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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is a 100 percent government-owned and controlled corporation under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

The Corporation was created during the Martial Law years by virtue of a Presidential Decree (PD1067-A) issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos in response to calls for the Philippine Government to put a stop to the growing proliferation of illegal casino operations in various parts of the country then. The law creating PAGCOR was later amended and consolidated under PD 1869 otherwise known as the PAGCOR Charter.

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PAGCOR donates school buildings, computers to Davao City

PAGCOR donates school buildings, computers to Davao City

Fri | 6.22.2018

BETTER education lies ahead for thousands of public school students in Davao City after receiving brand new school buildings and computer units from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) recently ...

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PAGCOR VP for Corporate Social Responsibility Group Jimmy Bondoc (2nd from right) and CF Davao Branch Manager Nestor Galgo (extreme right) ceremoniously turn over a computer set to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo also shows (from left) Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines Asuncion, City Administrator Atty. Zuleika Lopez and City Councilor Pilar Braga.

PAGCOR provides timely aid to fire victims in Manila and Muntinlupa

PAGCOR provides timely aid to fire victims in Manila and Muntinlupa

Thu | 6.14.2018

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) delivered swift aid to the residents of Barangay 741 in Malate, Manila and Barangay Poblacion in Muntinlupa City who were rendered homeless following the separate fire incidents that hit the two cities recently ...

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Vice President for PAGCOR's Corporate Social Responsibility Group Jimmy Bondoc inspects the relief packs to be given to the fire victims in Malate, Manila.


PAGCOR relief operations in Albay, Bicol

Tue | 2.6.2018

The restive volcanic activity of Mt. Mayon has affected thousands of families in the province of Albay. In this time of great need, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), lends a helping affected locals by providing simple comforts like rice meals, bags of goodies and other basic necessities. To date, PAGCOR has reached more than 7,000 individuals. As always, PAGCOR lives up to its mission to alleviate the plight of Filipinos especially those in dire situations. As the government's partner in nation-building, we will do our best to make sure that no Filipino is left behind.


Wednesday | 4.11.2018


Recently, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) granted a Provisional License to Boracay Philippines Resort and Leisure Corporation (BPRLC) to operate a casino in Boracay. Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) will be in charge of the development and operation of the resort and casino project.

PAGCOR, being a government entity under the Office of the President, abides by the laws and orders of the land. As regulator, it ensures that its licensees comply with pertinent laws, rules, regulations and ordinances promulgated by authorities relative to the establishment and operation of casinos.

On August 3, 2017, AB Leisure Global, Inc. (ABGI) formally applied for a license to operate a casino in Boracay. The Letter of Intent was received by PAGCOR together with a Certificate of No Objection from the local government of Malay, Aklan. A Deed of Assignment between ABGI and BPRLC was signed on January 9, 2018.

BPRLC's application was favorably considered since Boracay falls under the Greenfield zone category, which refers to an area within rural provinces, cities or municipalities with high potential for tourism development with no existing casino. The provisional gaming license granted to BPRLC was issued after it met all initial documentary requirements, including a Certificate of No Objection and a minimum investment commitment of not less than USD300 million.

The provisional license is only the start of a very long and tedious process of compliance that every integrated-resort operator must go through before they can be issued by PAGCOR a Notice to Commence Casino Operations and eventually, a regular casino gaming license.

Regardless of location, they are only allowed to allocate not more than 7.5 percent of the total gross floor area for gaming. Moreover, allowable gaming facilities are restricted based on the number of hotel rooms - four standard room keys are required for every gaming table while two standard rooms are required for every three electronic gaming machines.

In the case of BPRLC, they have yet to submit a proof of ownership or lease of the land wherein the casino-resort will be built, a detailed Project Implementation and Development Plan, an escrow account, performance assurance, surety bond, financial statement, documentary requirements, among others.

President Rodrigo Duterte imposed a moratorium on new casinos effective January 13, 2018, it has also stopped accepting and evaluating applications for integrated resort casinos.


Invitation to Bid


Wed | 4.4.2018

Invitation to buy in the negotiated sale of two (2) parcels of land located at the central business park I - islands B & C of The Bay City, Paranaque City under ITB No. BACD18-001 ...

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Fri | 8.25.2017

APECO does not have the authority to conduct/operate and regulate gaming operations outiside its territorial jurisdiction which is confined within the Aurora Special Economic Zone ...

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Wed | 8.9.2017


After carefully weighing the odds, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) proceeded with the opening of Casino Filipino (CF) Manila Bay as it was deemed advantageous to the Corporation and the government.

When the present Management took office in June 2016, the contract between PAGCOR and Vanderwood Management Corporation (Vanderwood) had been signed and sealed. However, some issues were raised by the Commission on Audit (COA) in its Notice of Disallowance (NOD) as to the payment of advance rental and deposit.


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The Rizal Park Hotel located at the Southdrive Road, T.M. Kalaw Extension in Ermita, Manila is home of the newly-opened Casino Filipino Manila Bay.


Wed | 7.19.2017

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) warns the public against unscrupulous individuals who are posing as PAGCOR employees to defraud unsuspecting victims.

Based on recent reports, several individuals used the name of the agency and swindled substantial amounts of cash and various products from their victims (which are mostly business establishments) who fell prey to fraudulent contracts.

Many of the victims deposited huge amounts of cash to the suspects' accounts. Meanwhile, some victims received fake PAGCOR-issued cheques in exchange for a promise of a huge contract or project from PAGCOR.

In the light of these events, please be advised that PAGCOR adheres to a legitimate procurement process through public bidding in compliance with Republic Act (RA) 9184, and as such, it does not engage in private or personal business transactions.

PAGCOR cautions the public to be wary of individuals who would offer to facilitate deals with the Corporation in exchange for cash. Likewise, we urge everyone to immediately report such fraudulent acts to the proper authorities.


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As of Mar. 31, 2018
(Posted: Apr. 30, 2018)

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As of Mar. 31, 2018
(Posted: Apr. 30, 2018)

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CY 2016
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