Responsible Gaming Code of Practice

Code of Practice

Code of Practice

Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1869 as amended by Republic Act No. 9487, PAGCOR operates, grants authority to operate and regulates gaming establishments in the Philippines.  In doing so, it promotes delivery of gaming services in a responsible manner.  This Code of Practice sets out rules and guidelines on Responsible Gaming for adoption by all PAGCOR-operated and licensed entities in authorized gaming establishments, in order to minimize potential harm to the individual players and the community, to prevent gambling addiction and to prohibit underage gambling.

Foreword

Gaming or Gambling is commonly used to refer to activities which involve wagering, odds and prize. While it is considered an enjoyable form of entertainment, gaming can have negative impact to the player and his family and community when done in excess.

PAGCOR, the Philippine government arm that regulates authorized gaming establishments around the country, expects gaming services provided by its Licensees to be delivered in a responsible manner. This Code of Practice sets out rules and guidelines on Responsible Gaming that will be adopted by all PAGCOR-operated and licensed entities in authorized gaming establishments, in order to minimize potential harm to the individual players and the community, to prevent gambling addiction and to prohibit underage gambling.

Though the principles are intended to apply to all gaming operators, the method of implementing this Code will vary according to the form of gaming. The Rules defined herein are based on present best global practices.They must be complied with as minimum standards. Manuals for different forms of gaming shall have specific implementing guidelines. As best global practice is constantly evolving and changing in the light of updates in research, technology and business practices, this Code of Practice and the different Manuals will be subject to regular review and evaluation.


 Responsible Gaming Code of Practice v 5.0