The suspension comes into force as part of efforts to control Coronavirus.
Philippines.- Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR has extended the suspension of gaming operations across the entire country, including the POGO industry which is now shut down until at least 12 April.
After implementing a community quarantine in Metro Manila, President Rodrigo Duterte announced late last night that he was implementing the same measures across the whole country to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The suspension applies 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.
According to Inside Asian Gaming, PAGCOR said it had “ordered yesterday the temporary suspension of gaming activities nationwide, hence, even those outside the National Capital Region.”