Andrea Domingo, the head of Philippine gambling regulator PAGCOR, said that the policy imposed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte banning the issuance of new casino licenses has driven potential investors away. In a Bloomberg interview, Domingo said, “There are still areas in the Philippines that can still absorb and benefit from these [gaming] investments, which won’t go here with the current ban.” While Domingo lamented the missed opportunities for the Philippines, she did not criticize Duterte directly.
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