PAGCOR seek to stop illegal online gambling
PAGCOR has received information that certain persons have been organizing illegal Bingo games and online gambling and using Facebook to promote such illegal activities.
The public is warned not to patronize such schemes due to the risk of being scammed, identity theft, and credit card fraud. Betting on such illegal gambling activities is also a crime.
PAGCOR is responsible for licensing and regulating persons primarily engaged in gambling and their allied businesses.
No person other than those licensed by PAGCOR and other Government agencies may operate gambling in the Philippines. It is illegal for any person other than those referred to in the preceding sentence to in any manner, directly or indirectly take part in any unauthorized gambling activities, including online, internet, or remote gambling. (PD1602 in relation to RA10175, see also EO13 s. 2017).
PAGCOR is committed to the prosecution of persons involved in such illegal activities, because of the strong link between illegal gambling and organized crime who are also engaged in credit card fraud, identity theft, money laundering, among others.