Yesterday, the Okada Manila gaming resort of the Philippines announced that casino operations would officially launch at 7pm on December 30th. This announcement comes just days after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp announced that a notice was issued to commence casino operations via the gaming regulator.

A soft opening took place on the 21st of December for the $2.4 billion resort which was called a preview period. An official opening for the venue is set to take place towards the end of February. Casino operations will start at first with a provisional license as part of the deal terms with Pagcor and then a permanent license will be provided at a later date.

Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Universal Entertainment, a group that is developing Okada Manila. Universal Entertainment is led by Kazuo Okada, a Japanese gaming and pachinko entrepreneur.

Okada Manila has 993 guest rooms located in a 5 star, two wing hotel. Alongside the casino, visitors will have access to restaurants, shops and meeting space. In a press release yesterday, the venue said that the opening of the hotel and restaurants would be announced in the next few weeks.