The Philippines is a nation of thousands of islands spread over a huge area, so although Filipinos have been legally allowed to gamble in state-owned land-based casinos for decades, this is not always a convenient pastime. It becomes even more inconvenient when one considers that 20 of the Philippines’ 23 land-based casinos are located in or around Manila, leaving the majority of the nation’s ardent gamers out in the cold. Happily, they now have access to real casino games online to soothe their frustration.
The Philippines’ state-owned gaming authority, PAGCOR, doesn’t license or operate any online casinos. The only local authority in the Philippines with the power to regulate its own gambling, the northern Cayagan Special Economic Zone and Freeport, does license a number of online casinos, but Philippine gamblers cannot play there; they only accept players from other countries. Luckily, the Philippines as yet has no law forbidding online gambling, so enthusiastic fans can easily play real casino games online at sites registered in foreign jurisdictions. Continue reading “Real Casino Games Online for Philippine Players”