The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) will release a checklist for a “secure and safe environment” which Resorts World Manila should comply with first before it could operate anew, its chairman Andrea Domingo has said.
Pagcor had issued a cease and desist order against Resorts World immediately after Jessie Carlos, a gambling addict, attacked the casino area that resulted in the death of 37 people. Carlos took his own life by setting himself on fire.
At the resumption of the inquiry at the House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 21, Domingo said the order would be in effect “pending investigation and final determination” by Pagcor of the casino operator’s liability for the incident and “compliance with all security, safety and gaming operations requirements.”
Domingo set the condition as Kingson Sian asked the regulatory body to give back its license to operate.
Domingo also said that Resorts World informed her that it would no longer use the second floor of the casino-hotel when it reopens.
It was on the second floor when all of the victims were found dead from suffocation after Jessie Carlos torched gaming tables and slot machines.
“They informed us they are not going to use the second floor anymore for casino operation,” Domingo said.