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Who we are

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 says 188BET's return to the Philippines a huge vote of confidence

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PAGCOR says 188BET's return to the Philippines a huge vote of confidence

Fri | 2.23.2024 | 5:00 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today said that it welcomes the decision of online gaming giant 1888BET to move its operations from the Isle of Man back to the Philippines.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said 188BET’s return “is a huge vote of confidence for the country as a regulatory haven, and this is precisely what PAGCOR is working hard at.” ...

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PAGCOR photo contest draws 2K early registrants in 1st week

PAGCOR’s Photography Contest 2024 gives both seasoned and amateur photographers a chance to win huge cash prizes as they capture and immortalize the country’s colorful harvest season.

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PAGCOR photo contest draws 2K early registrants in 1st week

Wed | 2.21.2024 | 4:00 PM

THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today reported a robust response to its much-anticipated annual photography contest after close to 2,000 individuals registered to join in the first five days after the contest launch on February 15.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco said the state gaming firm’s official website (www.pagcor.ph) also logged an 85.49% increase in...

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12 People caught operating illegal online gaming site

Law enforcement authorities confiscate gadgets containing evidence of illegal online gaming activities during the search, seize and examine operations of computer data against the suspects behind the illegal online gaming platform https://www.tbb888.com.

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12 People caught operating illegal online gaming site

Fri | 2.16.2024 | 3:00 PM

Twelve people suspected of involvement in illegal online gaming operations were arrested today, February 16, in an exclusive Parañaque City subdivision after a month-long surveillance, according to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said the arrests were made by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and the Anti-Cybercrime Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP) together with the PAGCOR monitoring team.

“The raiders were armed with a warrant to search, seize and examine operations of computer data against the suspects who were caught red-handed while operating the illegal online gaming platform https://www.tbb888.com or the Big Bet,” Chairman Tengco said.

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Disinformation sa PAGCOR privatization plan nalantad

Nasa larawan ang perspective ng gagawing renovation sa CF Angeles. Malinaw na nakasaad dito na ang nagpapagawa nito ay hindi ang PAGCOR.

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Disinformation sa PAGCOR privatization plan nalantad

Wed | 2.14.2024 | 5:00 PM

MARIING binatikos ng Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) ang mga kumakalat na maling impormasyon hinggil sa planong pagsasapribado ng mga casino ng ahensya na nagdudulot ng demoralisasyon sa mga empleyado nito.

Partikular na pinuna ni PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco ang social media posting ng empleyadong si Gian Samson na nagsabing gagastos ang PAGCOR ng Php500 milyon upang ayusin ang Casino Filipino branch nito sa Angeles City.

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PAGCOR to appeal for old employee benefits under new pay scheme

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PAGCOR to appeal for old employee benefits under new pay scheme

Wed | 2.14.2024 | 3:30 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today said it will file a motion for reconsideration with the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) for the retention of employee benefits that were discontinued under the agency’s new salary scheme.

As a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) under the supervision and regulation of the GCG, PAGCOR received from GCG the Authority to Implement its new Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) last January 31.

In a memorandum to all employees today, February 14, PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said...

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PH E-gaming industry growth nearly doubles in 2023 - PAGCOR

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco discusses the phenomenal rise of online gaming activities in the Philippines during the ICE London 2024 Conference in London last February 6, 2024.

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PH E-gaming industry growth nearly doubles in 2023 - PAGCOR

Mon | 2.12.2024 | 5:00 PM

The Philippine Electronic Gaming sector had a banner year in 2023 with revenues nearly doubling year on year due to policy reforms, according to Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco.

Speaking during a panel interview at the ICE London 2024 Conference in London last February 6, Chairman Tengco said “there was a phenomenal rise of over 90% in online gaming activities in 2023 compared to the previous year.”

The E-Gaming sector – which includes e-games, e-bingo, specialty games and sports betting – contributed Php58.16 billion to the country’s gross gaming revenues (GGR) in 2023, or 92.32% higher than its earnings of Php30.24 billion the year before....

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PAGCOR photo contest returns with Harvest Time theme for 2024

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PAGCOR photo contest returns with "Harvest Time" theme for 2024

Thu | 2.8.2024 | 5:00 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is bringing back its popular photography competition this year with a new category and, more importantly, bigger prizes to lure more amateur and professional photographers into joining the competition.

With the theme “Harvest Time”, the PAGCOR Photography Contest 2024 aims to showcase the Filipino’s strength of character, patience and hard work in the fields which are often rewarded with bountiful harvest and more fulfilling lives.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said this year’s photo contest will feature a new category – drone – which has become very popular in photography because of its ability to capture breathtaking views from the air.

“As we promised last year during the awards ceremony for the 2023 PAGCOR Photo Contest, we also increased our cash prizes for this year’s winners in all categories,” Chairman Tengco said.

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PAGCOR ramps up aid distribution for victims of violence, disaster

A group of women survivors of World War II in Pampanga called “Malaya Lolas” enjoyed a post-Christmas treat from PAGCOR when the state gaming firm gave them 18 wheelchairs and Christmas gift baskets in Barangay Mapaniqui in Candaba town.

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PAGCOR ramps up aid distribution for victims of violence, disaster

Mon | 2.5.2024 | 12:30 PM

Staying true to its mandate of helping those who are in need, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) conducted a series of relief and aid missions for hundreds of individuals and families around the country recently.

On February 1, 2024, the state gaming firm distributed more than 400 food and non-food relief packs to hundreds of fire victims in Pandacan, Manila.

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PAGCOR 2023 REVENUES UP 35% TO PHP79.4 BILLION

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PAGCOR 2023 REVENUES UP 35% TO PHP79.4 BILLION

Fri | 2.2.2024 | 2:00 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) today said it booked Php79.37 billion in revenues in 2023, up 34.63% from last year’s Php58.96 billion, driven mainly by robust earnings from licensed casinos and the rising Electronic Games sector.

Gaming operations remain the main source of PAGCOR revenues with Php73.11 billion while other sources such as services, business income, gains and non-operating income contributed Php6.26 billion.

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PAGCOR gets green light to implement CPCS

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PAGCOR gets green light to implement CPCS

Tue | 1.30.2024 | 7:00 PM

After years of waiting, employees of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation should have their salaries aligned with other GOCCs after the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) committed to issue an Authority to Implement (ATI) for PAGCOR’s new Compensation and Position Classification System or CPCS.

PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said that the GCG...

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OUR EVENTS

Bulacan farmers get PHP10-M farm equipment grant from PAGCOR

MALOLOS, Bulacan – The agriculture sector in the province of Bulacan got a big boost early this week after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) released a Php10 million grant for the...

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PAGCOR donates commuter van to BJMP

PAGCOR donated a Toyota Hi-Ace Commuter Van to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to help transport Persons Deprived of Liberty or PDLs at the Kanlungan sa Piitan (KSP), a jail-based reformatory drug...

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PAGCOR continues its steadfast support to the government

PAGCOR continues its steadfast support to the government in promoting key health-related programs by donating eight boxes of assorted medicines to the Lone District of Malabon on September 5, 2023.

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MARIKINA CITY RECEIVES IMMEDIATE RELIEF AID FROM PAGCOR

PAGCOR quickly responded to the needs of flood-devastated cities of Negros Occidental on September 05, 2023
The cities of Bacolod and Bago have been placed under a state of ...

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MARIKINA CITY RECEIVES IMMEDIATE RELIEF AID FROM PAGCOR

Marikina City receives immediate relief aid from PAGCOR
PAGCOR immediately sent relief aid to the locals of Marikina City who are affected by days of incessant rains due to the Southwest Monsoon (habagat).

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PAGCOR SFC outreach program benefits learners in Pampanga, Bulacan

PAGCOR SFC outreach program benefits learners in Pampanga, Bulacan
A total of 2,000 schoolchildren in Pampanga and Bulacan received free school supplies on August 9 and 11, 2023 during the “Balik Eskwela”...

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PAGCOR sends additional relief to Mayon evacuees amid unrest

PAGCOR sends additional relief to Mayon evacuees amid unrest
PAGCOR continues to provide assistance to thousands of residents affected by Mayon Volcano earthquakes

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PAGCOR, Hann Foundation bring aid to Vigan

PAGCOR, Hann Foundation bring aid to Vigan
Heavy rains didn't stop PAGCOR and Hann Foundation, Inc. (HFI) from bringing the “Sagip Kababayan” relief operations to Vigan, Ilocos Sur ...

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Relief mission by PAGCOR, Hann Foundation reaches Masantol

Relief mission by PAGCOR, Hann Foundation reaches Masantol
On the second day of the relief mission for victims of Super Typhoon Egay, PAGCOR assisted Hann Foundation, Inc. (HFI) on Thursday, August 24 ...

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PAGCOR releases 1st tranche of aid to OVP

PAGCOR releases 1st tranche of aid to OVP
Beneficiaries of the relief mission in Naujan pose for a photo opportunity with PAGCOR representatives led by the agency’s Assistant VP ...

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PAGCOR, Hann Foundation spearhead Candaba relief operations

PAGCOR, Hann Foundation spearhead Candaba relief operations
PAGCOR on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, joined a humanitarian mission spearheaded by Hann Foundation, Inc. (HFI) to assist 500 families ...

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PUBLIC WARNING

PAGCOR warns vs fake online gaming sites

Tue | 9.12.2023

State gaming regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation today warned against the proliferation of websites using the PAGCOR logo without permission to mislead the public that their activities are connected with licensed offshore gaming in the Philippines. PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco said he is strongly advising the public to exercise caution when accessing such online gaming websites “because they may pose risks to your personal and financial information”. [Read more]


Public advisory on suspicious Offshore Gaming job offers

Sat | 6.17.2023

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), in coordination with concerned government agencies, has been continuously investigating reports of unscrupulous groups offering offshore gaming related employment opportunities to both local and foreign nationals using social media groups, dating apps, and messaging applications.
The job postings, usually looking for prospective Customer Service Representatives with experience in cryptocurrency trading, entice unsuspecting victims with high-paying jobs and numerous attractive benefits only to find themselves being used in scam activities.In line with this, PAGCOR warns the public to be vigilant and cautious of these job advertisements. Online Dating Services and Cryptocurrency Investments are not part of the authorized acts of its Offshore Gaming Licensees and Service Providers and any information on these unauthorized activities may be reported to the POGO Hotline No. 0927-8098610 or Contact Us.
PAGCOR advocates for responsible gaming only through legitimate online gaming operations. For the updated list of PAGCOR-authorized gaming entities and gaming websites/platforms, please refer to the Regulatory site or to the Accredited Service Providers.


Public Advisory on illegal online betting operations

Wed | 4.12.2023

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has been continuously receiving reports about the proliferation of illegal online betting operations and other related activities.
PAGCOR advises the public once again that participating in unauthorized gaming activities is punishable by law. Besides being an offense, such also exposes one to the dangers of being victimized by unscrupulous groups.
PAGCOR advocates for responsible gaming only through legitimate online gaming operations. For the updated list of PAGCOR-authorized gaming entities and gaming websites/platforms, please refer to the Regulatory site or to the Accredited Service Providers.


Public Advisory on dangers of casino financing

Mon | 2.20.2023

In light of recent events within the casino gaming industry, the public is hereby advised to exercise caution about the dangers of casino financing, especially the junket operations within the Philippines. Casino Financing is a colloquial term used to describe overly risky investment or trades. This type of investing is akin to gambling, where investors hope to hit the proverbial lottery with their investments. These investments often refer to large "bets" that are typically high risk, with an anticipated high potential reward outcome. However, as with betting at a casino, the investor could lose it all.
An example of a common scheme is that a scam operator and their agents will claim that a casino granted them VIP rooms or junket arrangements, and that they need to raise money to do casino financing for their VIP guests from any foreign country. Investors then place money, sign contracts of loan for a lock-in period of twelve (12) months or more, and get postdated checks. This is a kind of Ponzi scheme wherein the money of the new investors is used to pay off the investments of the earlier investors.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

PAGCOR GETS GREEN LIGHT TO IMPLEMENT CPCS

Wed | 1.30.2024

After years of waiting, employees of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation should have their salaries aligned with other GOCCs after the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) committed to issue an Authority to Implement (ATI) for PAGCOR’s new Compensation and Position Classification System or CPCS.
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PAGCOR Refutes Allegations of Plagiarism, Investigates Source of Fake News

Thu | 7.13.2023

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) decries the recent circulation of screenshots on social media maliciously accusing PAGCOR of plagiarizing the logo of a website called “Tripper”.
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PAGCOR's Press Statement regarding offshore gaming operations

Thu | 3.30.2023

On March 23, 2023, Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sherwin Gatchalian presented the chairman’s report which cited that the risks of allowing the continuous operations of offshore gaming operations
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Press statement on GLOBAL COMRCI Notice of Termination

Thu | 3.9.2023

After careful investigation and in accordance with R.A. No. 9184 otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Act”, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has issued a Notice to Terminate the Consultancy Contract with Global ComRCI
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Press statement on Pagcor's efforts to curb POGO-related crimes

Wed | 2.1.2023

On January 31, 2023, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation(PAGCOR) learned through a news report that Soleil Chartered Bank issued astatement denying the issuance of a
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Press Statement on POGO in response to issues raised during the January 23 senate hearing

Tue | 1.24.2023

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) would like to thank the Senate of the Philippines for the opportunity to clarify matters related to the country’s
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PAGCOR warns public against playing in illegal online gambling sites

Wed | 12.28.2022

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) reiterates its call to the public not to patronize or engage in illegal online gambling to avoid being scammed, falling prey to identity theft and credit card
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Press statement on illegal online gaming operations

Thu | 9.29.2022

In the light of the arrest of Chinese and other foreign nationals reportedly involved in illegal online gaming recently, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) would like to clarify that the
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WHAT WE REPORT

To enhance transparency and enforce accountability

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

As of Dec. 31, 2023
(Posted: Jan. 30, 2024)

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BUDGET PERFORMANCE

As of Dec. 31, 2023
(Posted: Jan. 30, 2024)

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ANNUAL REPORT

CY 2022
(Posted: Sep. 1, 2023)

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AUDITED FINANCIAL

2008 - 2020


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How We Work

To enhance transparency and enforce accountability

TRANSPARENCY SEAL

Transparency and Accountability in all government

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GOVERNANCE

The framework of rules, systems, practices and processes in the corporation

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PROCUREMENT

Transparency in the procurement process and in the implementation

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9001:2015

Meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction

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FOI

Operationalizing in the Executive Branch the People's right to the information

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DPA

PAGCOR is committed to comply with the Philippine Data Privacy Act of 2012

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