The two bases, Clarke and Subic Bay, were closed long ago. I'm not sure about this banter about closing bases? Sure, there are a few American soldiers there as trainers so the story goes.
The Philippines wants the foreign aide the US gives, and now wants some money from China and Russia. It's all about the money. When they kicked us out of Subic Bay they actually asked about continued payment of the rent/lease and help with the transition.
Doc, I actually only have one chip, from City of Dreams. I'll try and post a picture of it out of respect for your efforts.
The dealers and box people and cashiers and ticket sellers were all Filipino. There were a few "suits" walking around but I'm sure they are busy at the high limit baccarat rooms.
At City of Dreams, there is a "Poker Stars" managed poker room. I say managed, perhaps an over statement, but certainly a Poker Stars venue with tournaments scheduled and promoted.
Room rates online and restaurant prices are way over the top. I don't know how to get them reasonable. My average bet of $100.usd, four hour session, only got me coffee shop style meals, which were as I say menu wise ridiculous prices. The New York "Wolfgang" steakhouse at Resorts world set me back $150.usd with only two drinks, salad and a huge steak(US beef). It was packed full of Filipino diners.