Casinos ought to have the ethical obligation in serving to their shoppers already hooked on gambling, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III mentioned Sunday (June four).

Pimentel instantly issued the decision after authorities introduced the id of the lone gunman within the Resorts World Manila incident.

“All casinos should be reminded not to take advantage of addicted gamblers or players, not to take advantage of addicted gamblers or players not having full control of their mental faculties while gambling (like drunk gambling),” Pimentel mentioned in a textual content message to reporters.

“They should intervene and stop the player from throwing his money away without realizing it,” he added.

In a press convention, National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde revealed the gunman as former Department of Finance (DOF) worker Jesse Javier Carlos, 42.

Police investigation confirmed Carlos was closely indebted and was into gambling in casinos.

Following the Resorts World assault which left 38 folks lifeless, Pimentel urged the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to implement a coverage for casino operators to observe relating to avid gamers who could also be hooked on gambling.

He mentioned Pagcor must also have a counselling program out there for gambling addicts.