Casino profit boosts PHL’s global gaming hub ambitions

Manila, Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine mega-casino reported Thursday its first annual profit on the back of half a billion dollars in revenues, strengthening the Southeast Asian nation’s bid to become one of the world’s biggest gambling hubs. Bloomberry Resorts, which operates...

Philippines opens mammoth casino-resort, seeking high-rollers

Manila (Philippines) –  AFP (Joel GUINTO) A new mega-casino opened in the Philippines Monday as the fast-growing southeast Asian nation ups its bid to become a world gaming destination. Manila aims to rival Macau and Las Vegas in terms of gaming revenues, and the...

Macau group signs $600-M PHL casino deal

MANILA, March 15, 2013 (AFP) – Macau mogul Lawrence Ho’s gaming firm signed an agreement Friday to invest $600 million in a giant casino project in Manila, boosting the Philippines’ bid to join the world’s gambling big leagues. The investment in the Belle Grande integrated gaming...

$4-B mega-casino set to open next month in Manila

MANILA, Feb 6, 2013 (AFP) – A $4 billion mega-casino complex is set to open in the Philippines in mid-March when the first of four franchise-holders starts commercial operations, the parent firm said in a disclosure released Wednesday. The $1.2 billion Solaire Manila Resorts is...