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PCSO launches more "Keno Quick Panalo" outlets in Bacolod City

Bacolod City (1 June) -- Two more "Keno Quick Panalo" outlets were opened recently by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office in this city.

Jeanette Oberio, Regional Head of the of PCSO 6 in the Visayas, cut the ceremonial ribbon with Henri Muzzarelli, President of the Total Gaming Technologies, Inc. at the outlet of Mrs. Lydia Reboton situated behind El Camino Restaurant, along San Sebastian and Araneta Streets.

Another outlet located adjacent to Foodman, in front of Burgos Market was also opened with numerous games enthusiasts present.

The first two outlets are located at the Mabini-San Sebastian Streets and at the Goldenfield Commercial complex.

Tony Reyes, Chief Operations officer of Total Gaming Technologies, said that Keno gives players an opportunity to win up to 1 Million every 10 minutes and that the result is immediately seen from a TV monitor.

Reyes added that it is so easy to play, very wholesome, fun entertainment at a very minimal bet.

Keno was introduced into the country in bars and restaurants, March 2004, and re-launched in July, 2008 in lottery stations.

In Region 6, it was only introduced in December of 2009. There are a total of 53 stations in the region out of which 17 are in Negros Occidental. Nine are operating in Bacolod, Reyes said.

Oberio, on the other hand, said that PCSO hopes to set up stations in every city and municipality of the province.

Applicant agents are required to invest P 11,000.00, supported by a Surety Bond of P6,000.00 per year and to set up a P23,000.00 worth of computer set payable in one year.

Oberio clarified that agents are entitled to 5 percent of gross sales and should pay their cashier the minimum wage required by law. (CMO/PIA/EAD) [top]

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