Gambling in the Philippines

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Gambling in the Philippines is generally restricted by government laws. Illegal forms of gambling include jueteng, masiao and last two.[1] Street games such as Bingo, Tong-its, and Pusoy Dos are also considered part of gambling.[citation needed]

There are no laws prohibiting online gambling in particular, therefore legal.[2] On his first cabinet meeting on June 30, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte wants to stop online gambling and revoke all licenses to regulators and operators in the future.[3]

The Philippine government owns Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, a gaming company. Charity sweepstakes and lotteries (including online Keno) are also managed by the government through the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.[4]

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  1. ^ Joselito Guianan Chan, Managing Partner, Chan Robles & Associates Law Firm (2004-04-02). "Philippine Laws, Statutes And Codes — Chan Robles Virtual Law Library". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  2. ^ "CA says internet gambling not punishable by PH law". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Duterte says online gambling must stop". ABS-CBN News. June 30, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office". Retrieved 2013-09-28.