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The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp (PAGCOR) has posted an 18.3 per cent gross gaming revenue (GGR) increase, exceeding its 9.7 per cent target. PAGCOR reports that it amassed US$629.4 million in revenues between January and June, higher than last year’s US$532.1 million. Its net income surged to US$298.8 million, leading to a profit of US$673.6 million, which was just US$57.4 million in 2017. The latter figure was boosted by the sale of land in an auction to Bloomberry Resorts & Entertainment.
The acquisition was completed by Bloomberry-owned Sureste Properties Inc. (SPI), which accepted the notice of award from PAGCOR, and signed the deed earlier this week. After failing to draw interest following the launch of an auction for the land in November, PAGCOR tried again with a new auction last January. Only SPI submitted a bid, but due to the casino operator and regulator’s public bidding rules, the sale could not be executed back then.
Source: Focus Gaming News
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