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Angeles City shuts down Chinese-operated POGO firm

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:58 PM

City Hall closes a POGO company which had no business permit and was not paying business taxes

PAGE 2019 (the Phil-Asian Gaming Expo) at SMX Convention Center in Pasay on July 12-14, 2019. Photo by Rappler

China's expansion

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:33 PM

What the Philippines should watch out for

BIR lifts closure order on online gambling firm

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:20 PM

The first online gambling firm shut down by the Philippine government is up and running again after promising to settle P1.3 billion in unpaid taxes

Philippines 'can earn P300B yearly' if gaming industry privatized

Sep 25, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says P300 billion in annual revenues can be achieved 'with no effort' should the government privatize Pagcor and PCSO gaming operations

MORE REVENUES. Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez says that the government would earn more with privatizing the gaming sector. Photo by Angie de Silva

Ace Barbers warns POGOs make PH vulnerable to drugs, money laundering

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The chair of the House committee on dangerous drugs says the online gambling industry has the potential to 'revolutionize' the money laundering process

FRONT FOR DIRTY MONEY? A lawmaker cautions against the booming online gambling industry in the Philippines. File photo by Rappler

High risk, high return: House to probe online gambling boom

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

House ways and means committee chairman Joey Salceda says they are 'quietly studying' online gambling risks, adding that the industry already comprises nearly 1% of gross domestic product

Online gambling contributes P551 billion to Philippine economy yearly

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) now bring more cash to the local economy than business process outsourcing companies, says Leechiu Property Consultants

JACKPOT. A property consultancy firm says online gambling is contributing more cash now more than ever to the local economy. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler


Dominguez orders BIR to shut down tax-dodging POGOs

Sep 15, 2019 - 6:05 PM

'Those who don't pay or respond to your assessments, clamp them down,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

Duterte won't ban POGOs: 'We need it'

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is not heeding China's call to ban online gambling operations

ONLINE GAMBLING. The Philippine government wants to better collect taxes from POGOs. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

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


[ANALYSIS] Duterte and the POGO dilemma

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Beijing has asked that POGOs be closed, but their departure would in the near term adversely affect the bottom line of several of the Philippines' largest real estate firms. It's for President Duterte to save the sector.

China wants Philippines to ban online gambling

Aug 21, 2019 - 12:28 PM

China also wants to 'jointly tackle criminal activities including online gambling and cyber fraud,' saying it would help development relations between Manila and Beijing

BAN ONLINE GAMBLING. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang says China hopes the Philippine will move to ban all forms of online gambling. Photo from website of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

[OPINION] The real losers and winners of Chinese online gambling

Aug 17, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Driven by greed and ignorance, countless ordinary Chinese people, like moths flying toward fire, fall into online gambling and cannot extricate themselves

Villanueva says POGOs only 'kill' the local economy

Jul 31, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Senator Joel Villanueva says Filipino interests are only at a disadvantage with the growing Philippine online gambling operations industry in the country

REGULATE. Senator Joel Villanueva bats for the regulation of POGOs operating in the country. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nearly 400 Chinese detained in record Vietnam gambling bust

Jul 28, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Chinese and Taiwanese groups use Vietnam as a venue for online betting rings in recent years

Philippines, China 'not talking' about online gambling

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:25 PM

'We are not talking to the Chinese government about it. This is a matter of their citizens...who work here and are subject to our tax laws. That's all,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III


Online gambling: Good for whose business?

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:47 PM

China absolutely hates gambling, but the Philippines is fueling its citizens' addiction

A Chinese online gambling worker's plight in Manila

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Withheld passports, dubious recruiters, broken promises. This all sounds like a Filipino OFW's story, but it's someone else's.

Vietnam police bust $1-billion illegal online gambling ring

Apr 28, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Police say 22 people have been arrested in massive raids across Vietnam to combat online gambling

Finance department zeroes in on foreign online gambling workers

Mar 04, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says it is important to find out where foreign online gambling workers are located, given the 'national security implications' and their large presence here

Senators want crackdown vs illegal Chinese workers

Nov 26, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Senators Joel Villanueva and Grace Poe say government agencies are not doing enough to prevent foreigners from illegally working in the Philippines

Duterte wants to 'suppress' online gambling

Oct 25, 2018 - 2:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says gambling is a magnet for crimes like extortion and kidnapping

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez on the sidelines of the 2015-2017 Philippine Quality Award conferment ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on October 24, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Silent addiction: How Filipinos fall prey to the online gambling market

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Foreign online casino sites not regulated by Pagcor are easily accessible in the Philippines, leaving Filipinos at risk of gambling addiction

How China’s online gambling addiction is reshaping Manila

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:00 PM

There's more dim sum in the metro, but the Chinese have driven up rent for locals and brought in a gambling contagion

PH can earn big with Chinese call centers, says Sombero

Jan 14, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Wally Sombero, a self-proclaimed online gaming expert in the middle of a bribery scandal, says he wants President Rodrigo Duterte to understand the potential of Asia's growing online gaming industry

HOT SEAT. Wally Sombero arrives at the Senate on February 16 to attend a Senate probe. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP s streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling

ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING. Fifteen young Chinese nationals were brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 28, 2017 after they were arrested for operating an illegal gambling website. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Vietnam busts $13 million online gambling ring

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The gang is behind a betting website launched in 2015 and run by a firm in the Philippines The total amount of transactions from 2015 until now reached more than 13 million the report says citing police statistics

PEZA to Duterte: We're not engaged in online gaming

Dec 23, 2016 - 9:41 PM

PEZA chief Charito Plaza reacts to the President s allegation that the one who gets appointed to PEZA he gets about P300 billion selling the umbrella type of license

SOLE AUTHORITY. Only state-owned and -controlled Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has the authority to grant e-gaming franchises. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

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Dec 22, 2016 - 10:36 PM

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Duterte orders closure of 'all online gaming' firms

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED The President makes the statement 4 months after he indicated he was willing to give the online gaming industry a chance

President Duterte. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Stop Pagcor from issuing offshore licenses, SC asked

Dec 07, 2016 - 10:00 PM

A group questions a Pagcor rule that regulates offshore gaming

Abby Binay critics 'misinformed' on illegal gambling in Makati – lawyer

Nov 17, 2016 - 6:18 PM

To the anti corruption group that has filed a case with the Ombudsman against the Makati mayor city hall says over 90 business establishments have been closed down in the anti gambling campaign

UNDER FIRE. Makati City mayor Abigail Binay faces a graft complaint from the Anti-Trapo Movement that holds her responsible for the "proliferation" of illegal online gambling in Makati City. Rappler file photo