The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office has lost around 13 billion pesos in earnings amid the implementation of the community quarantine due to COVID-19. Due to the threat of COVID-19, the gaming operation of PCSO has been suspended since March.
PCSO general manager Royina Garma said they have already written to the Office of the President regarding the resumption of their lotto outlet operations and are awaiting the approval of their request.
The PCSO will implement health protocols, including requiring the gaming public to wear face masks, as well as social distancing. It will also require betting booths to have a screen or protection between agents and bettors.
Garma said the agency has also proposed a digital system for betting. The PCSO official also announced that as soon as they resume operations, the agency will conduct a special draw for bettors who purchased their tickets before the community quarantine.