Pangasinan suspends jai-alai operations

Posted at 07/11/11 3:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Jai alai operations have been suspended in the province of Pangasinan.

In the betting station in Binmaley, the jai-alai operators admitted that there were no games scheduled on Monday.

“Stop operation kami ngayon,” said one operator.

The Court of Appeals had issued a temporary restraining order against the jai-alai operation of the Meridien Vista Gaming Corporation for 60 days.

The police in Pangasinan said, however, that they have not received any directive from the national headquarters to close betting stations or arrest operators.

“Wala pa tayong natatanggap na communication, sa newspaper lang,” said Police Supt. Rosueto Ricaforte. With a report from Cris Zuniga, ABS-CBN News Dagupan