The total is a 15 per cent increase compared to the number of people PAGCOR excluded in 2020.
The Philippines.- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) excluded a total of 206 people from gaming establishments in the country in 2021. That’s a 15 per cent increase from the previous year.
Of the 206 exclusions, 94 were self-exclusion requests by individuals, 112 were at the request of family members, and 9 were from casino licensees.
PAGCOR’s Player Exclusion Program was implemented so that patrons who believed that relatives or themselves had a problem with gambling could be excluded from all gaming establishments or gambling websites. The regulator provides a computerised database of people who are restricted from playing at gaming venues operated and regulated by PAGCOR.
PAGCOR has recently earned an “excellent” rating in its 2020 Corporate Governance Scorecard (CGS) assessment from the Governance Commission for Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations (GCG).
In its Scorecard Validation report, GCG stated, “PAGCOR has clear and strong lines of communication that allow the agency to respond quickly and efficiently to customer requirements and public needs to ensure consistent quality service.”
The CGS assessment is implemented for all government-owned and controlled companies (GOCCs). It is described as a “quantitatively-driven evaluation tool extracted from existing globally accepted standards and practices.”