - 3:33 PM

William Go clarifies that his signature that appeared on RCBC’s records was forged

LEGAL BATTLE CONTINUES. Go's legal counsel says his office is looking to sue RCBC and its Jupiter branch manager

RCBC, 3 casinos linked to $100M Bangladesh Bank fund heist

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:27 PM

RCBC president and CEO Lorenzo Tan denies allegations that the bank s top management knew of the alleged money laundering activities

TECHNICAL GLITCHES. RCBC says its automated teller machines are having some technical problems

Blue Man Group is coming to Manila

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The bald and blue trio is coming to Manila in September

Rick Astley on singing with Roderick Paulate, his thoughts on the music industry

Nov 30, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The singer is in Manila for a concert at The Theatre at Solaire

PXC partners with Solaire for 4-event deal in 2016

Nov 27, 2015 - 3:09 PM

The Guam based MMA promotion will host 4 shows at Solaire Resort which will include in venue betting stations and a premium VIP experience

HIGH STAKES FIGHTING. PXC will host 4 events at Solaire in 2016.

Razon bets on better PH gaming climate in 2016

Nov 04, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation narrows losses in the third quarter of 2015 on the back of improving Philippine operations

PH IS NOT MACAU. 'Our high rollers in the past two years did not come from China. They come mainly from Southeast Asia. They are still around…that will still continue,' Enrique Razon of Bloomberry says. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Resorts World Manila operator Q2 profits halve

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:31 PM

The Philippines pioneer mega casino reports that its net income fall 46 78 due to a slump in Chinese visitors and rising costs

RED. Travellers International Hotel Group, operator of Resorts World Manila, says net income for the April to June period fell 46.78% from a year earlier to P619.04 million as gaming revenues declined. File image from the Travellers International website

Solaire resort casino operator posts loss after betting on boom

Aug 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Bloomberry Resorts says costs soar from the expansion of its Manila operation and pioneering investments in South Korea

RED. Bloomberry, operator of Manila's Solaire casino, swings into the red with an after-tax net loss of P786.55 millio ($17.02 million) in the April to June period. Image from Solaire's website

Plenty to groove to in 'Saturday Night Fever'

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:19 AM

The show continues in Singapore and Malaysia in September

The Saturday Night Fever cast. Photo courtesy of ATEG and Ten Bridges Media Corp

Kazuo Okada, Tonyboy Cojuangco partner for casino project

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Tiger Resorts had to endure bumps on the road in its pursuit of the 2 billion Manila Bay Resorts Integrated Resort and Casino including a falling out with its previous local partner and PAGCOR s threat to suspend its gaming license

Tiger Resort's Manila Bay Casino Resort Project

Travellers net income up P1.7B; Bloomberry has P533M loss

May 18, 2015 - 12:56 AM

Both casino operators are attempting to rein in operating expenses due to expansions

Pacquiao fight: Filipinos put their money where their mouth is

May 02, 2015 - 9:33 AM

The flood of loyalty bets on Pacquiao has skewed the odds in local casinos ahead of the megafight with Mayweather

HIGHLIGHTS: A picture of the world-class Filipina

Apr 21, 2015 - 2:19 PM

Every dream is laced with challenges but often the biggest challenge is overcoming the limits you set for yourself See how real Filipinas rise above to become world class women

PH casino operator eyes South Korea expansion

Apr 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Bloomberry also plans to invest more than 1B which development of the tourism community starts by 2017

Record gaming revenues fuel Bloomberry turnaround

Mar 19, 2015 - 5:24 PM

The firm posts a P1 55 billion profit for the end of 2014 a turnaround from P2 489 billion in losses at the start of the year

MORE ROOMS. Solaire casino and resort is expanding to cater to a fast-growing gaming client base. File photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler