PCSO disowns ‘online jueteng’

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MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) washed its hands off the alleged “online jueteng” operations of one of its lotto operators.

The national sweepstakes office denied on Wednesday that it allowed its lotto agent World Reliance Trading Corporation (WRTC) to sell lottery tickets through SMS or online.

“WRTC is a lotto agent of PCSO. However, it is not authorized to sell lotto tickets via mobile phone texting or through the Internet, nor process payment of lotto tickets via G-cash or other electronic measures,” the PCSO said in a statement on Wednesday.

The PCSO was reacting to a writeup published on Tuesday in the Inquirer, in which Philippine Gaming Management Corp. (PGMC) legal counsel Jose Bernas complained that WRTC was accepting bets through text messages and indirectly selling lotto tickets like a “bookie operation.”

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  • Cerise David

    “Dial *141# to register” ayun o, sabi sa www mobilelotto ph.

    Edit: ay nawala na. Ambilis ah

  • Loggnat

    Washing their hands is not good enough. They should determine if the allegation is true and if it is, they should rescind the franchise of the agent company to sell lottery tickets and file charges against the company for unauthorized and illegal ways of selling the tickets.

  • kangsongdaeguk

    Eh kasi naman bakit ba di pa magpasimuno ng online betting tong PCSO? Hong Kong already has it on their Mark Six for ages! 

  • disqusted0fu

    PCSO… Whatever happened to the irregularities on the accounts of Pnoy’s board members that the COA audited? Gone with the wind? Because they are Pnoy’s allies?

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