Metro Manila poker rooms close again as community goes into a second lockdown

Live poker for the once budding poker hub in Asia has reached a complete downfall since the global health crisis broke out earlier in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, Metro Manila, Philippines was a popular pitstop for major poker brands having hosted several successful festivals year after year. Non-essential businesses which included the gaming sector […]

Manila, Brisbane: Live poker rooms begin to reopen in Asia-Pacific

Ending the year with some good news, the heavily affected Asia-Pacific region is slowly seeing a return of live poker games into the scene. While the past ten months has been definitely a rocky road for most, the recent reopening has the local poker communities filled with excitement as cash games become available once again. […]

Metro Manila’s Entertainment City casinos resume operations at 30% capacity

The Coronavirus pandemic has been a large looming problem for the Philippines since news of the situation broke out earlier this year. While neighboring countries such as Taiwan and Vietnam have successfully controlled the spread of infection, the reported third world country has continuously seen a rise in confirmed cases throughout recent months. Deemed now […]

PokerStars Live Asia parent company, IEC applies for PAGCOR casino license

It’s not a surprise that more investments in the Philippines’ gambling industry are coming in despite the current pandemic in the country. For recent years, gambling revenue in the Philippines has been continuously increasing with a recorded 20.8% year-on-year gain just last year. The thriving industry has had a steady stream of VIP players from […]

Rasid Paitao captures PPT Main Event victory at the Metro Card Club

Poker hasn’t come to a full halt in the Philippines. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation, players are still able to enjoy competitive poker. In mid-February, the World Poker Tour wrapped up a twelve-day series pulling in a decent 344 entries to the Main Event and paying out over US$ 445,000. To cap the month, the […]

COVID-19: J88PT Philippines postponed

Due to the ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a lot of travel restrictions and event cancellations are in place across different industries mainly in Asia. The prestigious Triton SHR Series Jeju that was scheduled for early February had been postponed until further notice and APL Da Nang (19th to 28th February) had been fully […]