Threat assessment capability seen as key to casino security

The deadly attack on Resorts World Manila (RWM) last year was a wake-up call for casino resorts in the Philippines and across the wider region, leading to calls to improve security and properly assess the risks facing each jurisdiction. It was an incident that made headline news around the world. In the early hours of June 2 last year, a lone gunman entered Resorts World Manila (RWM) in the Philippine capital and left 38 dead (including himself) and 54 wounded after he fired shots and set fire to gaming tables. Most of the victims succumbed to smoke inhalation. Islamic State claimed responsibility but the police later confirmed that it was a botched robbery perpetrated by heavily indebted gambler, Jessie Carlos. In the aftermath of the arson last June, PAGCOR suspended the provisional license belonging to Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. (TIHGI) which operates casinos and other gaming facilities under the...

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