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Online Gambling , Illegal or Legal?

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ONLINE GAMBLING , ILLEGAL OR LEGAL?  
 
 
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          TO settle the matter with finality here is an article :
 
hxxp://www.gamblingsites.org/laws/philippines/

and i quote 

 
"The Philippines is an interesting market for online gambling. The country is divided into two distinct regions for gambling purposes. First, there's the majority of the country in which gambling is tightly controlled by the state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). PAGCOR operates all land-based casinos, and betting outlets across the country.
 
Locals are welcome to play at approved PAGCOR locations and online for some forms of gambling. Filipinos can also visit any of the numerous PAGCOR betting terminals across the country and are free to gamble online at offshore websites.
 
The laws for online gaming in the Philippines are a bit odd. In both regions of the Philippines, it's illegal for any independent operator to offer online betting to locals. However, offshore providers with no connection to the Philippines may offer their services to the Philippines.
 
In short, there are two different sets of laws (or lack of laws) in play here. Citizens of the Philippines are not subject to any laws that ban online gambling. There was considerable debate on the legality of placing bets over the internet, but a court ruling in 2012 found that there was no piece of language in Philippine law that made it an offense to place bets. So, citizens are free to play wherever they want.
 
Operators must play by a whole different set of rules. Any online gambling site licensed in the Philippines is restricted from offering its services to Filipinos. This has created a situation in which PAGCOR has a monopoly on land-based gambling but is cut off from its own market online. "    

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