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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) has decided to split its teams in two in order to have more precise control over gambling operations.

The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department – Integrated Resorts (CMED-IR) was previously responsible for all licensed casinos in Entertainment City, the Clark group of casinos and Thunderbird casinos.

It is now been split into two different teams: the CMED-Internet Gaming, which is in charge of monitoring online gambling operations, and the CMED-Integrated Resorts for land-based gambling venues.

The CMED-Internet Gaming will also oversee e-sabong operations. In June, PAGCOR granted permits to four online cockfight betting firms to operate in the country.