Philippines

News & Analysis

Philippine Online Boss Linked To Narcotics In New Report

A licensed foreign-facing online gambling operator in the Philippines is allegedly linked to the drug trade and is a business partner of an alleged former meth lab boss close to President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a consortium media report.

Personnel Moves - October 2021

Pontus Lindwall survives at Betsson, the Nevada Gaming Commission fills two panel slots and a Philippine gambling exec resigns to run for mayor.

News In Brief: October 18-October 22, 2021

The UK regulator is moving forward with a project to overhaul its prevalence surveys, uncertainty in California and more Maryland casinos get sports betting go ahead.

Personnel Moves - September 2021

The fledgling German regulator makes a pair of senior appointments, FanDuel selects its permanent CEO and yet more trouble at the top for Crown Resorts.

Research & Reports

Market Insight: Asia-Pacific Land-Based Gaming

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of eight land-based gaming markets in the Asia-Pacific region, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and macro developments including the impact of COVID-19 and the increasing reach and influence of China on the Asia-Pacific sector at large.

Q&A: Gambling Regulation in the Philippines

A moratorium was in place on the issuing of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator licences from August 2019 to the end of the year; however, there is no indication of any current restrictions on the issuing of licences. Multiple bills are before the Assembly regarding cockfighting, tax reform, casino entrance fees, racing reform and lotteries.

Philippines: Senate Urged to Pass AML Bill Before APG Deadline

Bill No. 1468, which includes designated casinos as covered persons under the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), was approved on its second reading with amendments on May 24, 2017. The inclusion of casinos is one of the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to avoid the potential blacklisting of the Philippines.

Senator Chiz Escudero announced on May 25, 2017 that the Senate should pass the amendments to the AMLA before the deadline given by the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) in September 2016.

Q&A: The Gambling Market in the Philippines

Although the Penal Code of the Philippines provides for a general prohibition on gambling, there have been several legislative exceptions to the prohibition, which include the various gambling activities operated by PAGCOR.

Data & Forecasts

Market Monitor: Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort Gaming

This quarterly report benchmarks drop/handle, revenue & win rates from VIP tables, mass tables & slot machines across integrated resorts in five Asia-Pacific jurisdictions. Quarterly gaming trends by operator and property are supplemented by segmental market share estimates for Macau and the Philippines.

Philippines - Quarterly Gaming Report - 2014Q1 to 2021Q3

Latest quarterly Philippines Gaming Report data from PAGCOR of the Philippines. The data released for the country contains the following information: Gross gaming revenue from casinos & electronic gaming sites and installed EGMs & gaming tables by property. There are approximately 1,165 data points in this document.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Report - 2005 to 2021Q3

Latest quarterly data from US-listed Melco Resorts & Entertainment. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Breakdown of revenues and expenses by sector, operating income, net revenues and adjusted EBITDA by business segment and hotel room and casino statistics by property. There are approximately 3,375 data points in this document.

Okada Manila (Philippines) Report - 2018Q1 to 2021Q3

Latest quarterly data from Tiger Resorts, Leisure and Entertainment, doing business as Okada Manila. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Gross gaming revenue, gaming volume, win rate & number of units by gaming category, hotel statistics and overall property visitation. There are approximately 340 data points in this document.

Market Monitor: International Gaming Machine Count

This report displays the most recent tallies of gaming machines, split between casino and non-casino units, across over 100 jurisdictions globally. Visual cross-jurisdictional comparisons of gaming machines by category and population-adjusted machine density are facilitated by an interactive dashboard.
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