Tag Archives: PCSO
- Philippine court blocks PCSO lottery equipment bidding
August 17, 2017
Philippine-listed Berjaya Philippines is bent on regaining the exclusive rights to supply lottery equipment to the state-owned Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the Luzon territory – even if it means dragging the government to court. Berjaya disclosed that the country’s Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued a...
- Philippine cops told to get rid of illegal gambling or get lost
August 1, 2017
Philippine police officials have been given two weeks to eradicate illegal gambling or turn in their badges, after a top cop blew his stack. On Monday, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief director general Ronaldo ‘Bato’ dela Rosa told reporters that all PNP regional directors had been ordered to “go all...
- Philippine lottery to cut police funding over ‘anemic’ illegal gambling crackdown
July 19, 2017
The Philippine lottery administrator is cutting funding for local police due to the force’s “anemic” efforts to stamp out illegal gambling operators. Last October, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced that it was teaming up with the Philippine National Police (PNP) to eradicate the illegal jueteng operations that compete...
- Philippine numbers operators warned: go legal or go to jail
January 24, 2017
The head of the Philippines’ state-run lottery operator has given illegal number game operators an ultimatum: go legal or go to jail. On Tuesday, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Alexander Balutan told local media that the Small Town Lottery (STL) was the “only legal and authorized numbers game...
- Philippine lottery teams with cops to stamp out illegal numbers games
October 6, 2016
The Philippines state-run lottery operator has declared war on illegal gambling operators and the police that protect them. On Thursday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) announced it would impose tougher rules and regulations on small town lottery (STL) operations in a bid to stamp out the illegal jueteng numbers...
- Philippines eyeing lottery privatization
September 15, 2016
The top-to-bottom remaking of the Philippines’ gaming industry shows no signs of letting up as the government takes steps to privatize the state lottery. On Thursday, Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia announced that the government planned to privatize the lottery operations of the state-owned Philippine Charity and Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)....
Okada Manila eyes Philippine backdoor listing
May 2, 2017