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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


CA orders Pagcor to grant license for Waterfront casino

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The Court of Appeals upholds a previous ruling of a Manila court, saying that Waterfront submitted all requirements and Pagcor must act on its application

Photo from Waterfront Philippines' website

De Lima seeks probe into rise of casinos in PH

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Senator Leila de Lima says the rise of the gaming industry may make the country 'susceptible to money laundering, fraud, and other illegal activities'

PH travel, tourism sectors girding for planned Boracay shutdown

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Airlines and hotels will take a hit, if the government pushes through with its planned temporary closure of Boracay. But some developers say it won't delay the construction of major commercial developments in the island.

Aerial view of Boracay image from ShutterStock

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

DOF unit proposes 1,400% increase in casino entrance fee

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The National Tax Research Center says this increase would discourage low-income earners from gambling and would also lead to higher revenue collection for infrastructure projects

HIGH ENTRANCE FEES. Tourist and casino players arrive at the grand opening of the City of Dreams mega-casino in Manila on February 2, 2015. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Resorts World Manila sees recovery, fast-tracks expansion

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Foot traffic at the Resorts World Manila complex is almost back up to pre-attack levels, while an expansion of its casino area is eyed for completion by December

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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VICTIMS. Certain elements appear in the circumstances surrounding incidents of extrajudicial killings in the Philippine drug war. All photos by Alejandro Edoria

Philippines arrests 44 foreigners for kidnapping Singaporean

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:56 PM

The group was believed to be behind the series of kidnapping incidents against foreign nationals who are high roller casino players in recent months

SYNDICATE. Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa presents to media on Thursday, July 20, 2017, the 42 Chinese and 2 Malaysian nationals suspected to be behind kidnap-for-ransom and loan shark operations preying on casino patrons. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Resorts World Manila loses P7-B market value a week since attack

Jun 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The declining stock price of RWM makes even more evident the company s struggling performance over the last few years due to increasingly tough competition in the casino market

Resorts World Manila facade 2 days after the attack. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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.

Are you familiar with the casino chips system?

Jun 07, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Global anti money laundering body Financial Action Task Force warns that dead chips are often the instrument of choice of criminals as these are difficult to detect in cross border movements

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

Gambling addiction responsibility of individuals, families – Pagcor

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The state can only do so much says Pagcor boss Andrea Domingo in the wake of the Resorts World Manila attack

GAMBLING NEEDED. PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo defends the gaming industry saying that it contributes much to the Philippine economy. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Palace suspects negligence by Resorts World Manila

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella also denies a claim by ISIS that the terror group was behind the deadly Resorts World Manila attack

FIRST AID. Guests of Resorts World wait for first aid treatment inside the nearby Remington Hotel in Pasay City on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about Resorts World Manila

Jun 03, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Shooting and fire broke out in Resorts World Manila past midnight of June 2 Here s what you need to know about the place

ATTACK. Shooting and fire break out at Resorts World Manila past midnight of June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Officials contradict each other on Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:10 AM

UPDATED Was it a terror attack or not? Did the gunman kill himself or did police shoot him to death? Questions hound the deadly attack at a Manila casino

POLICE CHIEF. PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa arrives at Resorts World Manila after a lone gunman opened fire and burned part of the posh casino on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Casino stocks plunge after Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 PM

This is one of the reasons the main Philippine Stock Exchange index closed in the red on Friday June 2

SAD DAY. 'At approximately 12 midnight on June 2, 2017, a lone gunman barged into Resorts World Manila firing shots and setting gaming tables on fire,' Stephen Reilly, Resorts World Manila COO, says. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PH tourism braces for impact of Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 6:13 PM

The Philippine Travel Agencies Association says the incident resort will definitely impact the country s tourism industry Airlines report another round of delayed cancelled flights

CASINO ATTACK. Past midnight, Friday, June 2, an 'emotionally disturbed' man fired gunshots and set ablaze gaming tables at the casino floor of the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, says the National Capitol Region Police Office (NCRPO). Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pampanga lawmaker's wife among victims of Resorts World attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa confirms Elizabeth Panlilio Gonzales wife of Pampanga Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr is among the victims Police are still locating her sister Consolacion Mijares

IN GRIEF. Relatives of victims of the attack at the Resorts World Hotel in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Police: Resorts World Manila shooting not act of terrorism

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:08 PM

UPDATED Police also admit they have some doubts on robbery as a possible motive for the attack

SHOOTING INCIDENT. Police respond to a shooting incident at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. Photo by Ezra Arcayan/Rappler

TIMELINE: Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:58 PM

4th UPDATE Here s what we know about the attack of an alleged lone wolf at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on Friday June 2

RESORTS WORLD SHOOTING. Additional forces from the different PNP districts, PNP-SAFs and a contingent from the Philippine Army arrived to enforce the lockdown of Resorts World Manila on June 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

US, UK, Australia warn nationals after Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:24 AM

We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall the Australian embassy says

SHOOTING INCIDENT. The Resorts World Manila attack on June 2, 2017, prompts foreign embassies to warn their nationals to exercise caution. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kazuo Okada eyes resorts, golf courses in the Philippines

Jul 20, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Japanese billionaire whose 44 hectare integrated resort and casino Okada Manila is opening this year wants to pursue more projects in the Philippines

MAKING AN IMPRESSION. A rendering of Tiger Resort's planned casino, with a dancing fountain as centerpiece. It is set to open in this year. Image courtesy of Tigers Resorts

P135-million zoo, theme park to rise in Pampanga

Sep 01, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The 20 hectare development is seen to employ about 140 workers in the next 5 years Clark Development Corporation says

NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION. The P135-million ($2.89-million) project will include provision of haven for wildlife animals and establishment of a theme park

Minority investors turn down Melco buy-out bid

Feb 22, 2013 - 3:26 PM

The offer price is lower than the current trading price of Manchester the backdoor listing vehicle of Melco Crown

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