The Gaming Employment License (GEL) is an authorization issued by PAGCOR granting a person the privilege to be employed as a gaming employee within the Philippine jurisdiction. It is a pre-employment and continuing requirement for employment in any gaming establishment in the country and should form part of the employee’s handbook. No employer shall hire and keep an individual employed without a valid GEL.
Who we are The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is a 100 percent government-owned and controlled corporation under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. The Corporation was created during the Martial Law years by virtue of a Presidential Decree (PD1067-A) issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos in response to calls for the Philippine Government to put a stop to the growing proliferation of illegal casino operations in various parts of the country then. The law creating PAGCOR was later amended and consolidated under PD 1869 otherwise known as the PAGCOR Charter.