Philippines- Four casinos outside from Metro Manila have been allowed to reopen with limited capacity after sufficient easing locally of the lockdown rules are loose enough to limit the national spread of Coronavirus.
Philippine Entertainment and Game Company (PAGCOR) has confirmed that four casinos will have a 50 percent capacity as of June 8.
The four casinos that have been allowed to resume operations are the city of Bacolod on Negros Island in Western Visayas; Iloilo city at the Southeastern tip of Panay Island; The City of General Santos on Mindanao Island; and Ilocos Norte in Luzon.
Although, Casinos in Metro Manila remain closed. The decision was made by PAGCOR after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte imposed “community quarantine”.
This suspension applies to land-based casinos, both owned and operated by PAGCOR as well as to all licensed and integrated resort casinos, sports betting, electronic games, bingo, poker, and slot machine clubs, and other activities regulated by PAGCOR.
The regulator said that the opening of the facility was based on the classification of each region by the national government in accordance with the prevalence of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, PAGCOR said that the Metro Manila resorts were looking for technical issues to prepare for re-opening if authorities allowed it.