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Requested from PAGCOR by S. MONTINOLA at 12:28 PM on
Apr 19, 2023.
Purpose: For business preparation and startup to apply for PIGO License.
Date of Coverage: 04/19/2023 - 04/19/2023
Tracking no: #PAGCOR-520468824270
Dear Mr. Tismo, Your statements are not true unless you are new to Pagcor. For your information as follows: PAGCOR grants City of Dreams and Okada Manila PIGO licence Posted: Dec 14, 2020 10:51 Philippines state-controlled Entertainment City integrated resort operators have launched online casinos as the country continues to battle a raging COVID-19 pandemic which has reignited the region, cutting off travel and tourism to PAGCOR’s retail gaming and entertainment venues. In this context, PAGCOR, the country’s gaming regulator, has decided to greenlight an extraordinary measure that allows the operators to run as online gaming casinos, ushering in a trend that the government long pushed back against, especially in the POGOs sector. Now, though, it’s all legal, says PAGCOR chair and CEO Andrea Domingo, who announced the news quoted by PhilStar, a local media outlet. Based on media reporting, the three operators to launch iCasino products include Resorts World Manila, Okada Manila, and Solaire Resort & Casino. The Philippines began issuing Philippines Inland Gaming Operator (PIGO) licenses in late 2020 to help the industry, which had been thrown into crisis by the widespread closures of casinos and e-cafes due to Covid lockdowns. The concept allows the country’s integrated resorts and e-cafes to allow registered players to play remotely and is the first attempt of its kind in Asia to regulate online gaming for locals. The Philippines already hosts an online gaming community through its Philippines Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) licenses, which can be based in the country, but can only offer their services offshore. Just so you know?
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