CA orders Pagcor to grant license for Waterfront Casino

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The Court of appeals uphold a previous ruling of a Malina Court, saying that Waterfront submitted all requirements and Pagcor must act on its application.

The Court ruling which ordered the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to issue a provisional license to waterfront Philippines Incorporated for a Casino hotel.

The CA 6th division affirmed the august 2017 ruling of Manila Regional trial court Branch 173 presiding Judge Armando Yanda, who said Pagcor must act on Waterfront’s action for a license.

Waterfront first filed a petition for a mandamus in March 2015, saying it had submitted all requirements- including a $100 million cash deposit, but Pagcor was ignoring its application.

“Considering that no additional documents were further required to be submitted, waterfront is deemed to have completed the requirements for its project application, which warranted the review and evolution thereof” said the CA in -19 page ruling penned by Associate Justice by Samuel Gaerlan.

The Casino is planning to build the Grand Waterfront Hotel and Casino at Entertainment City in Paranque City.