Live Online Dealers Coming to Philippines

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. has agreed to allow the country’s iGaming operators to offer live-dealer table games. A one-year permit cost PHP1 million (US$19,220) and must be renewed yearly.

Philippines-based iGaming operators may soon apply to offer live-dealer online casino games.

The state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. announced that one-year, renewable permits will cost PHP1 million (US$19,220) per term. A PHP250,000 (US$4,792) accreditation fee also must be renewed annually at the same cost.

The content/streaming provider must be certified by a gaming laboratory that its product is blocked from any Philippine IP addresses other than those accredited by PAGCOR, reported Asia Gaming Brief.

PAGCOR Chairwoman Andrea Domingo said the regulator expects to double the revenue it receives from online gaming licenses once a new audit platform is established.

Philippine residents play online games at hundreds of internet cafes in the country. reports that online operators must ensure that their live-dealer games cannot be accessed by Philippine residents outside the cafes or be made available to holders of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator licensees.

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