Resorts World Manila (RWM) reopened with enhanced security on June 29 after the attacks on the casino on June 2, where a lone gunman had set fire to casino table that claimed 37 lives.
The regulator of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) said; it was only after the RWM agreed to implement stricter security and safety measure that they were allowed to resume operations.
The licence of the operator was suspended, citing serious lapses in security due to which the fire couldn’t be controlled which contributed to the loss of many lives.
Pagcor claimed that about 6000 employees of the casino resort and the fact that the government was losing 14 million pesos (US$280,000) in revenue every day the casino was closed were the reasons taken into consideration to reopening the casino resort.
According to a statement released by the casino firm, RWM has passed the Pagcor inspection that determined how the enhancements and new security, safety and emergency protocols have been fortified after the attacks.
The casino is yet to be inspected by Police and fire officials to determine the relevant security standards which would not be affected by the reopening of the casino according to the Pagcor assistant vice-president Carmelita Valdez.