Gambling has been shut down at Resorts World Manila

Jun 9, 2017 9:21 AM

Gambling has been shut down at Resorts World Manila by order of the Philippine gambling regulator, PAGCOR. Media reports indicate the license is suspended in the wake of the June 2 incident in which an armed man stormed into the complex’s casino floor, firing warning gunshots and setting gaming tables on fire. The incident left 37 dead and dozens injured

The lone gunman, identified as 42-year-old Filipino Jessie Javier Carlos, also attempted to steal stolen casino chips worth about $2.3 million US during the siege. 

Resorts World Manila is operated by through a joint venture by Genting Hong Kong Ltd., subsidiary of Malaysia’s Genting Group, and Philippine partner Alliance Global Group Inc. 

The resort said via Facebook post Friday that it remains closed until June 15 at the earliest as it deals with safety and security concerns brought to light during the incident.