Philippines gaming regulator Pagcor has reversed its revocation of 20 eBingo sites run by Leisure and Resorts World, according to the company’s filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday.

Earlier this month, the regulator ordered the closure of 53 Bingo Bonanza and electronic games sites as they were in violation of distance restriction guidelines set by the government, which states that gaming outlets must be at least 200 meters from schools and churches.

“The approval was based on the recommendation of PAGCOR’s Gaming Licensing and Development Department (GLDD) and the legal opinion of its Corporate and Legal Services Department (CLSD) to honor the licenses of operators whose gaming sites are located inside malls, arcades and hotels and consider them exempted from distance requirements,” said the company in the filing.
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