An online casino is illegally using the name of the Okada Manila casino resort to promote gambling activities, the operators says.
The Philippines.- The Okada Manila casino resort, a property operated in the Philippine capital by a unit of Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corp, has warned an online casino against unauthorised use of its name.
The company said: “It appears that certain persons and groups are promoting an online casino claiming to be operated by Okada Manila”.
“Please be advised that such claims are false. Okada Manila does not operate an online gaming facility or service at present. We urge the public not to patronise these unauthorised online gaming operations, which are illegal and punishable under the law.”
The company said it may take legal action against those infringing on its corporate identity by using its brands without authorisation. It is not the first time the company found itself having to issue a warning over unauthorised online use of its name.
In December, the Philippine casino regulator confirmed that three of Manila’s Entertainment City gaming resorts were among venues approved to offer online gaming to domestic players under new Philippine Inland Gaming Operator (PIGO) licences.
The three venues approved were Okada Manila, Bloomberry Resorts’ Solaire Resort and Casino, and City of Dreams Manila, operated by a unit of Asian operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment.