5 more STL operators may get ax -- PCSO

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Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan said yesterday that
the board is currently evaluating five more Authorized Agent Corporations (AACs) either for
suspension, cancellation, termination, or revocation of their authority to conduct the Small Town
Lottery (STL). 

“We are looking into these five AACs that are possibly violating provisions contained in the
STL Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR),” said Balutan.
Balutan said that since Camarines Sur is now open for bidders, the agency will make sure it
won’t be open for long so as not to sacrifice the revenue of the province and create a vacuum for
opportunists and illegal operations to take advantage of and get back in the game.  
“I am not intimidated by the vilification campaign in the media against our STL. All we have
to do is accept the fact that we have not yet perfected the system for our STL. What is important is
to accomplish our mission set by President Duterte to eradicate jueteng and all forms of illegal
numbers game through STL. We are so much focused on this goal and we will do it,” he said.
Last February 5, 2018, the PCSO board has permanently terminated and cancelled the
authorization of Evenchance Gaming Corporation to play the STL in Camarines Sur pursuant to Board
Resolution No. 0024 series of 2018.
Its violations include accepting bets from minors, non-wearing of STL uniform and
identification cards, and using tickets not prescribed by the PCSO. It also failed to reach the
presumptive monthly retail receipt (PMRR) that it has committed in its application.
Even the franchise of Golden Go Rapid Gaming Corp. (GGRGC) in the province of Pangasinan had
already been terminated by PCSO last October 2017.
GGRGC’s permit has been revoked for failure to give its more than P655-million supposed
monthly retail remittance to the charity office since April 2017.
“We also forfeited the cash bond posted by GGRGC amounting to P225-million to cover the
payment of its sales shortfall, which was computed after the submission of their sales report,” said
As replacement, PCSO has granted Speed Game Inc. the authority to operate STL in Pangasinan.