PAGCOR chair Andrea Domingo is going to present the opening Keynote for the inaugural G2E Asia @ the Philippines, to be held at Marriott Manila on December 3–4, 2019.
Organisers of G2E Asia revealed that Andrea Domingo would speak at 10 am on December 3, with other speakers including Resorts World Manila’s Chief Gaming Operations Officer Hakan Datas and Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s SVP and Chief Information Officer, Avery Palos.
G2E Asia @ the Philippines is the newest addition to the G2E Asia series of events, held annually in Macau each year since 2007. Focused on the development of emerging ASEAN markets and comprising an exhibition, educational conference, summit and various networking opportunities, G2E Asia @ the Philippines is being held in cooperation with PAGCOR, addressing the land-based and online gaming operators across Asia.
Finally, Andrea Domingo addressed the idea of concentrating POGOs into hubs, an idea that came from the potential of spies in the industry spreading throughout the country and near government offices:
“It would be actually, beneficial for the workers because we would be maintaining our offices there 24/7. It would prevent crimes perpetrated against them. Also we’re planning to have orientation courses about the Philippine culture and maybe train them to have basic English language skills so that if anybody ask them, they can answer.”
Commenting on the recent crackdown of Cambodia on their online gambling industry, she also noted that the Philippines need to maintain its tough regulation to prevent a flood of illicit activity from operators that may have been operating there.
“We just want to stand on our own, transparent, clean, and fair play, so we will not benefit from it in terms of having more operators.”
Although Domingo is for the idea generally, she noted it has to be done right, and in a way where workers aren’t mistreated or left to start new problems:
“There could be a lot of intrigues. They work together, they live together and etc. So we’re looking into that also. But so far we only have two POGO hubs, and the thing is, we really want to inspect their living conditions so that we know they are at par, and that they may find living situations.”