Regulatory

POKER CLUBS

PAGCOR oversees the Philippine gaming industry through strict regulation of all persons, locations, practices and related activities. Other than land-based casinos, there are licensed gaming sites around the country offering Poker Games.


APPLICATION

Application for a gaming license to operate a Poker club follows a structured two (2)-part process after the fulfilment of a pre-application. All documentary and procedural requirements listed under Part I must be satisfied before an Applicant can proceed to Part II.


  • PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS
    The pre-application process involves the submission of a letter addressed to the PAGCOR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer expressing the company’s intent to operate a Poker club. This is followed by the setting of an exploratory meeting between the Table Games Department and the applicant.

  • PART I
    This part determines the suitability of the specific site presented for the operation of Poker club. The Applicant cannot proceed to Part II and/or secure Local Government Unit (LGU) document/s unless the Applicant has received confirmation from PAGCOR’s Table Games Department (TGD) on the acceptability of the site.

  • PART II
    If the proposed gaming site is found to be acceptable in terms of the site location requirements, the Applicant shall be advised to proceed to Part II through email.

REGULATORY MANUALS

  Gaming Site Regulatory Manual ver. 2.0 ( Poker Games)


AMENDMENT

  Notice to Operators and applicants on guidelines for Poker Games opertaions - 7.29.2019


APPLICATION KITS

  Application for Establishment of Gaming Site (Poker)