PNP shuts down 21K lotto, STL stations nationwide

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has closed down more than 21,000 lotto and Small-Town Lottery (STL) outlets and other betting areas for other numbers games licensed by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte.

PNP spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said most of those closed were STL betting outlets with 13,320, followed by lotto outlets at 5,187.

Outlets for Keno and Peryahan ng Bayan (PNB) were also closed, with 472 and 2,194, respectively, shut down as of Sunday.

“The closure is still ongoing. We are still consolidating data on how many outlets have been closed so far,” Banac said.

“Wala pang data from PCSO on the actual numbers we are hoping na all will just voluntarily comply para 100 percent,” he added. PNA