Jack Lam flees the Philippines to avoid being arrested for illegal online gambling operations

Jack Lam flees the Philippines to avoid being arrested for illegal online gambling operations

Authorities in the Philippines arrested over 1,000 Chinese nationals who were alleged to have been involved in illegal online gambling operations and violating their working visas. Local media reports stated that these Chinese nationals were working at the Fontana Leisure...
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More stringent anti-money laundering rules on the horizon for Philippine casinos

More stringent anti-money laundering rules on the horizon for Philippine casinos

In the Philippines, lawmakers reportedly look set to require the nation’s land-based casinos to observe more stringent anti-money laundering rules following last year’s alleged laundering of funds electronically stolen from account holders at Bangladesh Ba...
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PAGCOR confirms that 76 operators have applied for offshore gaming licenses

PAGCOR confirms that 76 operators have applied for offshore gaming licenses

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) announced in September that it would be awarding offshore gaming licenses to allow operators to offer online casino games and sports betting services in the country. The online casino application license had a....
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Jimei International distances itself from Director Jack Lam after Philippine authorities issue arrest warrant

Macau based and Hong Kong listed Jimei International Entertainment Group Limited released a statement to distance itself from its controlling shareholder and executive director Jack Lam after authorities in the Philippines issued an arrest warrant  based on b...
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Bloomberry Resorts Corporation interested in opening a casino in Japan

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation interested in opening a casino in Japan

Philippines casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation has reportedly revealed that it would be interested in opening a facility in Japan should proposed enabling legislation make it through the nation’s upper House Of Councillors legislative body. Accor...
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Philippines to deport over 1300 Chinese nationals detained in online gambling crackdown

Philippines to deport over 1300 Chinese nationals detained in online gambling crackdown

The Philippines continues its crackdown against some elements of the gambling industry in the country under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte. Authorities in the Philippines arrested over 1300 Chinese nationals last week who were allegedly involved ...
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PAGCOR orders Leisure Resorts to shut down 53 gaming outlets

PAGCOR orders Leisure Resorts to shut down 53 gaming outlets

Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) (LR.PS), is the latest casualty of Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte, as the gaming firm has been ordered by Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to close 53 of its 137 bingo and electronic.....
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Casinos in the Philippines will have to report all suspicious financial transactions if House Bill 14 is approved

Casinos in the Philippines will have to report all suspicious financial transactions if House Bill 14 is approved

The Philippines has continued to tighten financial regulations on the casino industry in an effort to stop money laundering activities in the country. Rep. Feliciano Belmonte Jr from Quezon City recently introduced House Bill 14 which is also known as...
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PCSO launches expanded Small Town Lottery in Philippines

PCSO launches expanded Small Town Lottery in Philippines

In an effort to eradicate illegal gambling in the Philippines, on Tuesday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) officially launched its expanded Small Town Lottery (STL), according to local sources. The war against the illegal numbers game ‘juete...
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Philippines casino operator calls for changes to Chinese visa policy

Philippines casino operator calls for changes to Chinese visa policy

The boss for Philippines casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation has reportedly suggested that his government should adopt a visa-on-arrival policy for visitors from mainland China instead of requiring such tourists to secure a permit in their place of ...
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Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino shut down after Pagcor revokes permits; Lam still at large

Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino shut down after Pagcor revokes permits; Lam still at large

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) agents in cooperation with Angeles City police and the regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Group carried out an order issued by President Duterte to shutter Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino after Pagcor ...
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