Rodrigo Duterte now targets online gambling cafes

Rodrigo Duterte now targets online gambling cafes

The Philippines new president aims at closing online gambling cafes as part of his crusade against on online gambling.

The Philippines.- The Philippines new president, Rodrigo Duterte, is going after gambling operators and all online gambling cafes.

When he entered the office as the 16th president he made it clear, that he would be going after the owners of online gambling sites who offered these services to Philipppine citizens. eGaming machines have expanded since Duterte has been in office, but the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) was ordered to stop with issuing new licenses as well as renewing for all online operators.

Last week, PAGCOR announced it would not cancel, but also not renew, technology provider PhilWeb’s license, which expires today. PhilWeb operates roughly 300 gaming cafes throughout the Philippines, but Duterte says the publicly traded company is an online gambling company.