Usapang Bilyonaryo | Why did the Gokongweis decide to go all in casinos with NUSTAR resort?

The gaming industry in the Philippines isn’t for everybody. In fact, the Gokongwei group had been offered a license by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) more than a decade ago. It could have been the fifth integrated resort developer after Okada, Solaire, City of Dreams and Resorts World but Go said the group declined.

Today, NUSTAR boasts of the largest gaming floor in Southern Philippines and the largest convention center in the region. Find out why Robinsons Land Corporation boss Frederick Go decided to take the plunge.

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