Casino Boom in the Philippines: Top Online CasinosPublished February 19, 2015
The Philippines is stating itself as a real player in the world of gambling, as land-based and online casinos are on the rise.
The Philippines has long been a top Asian destination for gambling. The intoxicatingly beautiful Southern East Asian islands in the South China Sea are undergoing a boom in the gambling industry across the board, including both land-based and online casinos.
With anti-corruption investigations still underway in China, gamblers from Asia's largest country have been forced to travel away from home in order to play at casinos. Chinese VIP players are not the Philippines biggest business, but it is the middle-class mass market gamblers that are behind the projected growth.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) has relied on a combination of local and foreign players from countries other than China until now. Of the 100 million Chinese tourists, only about 1% choose to go to the Philippines. “There’s a wider mix of nationalities coming here to play in our casinos. It’s not just the Chinese,” related Pagcor chair Cristino Naguiat.
New land-based facilities like the $1-billion City of Dreams casino resort are expected to receive a lot of interest from gambling-tourism, but there has long been an excellent online casino industry, including some big brands.
Top Online Casinos for Philippines Players
Online gambling has become quite popular amongst players in the Philippines. Numerous online casinos have realized that there is big business to be found in the country. Two of the leading online brands available in the Philippines are BETAT Casino and Platinum Play Casino. Both BETAT and Platinum Play are licensed, secure to play with and incredibly trustworthy.
BETAT features a whopping Welcome Bonus, which will get new players up to €300 in bonus money plus 100 Free Spins. That is a beauty-of-a-deal to start your winning campaign with, but the bonuses at Platinum Play are just as sweet.
At Platinum Play, new players get 1,500 in free bets and a 100% Match Bonus up to $200. An excellent way to explore the casino, this deal is very popular.