Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the philippine has given an order to immediately terminate the country’s cockfighting contest licenses that related to events presented online.
A senior executive at the Resorts World Manila casino resort in the Philippine capital is “getting ready” to increase capacity “from 50 percent to 90 percent”.
Asia Gaming Brief, the organizer of regional gaming conference the ASEAN Gaming Summit, has confirmed the much-awaited return of its yearly conference on 21-23 March, 2022, at the Shangri-La at the Fort in Manila.
In guidelines published by the office of the presidential spokesperson late on Monday, the country’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has moved the capital region to a new general community quarantine setup.
Once an ardent critic of all gambling activities, having quashed new casino developments in Boracay and Manila, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte now considers gambling a necessary source of funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippines is barring entry to foreigners, and to any of its nationals currently abroad and who are not classified as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), from March 20 until April 19, amid a rise in Covid-19 infection cases in the country, according to the government’s own news outlet.
Online cockfighting appears to be on the fast track to legalization and regulation in the Philippines, but it was bound to have some push back.