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The illicit side of online gaming in the Philippines

After a 2-month lockdown due to COVID-19 POGO's reopen in Manila.  Manila is the number one hotspot worldwide for online gaming nowadays. Almost 95% of customers are Chinese nationals. Philippine Law bans the service for citizens of countries where gambling is illegal but clearly this rule is ignored.

  • Over the past 3 years the Philippines has become the center for online gaming or POGO's = Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator.
  • Filipina croupiers with little clothes stand in front of a webcam dealing cards while nearby Chinese men are on their phones talking to potential clients back in China where gambling is illegal.

Estefanía Martínez

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