PAGCOR confirms POGO closure for one month

PAGCOR made its third donation to authorities
PAGCOR made its third donation to authorities

The move comes as part of efforts to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.

Philippines.- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)  has confirmed the temporary suspension of all POGOs and their service providers (SPs) for the next month.

The move comes after the after community quarantine measures imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte as part of efforts to contain the Coronavirus outbreak.

The regulator published a statement that said a skeletal workforce at POGO operating sites is no longer allowed and that mass gathering were banned and that employees must stay at home.

“Our situation right now is different,” said PAGCOR Chairman and CEO, Andrea Domingo.

“While revenue generation is important in our operations, the health and well-being being of every Filipino is our immediate priority. By practicing the health protocols recommended by our Health Department, we can all help curb, if not stop the spread of COVID-19.”

The Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR announced on Monday the suspension of all gaming operations after President Rodrigo Duterte imposed a “community quarantine”.

The suspension applied to land-based casinos, both PAGCOR-owned and operated as well as all licensed and integrated resort-casinos, electronic game (eGames), bingo (traditional and electronic), sports betting, poker and slot machine clubs, and other activities regulated by PAGCOR.

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