Thailand Lottery Office taking notes from PCSO

Delegates from the Thailand Government Lottery Office visited the offices of the the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) earlier this month to learn about transitioning from physical to online lottery, Manila Times reports.

Members of the GLO visited the PCSO headquarters on May 11, discussing online lottery and their related charity programs in the Philippines.

At present the sweepstakes draws in Thailand are being held two times a week, where 20 percent of sweepstakes sales goes to state revenues, and 60 percent are allocated for its game prizes.

The GLO delegation also watched Mid-Day EZ-2 Lotto and Suertres Draws conducted at the PCSO Draw Court in Mandaluyong City, and visited a PCSO lotto outlet to see the actual selling and buying of Lotto, Keno and Scratch-It tickets firsthand.

The on-line lottery of PCSO, just like in Thailand, received negative feedbacks from the various sectors when it started in 1995. However, the gaming public learned about the various medical and charitable services PCSO brings to the Filipino people nationwide and the lotto games were eventually accepted as the legal numbers games in the country.