The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. said Friday there were no Chinese firms in Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations or POGOs.
Victor Padilla, senior manager of PAGCOR’s policy and offshore gaming licensing division, was replying to questions when asked how PAGCOR ensured that Chinese firms in the POGOs were following Philippines laws and paying the proper taxes.
“These are not Chinese corporations. These are offshore companies with local companies in the Philippines,” Padilla said, addressing the question why the Philippines was a safe haven for POGO when gambling is even prohibited in China.
Although most players are Chinese, Padilla said POGOs did not necessarily cater to the Chinese market alone.
“We are sure that a lot of players are Chinese because we all know that there are a lot of Chinese people all over the world and their culture is they like gambling,” Padilla said.
“But it does not automatically mean that they are all from China. Players are mostly Chinese, but we are not sure if in fact they are all from China,” he added.
Based on PAGCOR records, there are 58 accredited POGO businesses accredited by PAGCOR.
AG Interpacific Resources Limited
Cosmic Ace Holdings Ltd.
Defun Global Investments Ltd.
Don Tencess Asian Services Solution Inc.
Dynamic System Limited
Far Eastern Capital Limited
Fortuneport Enterprises Limited
Four Leaf Technology Inc.
Full Strength Trasing Limited
Genx Sports International Limited
Golden Dragon Empire Ltd.
High Zone Capital Investment Group Limited
Imperial Choice Limited
Inner Strong Limited
King Rich International Group Limited
Kingwell International Group Limited
Kirschner Games International Inc.
Leading Reward Limited
Marco Polo Enterprises Limited
MG Universal Link Limited
Micro Info Systems Ltd.
Most Success International Group Limited
New Wave Infotech Limited
Newlink Pacific Limited
OG Global Access Limited
Oriental Game Limited
Prestige IOM Limited
Pride Fortune Limited
PT Transpacific Company Limited
Riesling Capital Limited
SA Dreamtech Group International Inc.
Saint Wealth Ltd.
SC World Development Group Limited
Shaw Global Leisure Ltd.
Smarc Group International Limited
Smile World Global Limited
Sohu Expert Int’l Management Solution Inc.
Swanston Asia Inc.
Synchronization Anywhere For You Inc.
Tech Innovation Management Limited
Vertex Digital Entertainment Technologies Inc.
VIP Global Solutions Limited
Wanfang Technology Management Ltd.
Wilshire Worldwide Company Ltd
Winherld Entertainment World Limited
Ximax Holdings Limited
Xionwei Technology Co. Ltd. Inc.
Golden Dreamer Holdings Limited
Dragon Wealth System Inc.
Philippine Cockfighting International Inc.
Great-Gaming International Corp.
Giant Isle Group Limited
Benestar Co., Ltd.
Times Square Premier Management Group Limited
InfiniwebTechnology Inc. and
Blessed Dragon Limited
Four days ago, Pagcor suspended accepting new application for POGO licenses amid concerns that Chinese workers in POGOs did not have valid work permits.