The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is a 100 percent government-owned and controlled corporation that operates under the direct supervision of the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines . It is responsible for licensing and regulating persons primarily engaged in gambling and their allied businesses, as well as operating 32 satellite casinos in major cities across the country's three major islands.
PAGCOR is the largest contributor of revenue to the government after the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs. Under its Charter, it has a three-pronged mandate: to regulate, operate, authorize and license games of chance, games of cards and games of numbers, particularly casinos; to generate revenues for the Philippine government's socio-civic and national development programs; and to help promote the development of the Philippine gaming and entertainment industry.
PAGCOR's official website, www.pagcor.ph, is the main source of online information about the agency and it provides information on its mission, regulatory framework, and other related topics. It has also received Presidential commendation for its contributions to nation building.
It should be noted that PAGCOR is different from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs), which are firms operating in the Philippines that offer online gambling services to markets outside the Philippines.Gokken Royale Berhak Mengambil Keputusan Akhir.