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In The Know: ‘Pagcor Entertainment City’



LAS VEGAS-LIKE A scale model of the rising Entertainment City Manila, simply known as Pagcor City, a Las Vegas-like gaming and entertainment complex.

In April 2008, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) resurrected a plan to put up a “Las Vegas-style” casino and tourism complex on Manila Bay. Originally unveiled in 2007, it was initially called “Pagcor Entertainment City.”

Once completed, the project is expected to boost tourist arrivals and generate new jobs, according to Pagcor. The complex will feature “six-star hotels, gaming facilities, malls, museums, cultural centers, sports arenas, residential villages and theme parks.”

Now dubbed “Entertainment City Manila,” the project would have interconnected facilities which will feature shopping, dining, concerts, exhibits and gaming, according to Pagcor.

The four companies granted licenses to build, own and operate integrated resorts in Entertainment City Manila are Travellers International Hotel Group (which owns Resorts World Manila), an SM consortium, Tiger Resorts Leisure and Entertainment Inc. and Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc.

Pagcor guidelines require a minimum $1-billion investment in each integrated resort. Each licensee is also required to build a minimum of 250,000 square meters of floor area and complete 800 hotel rooms with an average room area of 40 sq m. Everything must be in order before the casino inside the complex opens.

Pagcor said Entertainment City Manila “is projected to capture at least a 10-percent share in the total global gaming market, which is estimated at $115 billion annually.”

It is also expected to generate “1 million jobs and 1 million tourists in the next few years,” Pagcor said.

Bloomberry’s planned Solaire Manila Project, an integrated resort complex, includes a five-star, 500-room hotel covering some 165,000 sq m of floor area, while Tiger Resorts’ $2-billion Manila Bay Resorts is expected to “contribute significantly to the 400,000 jobs” to Pagcor’s 1-million target.

Resorts World Bayshore City, on the other hand, is expected to feature the Grand Opera House, a performing arts venue which is expected to seat 2,500. Inquirer Research


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  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    mali ang
    big time gambling

    madadagdagan lang ang mga
    shady characters
    sa bayan natin

    mga dayuhan pang
    outside of our legal system

    remember the mafia
    in las vegas
    soon more triad
    in manila

  • Bert Bert

    This may not be the achievement of Aquino Admin, YET, the implementation is being done under his regime.

    Again, PURO plano lang si Gloria yet walang GAWA. sa nine years nya, LRT2 lang ang matinong project. Di pa natapos hanggang masinag! hahaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3QY6NFNLRYFUI3KEVOCWGBABEQ j 3 p r o x

      Implemention since 2008 … nagground breaking na nga at meron ng mga license plano pa rin….lol

      The four companies granted licenses to build, own and operate integrated resorts in Entertainment City Manila are Travellers International Hotel Group (which owns Resorts World Manila), an SM consortium, Tiger Resorts Leisure and Entertainment Inc. and Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc. 
      katuwa ka naman

  • Nic Legaspi

    The prospects of growth that this project will bring is very exciting! Jobs creation, increased tourist arrivals, domestic spending… The government should also look into bringing these into other major cities so they can benefit from it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melemino Max Elemino

    If these projects will come to reality its a great achievement of the present Aquino Administration that will eventually this country andd its people will be benefited. Let’s see what happen in the coming days.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QIGQUHYNJSVZ7N6WMPTX4HPC5A Desert Fox

       Achievement of the Aquino Administration? Read the article. This project was started in 2008.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S73CPOCDRQHKZIWFUFJNQZNRQI Blizz internet Cafe

         Ibig sabihin ng isang achievement ay naplanu at naisakatuparan, sa pagkakaalam q puro feasibility study lang nagawa nila gloria peru sa pagconduct ng maghanap ng investor ay wala silang nakuha so please use us common sense, hindi ibig sabihin ay naumpisahan ito ng nakaraang administrayon e proyekto na nila yun

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3QY6NFNLRYFUI3KEVOCWGBABEQ j 3 p r o x

        The four companies granted licenses to build, own and operate integrated resorts in Entertainment City Manila are Travellers International Hotel Group (which owns Resorts World Manila), an SM consortium, Tiger Resorts Leisure and Entertainment Inc. and Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc.
        nag ground breaking na nga noon 2008 … plano pa rin…lol



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