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Pagcor closing down Airport Casino

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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) is set to close down Airport Casino Filipino, one of the biggest casinos it operates, because it has started to incur losses.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

PNP: Drug deals done inside casinos

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) said drug deals are now being held inside casinos where money laundering is done.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Another casino planned in Boracay amid opposition from Church

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A gaming firm is planning to put up a poker facility and club on Boracay Island despite opposition from Church and other groups against gambling on the island-resort.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Chinese man held at Resorts World for guns, grenades

A Chinese man carrying several firearms and explosives in his vehicle was arrested early Thursday morning at the VIP parking area of Resorts World Manila, a casino and entertainment complex in Pasay City.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

35,000 new jobs expected in Parañaque

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Job fair in SM City Davao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Parañaque government sees brighter employment prospects in the city in the following year, with a casino resort and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies expected to open in the next 12 months.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Video of LTO chief at slot machine last straw for Aquino

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LTO chief Virginia Torres in a YouTube video. YOUTUBE GRAB

That 36-second YouTube video did her in.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Solons’ Clark casino owes P100M, is closed

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The state-owned Clark Development Corp. (CDC) has given a gaming firm, whose registration papers showed its stockholders included two lawmakers, until Oct. 17 to pay more than P100 million in casino gross revenue share dating back to October 2009.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOTC to probe into video showing LTO chief in casino

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DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Transportation and Communications is to investigate a video posted on YouTube showing a person resembling Land Transportation Office chief Virginia Torres gambling at a casino.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Casinos get a pass in laundering law

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Casinos were given a free pass as Congress Wednesday passed a tougher law against money-laundering but protected the government’s bid to chase mega-dollars in Asia’s gaming boom.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Venetian Macau sues 2 gamblers over $4.5M in debts

In this Dec. 18, 2007 file photo, visitors queue up for entry of the new MGM Grand Macau casino resort after the opening ceremony in Macau. The Chinese arm of U.S. casino company MGM Resorts International won official approval for its new casino-resort in the world’s most lucrative gambling market, Macau. Notice of MGM China’s plan to build a US$2.5 billion resort in the Cotai district was published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in Macau’s official government gazette. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s flagship Macau casino is suing two mainland Chinese high-rollers over gambling debts worth millions.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palace threatens to cancel casino project

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The license issued to Universal Entertainment Corp. of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada to operate a casino on reclaimed land on Manila Bay would be canceled if found to have been obtained through bribery, Malacañang said Monday.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pagcor worker says theft of casino was solo act

THE security officer who surrendered nearly a month after he stole P2.8 million from a casino vault of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) in Mandaue City insisted he was alone in committing the theft.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Casino security officer who stole P2.8 M surrenders to police in Capiz

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An internal security officer of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. in Cebu City who took P2.8 million from the Casino Filipino in Mandaue City last month has surrendered to the police in the town of Panay in Capiz, police said Friday.

Posted: August 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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