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Philippines House committee approves offshore iGaming tax

Offshore online gaming operators licensed in the Philippines may soon be liable to a 5 per cent gross revenue tax under a legislative proposal that [...]

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Philippines’ Department of Finance backs planned POGO tax

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has pledged his support to proposed legislation which would impose a 5 per cent franchise tax on revenue generated [...]

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Philippine Finance Secretary orders shut down of tax-dodging POGOS

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to shut down Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) that fail or [...]

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China lauds Cambodia and Philippines for iGaming crackdown

The Chinese government has welcomed moves by Cambodia and the Philippines to suspend online gaming licensing.

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PAGCOR reports rise in income despite fall in offshore gambling

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) earned gross income of PhP36,567m (approx. €623m) from the Philippine gaming industry in the first half of 2019, [...]

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PAGCOR suspends licensing of offshore gambling operators

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has suspended all new online gaming license applications in response to concerns about offshore gambling operators.

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China promises crackdown on Philippines offshore gambling

China plans to crackdown on citizens gambling with online operators in the Philippines, with the Ministry of Public Security targeting online payment processors for action.

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Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office resumes Lotto operations

The Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) will resume lottery draws Wednesday following its shutdown.

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Pacific Online slips to first half loss as Duterte lifts Lotto suspension

Manila-listed Pacific Online Systems Corporation, supplier to the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), has reported a 49 per cent fall in revenue to P558.8m (€9.8m) [...]

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President Duterte shuts down Philippines lottery and gaming operator PCSO

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has ordered the closure of national lottery operator the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

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PAGCOR on track to exceed 2019 income target

The state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) grew income in the first four months of this year by 11.44 per cent versus a year [...]

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PhilWeb signs e-bingo cooperation deal and sells 6.78% stake

Manila-listed gaming technology provider PhilWeb Corporation has signed a cooperation deal with Palmary Corporation to jointly develop their electronic bingo businesses in the Philippines.

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