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Offshore gaming is one of the Philippines' fastest growing sectors, employing around 350,000 people. (Photo by Cliff Venzon)

MANILA -- Dancing showgirls in bunny outfits, women in barely-there minidresses draped over 200-odd exhibition booths, and a colorful crowd of 30,000 gaming identities crammed into a Manila Bay convention center.

Welcome to the coming-out party earlier this month for the Philippines' offshore gaming industry.

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