10 Casinos in Manila You Can Bet Your Money On

Before 1976, most of Manila had events of illegal gambling, and the operating of unlicensed casinos had begun in the country of the Philippines. Since 1976, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has regulated the rules around the grounds of gambling. After the regulations of all its rules, PAGCOR opened its first new casino named the Manila Bay Casino in the year 1977. After that, there has been a fast rise in the number of casinos in Manila. Most of these casinos are located near the Bay area and come under the umbrella of PAGCOR, these PAGCOR regulated casinos normally operate under the brand name of Casino Filipino. One of the oldest surviving casinos of Manila is the Casino Filipino Pavilion located at the former Holiday Inn Manila Pavilion. Today there are around twenty casinos in Metropolitan Manila that sets it a class apart.

1. City of Dreams

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City of Dreams in Manila is a class apart ‘integrated resort’ that was made to include three of the best 5-star hotels namely, Hyatt Regency, Nobu Hotel, Nuwa along with a long-range of centres for leisure like hotels, retails and gaming zones all brought under a single roof. This USD $ 1.3 billion resort is the second integrated resort to open up in the Entertainment City of Metro Manila. In terms of its location, it serves as a prime spot because of its closeness to the airport.

Manila, being densely populated sees a large amount of traffic to commute from one place to another, in this situation all three hotels of City of Dreams provide a luxurious and comforting option. The casino resort has been given a spellbinding dome-like structure called the ‘Fortune Egg’. The gaming leisure centre of the City of Dreams has about 176 electronic table games, 1,620 slot machines, and about 289 gaming tables. 

Address- Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard Entertainment City Manila, Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to play- Roulette gaming, Caribbean stud poker, Lunar poker, Money wheel, Baccarat gaming, House edge
Timings- This casino is open 24 hours for all 7 days of the week
Contact- +63 2 8800 8080 

 2. Okada Manila Resort and Casino


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Okada Manila Resort started its operations in the month of December 2016. This relatively new luxury paradise is space worth US$2.4 billion spreading over an area of 45 hectares (around 110 acres). It is also the third integrated grandeur resort to be opened in the Entertainment City. This PAGCOR approved casino and resort was previously named Manila Bay Resort and was established by the Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada. The Okada Manila has spacious, comforting rooms, a fully serviced relaxation space with The Retreat Spa, and an indoor area PLAY to keep the children and teens engaged in learning-oriented entertainment.

Okada Manila has the biggest variety of slots and table games offered in the entire country. It has about 500 action-packed games and 3000 best rated electronic gaming machines which among other casinos offer the highest amount of jackpots in the Philippines. One thing you should know before getting into the casino is that you aren’t allowed to carry your backpacks inside, so make sure you don’t leave any important things in them!

Address- New Seaside Dr, Tambo, Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to Play- Baccarat, Poker, Craps, Big Wheels, Blackjack Switch, Sic Bo, Pontoon
Contact- +63 2 8888 0777

 3. Solaire Resort and Casino

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Solaire Resort and Casino, a massive complex started in the year 2013, has become one of the most loved destinations to visit and stay in the Philippines. This premier integrated resort spreading over 8.3 hectares is being lauded for its immaculate and lavish interior designs, a plethora of retail shopping options, and polite and helpful staff. This is the first integrated resort to begin in the Entertainment City and is owned by Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Sureste Properties Inc.

It is also the tallest hotel in the Manila Bay outside the City of Metro Manila. The Solaire has revolutionized the casino experience for all its visitors with its extravagant floors full of card tables, slots, and other betting machines. All of this has made the resort and casino one of the best-rated experiences in the city!

Address- Tambo Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave, Tambo, Parañaque, 1709 Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to play- Mini Roulette, Double-up Black jacks, Lunar poker, Dragon Bonus Baccarat, Red double baccarat, Grand Sakla, Sic Bo, Sabong cards, Texas Hold’ em, and Caribbean Stud Poker
Timings- This casino is open 24 hours for all 7 days of the week
Contact- +63 2 8888 8888

4. Resorts World Manila

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The integrated Resorts World Manila includes seven lavish hotels, a shopping complex, restaurants, a theatre, and an area for casino gaming. It is located in Newport City in Metro Manila which is in close proximity to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. This gives it a paramount advantage as commuting is easy and you will not get stuck in the exhausting traffic of Manila! If you don’t want to walk that far, there are also complementary cabs from the airport that can take you to your destination!

The casino gaming spaces are scattered across the premises with 3 floors in the main casino building, and few others in the Holiday Inn Express Manila and the Newport Grand Wing. All the spaces are equipped with top-class electronic machines, card tables, and slot machines.

Address- Resorts World Manila, Newport Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to play-  Casino Stud Poker, Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Money Wheel, Red and White, Roulette Slot machines, Three Card Poker, Baccarat Super 6
Timings- This resort operates from 10.30 am to 11.40 pm on Fridays and the weekends and from 12.30 am to 11.40 pm on the other days of the week
Contact- +63 917 835 4838

5. The Metro Card Club

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Since its inception in the year 2007, the Metro Card Club has flaunted its position as being the forefront for the Poker industry native to Metropolitan Manila. Having said that, the place has never been restrictive of the visitors that visit it every single day. Yes! The club operates all 7 days a week for 24 hours and hosts various tournaments for you to participate in. Some of the most renowned are the Asian Poker Championship, Metro Walk 2 Million, and the RVS Cup - Philippine Poker Championship to name a few.

But one restriction that this place has is the age limit. This club believes in gaming responsibly hence you can only play if you are above 21 years of age. Inside the club, you can either play poker on any of the 30 tables, play billiards or even book a VIP room as per your convenience. If Poker is what you are interested in playing, this place is one to be!

Address- Bldg C. Bazaar Area Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to play- Billiards, variations of Poker, and other cash games
Timings- This casino is open 24 hours for all 7 days of the week
Contact- +63 2 8633 1422

6. Casino Filipino

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Casino Filipino is a centrally administered casino chain operated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and which also regulates the functioning of all the arcades and satellites operating across the country. They currently have 13 casinos under their umbrella whose branches are in Manila Bay, Malate, Cebu, Angeles to name a few. Among all the 13 branches of Casino Filipino, Cebu is the one that most of the foreign visitors of the Philippines generally prefer. About 35 % of the total visitors to the Cebu Casino are said to be foreigners visiting the country.

The majority of the revenues of the branches of Casino Filipino go to the National Treasury which then contributes to the fund for Nation building. They also organize tournaments such as Mighty Cash and Mega Spin Mega Win regularly at some of their branches. You can research all of its branches and upcoming tournaments and then make a decision to visit them.
Address-  Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino, United Nations Ave, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to play- No Commission Baccarat, Bonus Baccarat, Stud Poker, Big and Small, Pontoon, Black Jack, Pai Gow, and Roulette
Timings- This casino is open 24 hours for all 7 days of the week
Contact- +63 2 8522 3301

7. Rizal Park Hotel Manila

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The Rizal Park Hotel resides in the ‘Heart of Manila’, centrally located around Manila’s entertainment, commerce and business it serves quite a well-fitting place for a comforting stay. The hotel rooms are newly renovated and set in a flawless ambience. Its entire staff right from the security guard to the hospitality staff work in coordination to give you a downright memorable. As good as a spot Rizal Park serves for a hotel, there aren’t many card table games in its casino, yet overall the casino experience is said to be great. 

Address-  South Road, Ermita, Maynila, 1000 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Games to play- Basic card table games
Contact- +63 2 8804 8700. To reserve your rooms write to [email protected]

8. Winford Manila Resort and Casino

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Based in an intermediate location, the Winford Manila Resort and Casino provide access to a lot of varied centres for leisure and fun including the SM City San Lazaro mall, the National Museum of the Philippines, the Tayuman LRT Station, and the Robinsons Place Manila. The hotel provides exceptional hospitality and ambience and a top-quality casino experience. The casino in the Winford Hotel features in 3 separate floors where the third floor is exclusively reserved for the VIP section. The other two floors comprise over 110 live gaming tables and 600 slot machines. 

Address- 352 Zone 35 1800 Consuelo Street, Consuelo St, Santa Cruz, Manila, 1014 Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to play- Punto Banco, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, American roulette, Baccarat
Timings- This casino is open 24 hours for all 7 days of the week
Contact- +63 2 8528 3600. To reserve a room write to [email protected]

9. New Coast Hotel Manila

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Formerly called the New World Manila Bay Hotel, the New Coast Hotel Manila is known for the riveting sunsets views it provides of the nearest Manila Bay. The hotel is known for its immaculate surroundings and a level of hospitality delivering a consistently high level of service to each one of its visitors. The complex provides a wide range of amenities like a massive lounge, recreational and wellness facilities along with grandeur restaurants and free parking. An interesting statistic about this hotel is that most of its guests are repeated customers, this shows the kind of service that is provided by the staff of the hotel. In the same complex, adjacent to the hotel is a 150,000 sq. ft casino.

Address- 1588 Pedro Gil, corner M. H. Del Pilar St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to play- Poker, Baccarat and Blackjack Roulette
Timings- This casino is open 24 hours for all 7 days of the week
Contact- +63 2 8252 6888

10. Networld Hotel Spa and Casino

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The Networld Hotel is situated in near proximity to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport which is just 7 km from the hotel and can be reached in 15 minutes with a taxi. The hotel follows a Japanese brand of service and also features a Japanese restaurant and a cafe. Apart from these, the premises provide a spa, sauna, and a deluxe lobby. The hotel, newly renovated in 2012 also claims to provide a gateway to a world-class experience of casino gaming with hundreds of its live betting tables and state of the art slot machines!

Address- Roxas Blvd, Cor Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Pasay, 1302 Metro Manila, Philippines
Games to play- Blackjack, variations of Poker and Baccarat Super 6
Timings- This casino is open 24 hours for all 7 days of the week
Contact- +63 2 8536 7777 

Some Rules and Regulations by the Government of the Philippines

  1. Any Government officials connected directly with the operation of the Government or any of its agencies are not allowed in any casinos in the country;
  2. Any Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, including the Army, Navy, Air Force or the Philippine National Police are not allowed in any casinos in the country;
  3. Any Persons under 21 years old or students of any school, college or university in the Philippines are not allowed in any casinos in the country.

This post was published by Kiran Kulkarni

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