The Philippines is indeed a unique case amongst the restricted online gambling countries. While online gambling operations are legally inaccessible to private operators, the state-run operator PAGCOR is given carte blanche to provide online games.
PAGCOR delivers time and again
Increasing discontent among players in the Philippines about the rather limited online gambling variety currently available has finally struck a chord. Now PAGCOR has announced plans to roll out a series of new online gambling games with a brand new portal E-Games Online.
The newly completed site is the brainchild of PhilSeb Homeplay Inc - a Philippines-owned company. Indeed the state-run monopoly on online gaming is held by PAGCOR. Now it appears that PAGCOR is seeking to expand its product range to its legally admissible public.
Many online casinos, but not for locals
Pundits would be forgiven for assuming that players from the Philippines have access to many online casino sites. Indeed there are many sites but locals are prohibited by law from accessing them. Their purpose is only to serve foreign markets.
PhilWeb sports a large network of electronic gambling cafes across the Philippines. While Filipinos are allowed to access offshore online gaming sites, they are prevented from accessing local online gambling sites. The move by PAGCOR to host E-Games Online is a bold attempt to lure back domestic traffic.
Local appeal of E-Games Online
E-Games Online appeals to Filipino players because it accepts local credit cards and has offices located throughout the country where deposits can be made. But players are curious about foreign operators since there is a whole world of gaming variety beyond the borders of the Philippines.