PAGCOR has announced that Solaire Resort and Casino and Resorts World Manila will now be allowed to offer online table games and slots.
The Philippines.- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has announced that two more IRs have been allowed to launch online gaming products.
The news comes after Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment‘s Okada Manila Resort became the first casino in Manila’s Entertainment City to be permitted by PAGCOR to offer online gambling.
Now Solaire Resort and Casino and Resorts World Manila have allowed to run online table games and slot machines.
The new licences will be regulated under a new system called PIGO (Philippine Inland Gaming Operator), which allows operators to offer gaming services to players within the country.
PAGCOR chairman Andrea Domingo said licences would remain with limits. She said: “Not just anyone can play because of non-proliferation and responsible gaming.”
Land-based casinos in Metro Manila will remain closed until at least May 14 under the city’s Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.
PAGCOR reported that gaming revenue fell by 51.4 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021. It has asked the government to allow the reopening of casinos when current restrictions are lowered to “general community quarantine”.