In the Philippines, and the giant resorts World Manila and Solaire Resort and Casino reportedly followed their adjacent site in Okada Manila, which was officially licensed to offer online games to domestic players.

According to a report by Inside Asian Gaming, authorizations under the Philippine Inland Gaming Operator (PIGO) Program were disclosed by the president and CEO of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCor) national regulator Andrea Domingo. The source said such licenses are intended to allow facilities to offer a wide variety of iGaming entertainment, including video slots and live dealer games, to Philippines lovers who signed up first.

A depressing dilemma:

PIGS an experiment that differs from the country's existing Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) system was reportedly introduced late last year as a way to allow land-based casino operators to earn money even if their premises are closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Government of the Philippines has closed all casinos in the Manila metropolis for the second time since March 29 to contain the spread of ail he was responsible for the deaths of over 17, 600 locals .

Initial intention:

While details about just what the properties intend to include in their upcoming online casinos, operator 993 - room Okada Manila , Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Incorporated subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Universal Entertainment Corporation , reportedly previously declared that he intended to start with " online table games and slot machines. "

Piecemeal premiere:

Domingo reportedly stated that PIGO licenses were initially issued on a limited basis because of its organization must settle them'. The regulator allegedly argued that the deliberate slowness of the authorizations would further assist in " non-proliferation and responsible gambling ”Which she claimed are two principles that will always be followed.

Receipt acknowledgments:

In addition to its regulatory responsibilities, PAGCor is reportedly also responsible for some 30, 900 slots alongside over 2, 000 gaming tables offered through the six Casino Filipino - branded premises and a chain of approximately 30 satellite properties deployed in the Philippines. The organization recently saw its total gross gaming revenue drop by 51st 4% in the first quarter, down from just over $ 172.37 million as the related net profit plummeted by around 80% to sit a bit above $ 3. 17 million .

The pressure of persuasion:

With this in mind, Domingo reportedly revealed that she began lobbying a militant president Rodrigo Duterte for permission to partial re-opening of land based casinos in the Manila metropolis as soon as the local coronavirus infection rate drops below current levels.