Philippines gaming lockdown continues despite some national easing

By Violeta Prockyte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced an easing of quarantine measures in some areas, yet other high-risk areas will remain strictly regulated even after May 15. This includes gambling-related activities as well. This year’s Phil-Asian Gaming Expo (PAGE) has been postponed until 7 to 9 January 2021.

The decision was made after two other big-name events ASEAN and ICE/SiGMA Manila pushed their dates back as well. The postponements are influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic  and its impact on the global economy.

PAGE organizers stated, “At this critical moment of fighting against the Coronavirus, we decided to join together more than ever in the current situation.” The organizers promised to monitor the situation and global market, and keep visitors, exhibitors and stakeholders up to date. Safety of the event remains the priority, especially since last year PAGE received 46,000 visitors.

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