The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) said the security and safety conditions it required for the operator of Resorts World Manila (RWM) were different from other casino protocols, a day after it lifted the suspension order for the RWM’s gaming license.
“Technically, some of the conditions are not the same as each resorts casino has its own security and safety protocols. The conditions set for RWM was based on what we assessed were lacking,” said Vice President Jose Tria Jr., Pagcor’s Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators.
On Thursday, Pagcor said the the lifting of the suspension order against Resorts World Manila’s gaming operations was based on its assessment that the casino’s operator complied with the agency’s required security and safety improvements.
The gaming regulator said Resorts World complied with its required security and safety improvements, which included but which were not limited to hiring a new security agency and experts to assess the following:
* Increased number of x-ray machines and improved safety and security systems;
* Doubled up deployment of guards with firearms and metal detectors;
* On-going review and improvement of safety and security protocols for various emergency scenarios;
* Had professional structural engineers conduct seminars for employees;
* Obtained fire and safety inspection certificates for building and structural integrity.
Pagcor suspended Resorts World’s gaming license on June 9, following the June 2 attack that took 38 lives, including that of gunman Jessie Carlos.