June 9, 2017 / 8:58 AM / 10 months ago

Philippine regulator orders Resorts World to stop gaming operations

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine gaming regulator on Friday ordered Resorts World Manila to halt gaming operations during the investigation of a casino attack that killed 37 people.

A security guard stands on attention in front of a memorial for those killed in a casino fire caused by a gunman at Resorts World in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Police have identified the gunman behind the June 2 attack as a heavily indebted Philippine man addicted to gambling, ruling out any involvement by Islamic militants.

Resorts World was ordered to “cease and desist all gaming operations pending investigation and final determination by PAGCOR of RWM’s liability,” Andrea Domingo, chairman of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), told reporters.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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