The Philippine police have closed down more than 21,000 lottery outlets in the country.
PHOTO BY PHILIPPINE CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES
MANILA – Thousands of licensed betting outlets in the Philippines were shut down following orders of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Philippine National Police said it closed down more than 21,000 lottery outlets licensed by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
Police also shut down 472 Keno outlets and 2,194 outlets of Peryahan ng Bayan as of Sunday (July 28).
“The closure is still ongoing. We are still consolidating data on how many outlets have been closed so far,” said PNP Spokesman Brigadier General Bernard Banac.
Duterte has revoked all gaming franchises and concessions issued by the PCSO due to reports of massive corruption and irregularities.
The outlets will remain closed pending investigation and until further orders from the Philippine president. DAJ/Expat Media
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