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This week Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has voiced his support for expanding gambling in the country, this despite previous attempts to stop the activity taking place.
The announcement came during Duterte's State of the Nation address, where he pointed out that state gaming agency PAGCOR had contributed a record set of revenues for the state. He then told the chairwoman of PAGCOR to "push [or 'promote'] more gambling, ma'am."
Duterte has previously called for a moratorium for any new land casino licenses being issued, and he's been against online betting as well.
PAGCOR officials announced that they're going to be talking to Duterte at the earliest possible time for clarification, but it looks like gambling expansion may be once again growing in the Asian country.