The country is competing with Singapore to become to lead gross gaming revenue.The Philippines.- A swift easing of Covid-19 countermeasures at the beginning of the year,(Philippine inshore gaming operator businesses), and new airports in Cebu and Clark could all help the Philippines compete with Singapore as the region’s leader in gross gaming revenue over the next few years.That’s according to a report by industry consultancyGCG Gaming Advisory Services. It says the Philippines is recovering to pre-pandemic levels well before other markets and should reach 2019’s GGR of US$5.01bn in 2023. It expects the Philippine gaming market to grow to annual GGR of US$10bn by 2027.It estimates GGR of about US$1.1bn to US$1.3bn for the fourth quarter of this year and in the range of US$3.9bn to US$4bn for all of 2022. That includes revenue from the country’s licenced bingo operations, online gaming and e-sabong.ThePhilippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR)has reported thatcame to PHP49.36bn (US$860.7m). That’s a rise of 7.6 per centand 110.4 per cent year-on-year.Meanwhile, Singapore’s casino duopoly –run by a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp, and Resorts World Sentosa, run by– grossed slightly more than US$788m. Macau posted GGR of US$688.4m.GBGChas previously told Focus Gaming News it sees the Philippines as the most seriousthanks to having several integrated resorts to rival Macau.It also recently allowed licence holders to begin online gaming operations, which GBGC said gives it an advantage over Macau’s concessions, althiugh Macau retains the geographical advantage of its proximity to mainland China.