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EXPLAINER: How online casinos hit the jackpot in the Philippines

Aug 27, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Rappler breaks down how online gambling flourished in Manila and why it could be the latest test of the relationship between the Philippines and China


[OPINION] Solving our 'unli' rice crisis

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:30 PM

If only half of the energy and focus given to the drug war were given to agriculture and rice production, we would already be better off

Duterte: No more new casinos

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:21 PM

'I hate gambling,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 117th anniversary of the Office of the Solicitor General at Le Pavillon in Metropolitan Park, Pasay City on July 3, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Leisure & Resorts World Corp buys land for Boracay resort-casino

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Leisure & Resorts World Corporation and its Chinese partner Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited plan to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino on a 23-hectare land in Boracay

PLANNED CLOSURE. With the looming closure of Boracay Island for a year, tourism officials expect a sharp drop in arrivals at the Kalibo International Airport. File photo by Choi2451/Wikimedia.org

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

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

Pagcor imposes 5-year moratorium on new Metro Manila casinos

Mar 21, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The gaming regulator makes the decision in response to a position letter from investors seeking breathing space for the market to mature

LATEST ADDITION. Okada Manila, the $2-billion integrated resort casino of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada, is the latest addition to the growing number of casinos in Metro Manila. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

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

Pagcor tax issue to be resolved soon - Razon

Jun 24, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Razon says discussions with the tax bureau over its move to slap Pagcor and licensees with income tax is ongoing

TAX RESOLUTION. Bloomberry's chair Enrique Razon says they are optimistic the tax issue involving Pagcor and the tax bureau will be resolved soon. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Melco Crown goes backdoor to list in PH

Dec 10, 2012 - 2:49 PM

Melco Crown Entertainment a casino venture between billionaire James Packer and a son of gambling tycoon Stanley Ho announced that its Philippine units will acquire a shell company about to delist from the local exchange

CASINO PROJECT. This is an artist's rendition of the Belle Grande Manila Bay that will house a large casino, two L-shaped hotel towers and 4 condotel towers. Photo from 2011 Belle Corp. Annual Report

Makabayan endorses 5 senatorial bets

Nov 08, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Makabayan endorses 5 guest senatorial candidates to reinforce its standard bearer Teddy Casiño

ALLIANCE. (From left to right) Makabayan President Satur Ocampo, MTRCB Chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Sen Chiz Escudero, Bayan Muna Rep Teddy Casiño, Sen Loren Legarda, Former Las Piñas Rep Cynthia Villar, Gwen Pimentel (representing brother Koko Pimentel), and Makabayan Co-Chair Liza Maza. Photo by Angela Casauay