Philippine gaming wins respect under Pagcor chief Naguiat

Reformist President Benigno Aquino III handpicked Cristino Naguiat to lead Pagcor, the Philippines gaming regulator that also operates its own casinos, in an era of unprecedented expansion. Under Naguiat, Philippine gaming has achieved international respect alongside growth in resorts, revenue and reputation.

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