Philippines gears up for casino big leagues

The Philippines hopes to get on the regional gaming map with two $1 billion-plus integrated resorts opening in Manila in the coming months. These properties will need to bring in planeloads of foreign players to meet expectations.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.