Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Tag: Duterte

What’s behind Duterte’s antipathy towards casinos

In the wake of the recent decision to ban all casinos on Boracay and the controversy surrounding Landing International’s licence for its Manila IR, President Duterte’s flip-flopping on the casino industry can’t be doing wonders for investor confidence suggests Edward Lowton. It’s hard to get a handle on the Philippine president’s Rodrigo Duterte’s position when it comes to the casino...

The problem with populists and gaming and why they don’t mix

Trump and Duterte
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s recent turn-around on Galaxy Entertainment Group’s IR project on Boracay, and the rise of anti- casino candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico’s presidential race, serve to highlight that populism and gaming don’t mix, suggests Edward Lowton. 2016 arguably inaugurated the age of the populist, with both Duterte and Donald Trump taking the top seat in the...

Pachinko king talks up Philippines casino prospects

Casino Review - Pachinko king talks up Philippines casino prospects
The Filipino casino sector out shone expectations in 2016, and could be poised to do so again next year. But whether Duterte’s courting of the Chinese can overcome any fallout from anti-gaming politics at home and abroad remains to be seen.   After a disappointing year in 2015, the Philippines casino sector has come back with a vengeance in the past...