Pagcor Warns Public Against Illegal Online Gambling

January 3, 2023 | Online Gaming

MANILA, Philippines (January 2, 2022) — According to local media reports the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) reiterates its call to the public not to patronize or engage in illegal online gambling to avoid being scammed, falling prey to identity theft and credit card fraud.

Pagcor states that betting on illegal gambling activities is not only a criminal act; it also takes away from the government billions of pesos in revenues which can be used to fund priority programs that will benefit a greater number of Filipinos.

The Manila Times reports the state regulator of gaming encourages aficionados to take part only in its licensed online-based gaming like Electronic games (E-Games) and Electronic bingo games (E-Bingo) for a truly enjoyable and safe gaming experience. E-Games are virtual games of chance, i.e. casino games and mixed games of chance and skills, while “electronic gaming” means the conduct of electronic games and the taking of wagers through any computer or communication device connected to the Internet or the use of Internet-based technology and other communication devices that are necessary for gaming operations.

E-Bingo game, on the other hand, is a game of chance played using electronic gaming systems with bingo or bingo-styled cards and numbers randomly generated by a Random Number Generator (RNG) and displayed on an electronic screen.

To widely and effectively execute its campaign against the proliferation of illegal online gambling activities, Pagcor has forged partnerships with the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and the Office of Cybercrime (OOC) under the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the formation of an inter-agency council that will handle intelligence gathering, investigations, and prosecutions of those involved in illegal online gaming operations. To avoid being defrauded, Pagcor enjoins all E-Games and E-Bingo enthusiasts to check the list of registered and legitimate websites through

Any link that is not posted on is considered illegal.

SOURCE: The Manila Times.

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