The Philippines is complaining about an invasion of Chinese workers who flooding the country to take advantage of job offers.
President Rodrigo Duterte has hinted that the Philippines might have lifted its declared pause on new casino projects, reported multiple local media outlets
Edgar Sia II made his fortune a decade ago feeding the Philippines’ appetite for chicken. Now he stands to make an even larger one feeding China’s appetite for gambling.
Online casino centers are under construction north and south of the Philippine capital to cash in on the booming gaming sector, the nation’s gaming regulator Andrea Domingo said in Manila.
The Philippines hosted from 12th July what was billed as Asia’s largest gathering of online gaming stakeholders, with Chinese expatriate workers increasingly under the spotlight.
Tessie, her husband and their adult son recently vacated their home of 37 years in a Manila suburb to make way for some unfamiliar tenants–20 Chinese nationals.
The expo was basically a 2 level showcase of largely Chinese language white label providers, the better-known names that we present were Playtech, SA Gaming and iSoftbet.
July 4 — A Malaysian man promised a job in a casino in the Philippines was allegedly cheated of RM13,000 and forced to work in an illegal online gambling centre by a Chinese national, Perak MCA Public Services and Complaints Bureau chief Low Guo Nan said.
Phil-Asian Gaming Expo（PAGE) is dedicated to building a trustworthy, fair and transparent platform, PAGE is a comprehensive event including trade show, launching, events. Through these activities we hope that PAGE can guide the industry to become a better, more self-confident and disciplined.
“Chinese nationals drive the largest share of gaming demand in Asia, especially VIP demand. Thus proximity to China and leveraging marketers (junkets) becomes important,” said the document, prepared by five JP Morgan analysts that cover variously the Singapore, Macau, Malaysia and Philippines consumer markets.