26 Dec
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte promises to ban online gambling

In a rather significant new move, the president of Philippines - Rodrigo Duterte – has categorically stated his intention to ban online gambling in the country.

Duterte announced this while presenting the 2017 budget. However, he did not specify any timeframe to bring the new law into effect.

“I am ordering the closure of all online gaming (firms); all of them.

The declaration comes after Duterte in August cancelled an operator’s 13-year monopoly on gambling in licensed cafes, citing the fact that the country has no proper way of collecting taxes from internet gambling and a rise in the number of youth participation as the reasons behind the move.

“I was mad because even the youth are gambling and there was no way of collecting the proper taxes," Duterte said at the time, according to the RT.com website.

"I will restore online (gambling) provided taxes are correctly collected, and they are situated or placed in districts where gambling is allowed, which means to say, not close to churches or schools,” Duterte said.

His comments came after the country was hit by an online gambling scandal recently. According to media reports, close to 1,300 Chinese immigrants had indulged in an illegal scheme.

This scandal came to light after local authorities raided Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino in Clark, Pampanga.

The large number of illegal immigrants are likely to be deported by the authorities.

Simona

Kai started working in the Gaming Industry in 2001 when he managed a Horse Betting Shop in Germany. With the more and more upcoming needs for Sportbetting Solutions for the German speaking market he moved in 2003 in Malta where he built up TopSportWetten, one of the first Sportbetting operators working from Malta with a Remote Gaming License.

In 2005 he moved to a new venture and joined the newly formed Team of BetUnited, a Company that had the goal to target the German speaking online market with a full portfolio of Betting, Poker, Casino and Games of Skill.

In 2007 he left BetUnited and concentrated on helping new Companies coming to Malta to obtain a remote gaming license and establish operators on the island.

In 2011 he founded Simka Consulting to combine his knowledge in the operational part of the IGaming Business with the Marketing expertise of Simona.

Past Projects:

  • TopSportWetten - Managing Director and Key Official
  • Bet United - Managing Director and Key Official
  • MMBet - Managing Director and Key Official
  • Olympia Bet - Managing Director and Key Offical
  • Production Planning and Project Manager - Infratec Pro Ltd.

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