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Tolentino hits BIR, Pagcor for not withholding taxes from ‘e-sabong’ winnings

Under the law, winnings from e-sabong above P10,000 are subjected to 20-percent withholding tax.

22 senators sign resolution suspending e-sabong operations

The Senate on Monday, Feb. 28, formally filed a resolution urging the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to suspend the operation of the popular "E-sabong" or online cockfight until the cases of the 31 missing cockfight aficionados are resolved.

E-sabong: Philippine cockfighting makes the leap to cyberspace

But, with e-sabong reaching OFWs – particularly lonely seamen -- who have become addicted to the game, Pagcor recently made the decision to block bets from abroad in local e-sabong platforms.

Data shows only 2 out of 10 jobs at POGOs held by Pinoy workers

As of December 2019, of the 118,239 workers in POGO establishments, eight out of 10 workers (82.3 percent) are foreigners, and the remaining two workers (17.7 percent) are Filipinos, data from Pagcor showed.

Online gambling seen overtaking BPO as top office space consumer in PH

For the first time in 19 years, the BPO sector is going to be number 2 to the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry, which is projected to take up 450,000 square meters of office space by the end of 2019.

Online gambling poised to overtake local casinos, exec says

Online gambling in the Philippines is going to overtake local casinos sooner than later. That?s the fearless forecast of Dennis Valdez, president of PhilWeb, the only authorized online gambling operator in the Philippines.
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