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Gov Contreras urges police probe into illegal gambling in Capiz

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Governor Esteban Evan Nonoy Contreras has directed the Regional Police Office (PRO)-6 to investigate the alleged rampant illegal gambling operations in Roxas City.

Contreras said he sent a letter to PRO-6, noting that illegal gambling activities are rife in the towns of Dumalag, Dao, Cuartero, Sigma, Panay, Panitan, Maayon, and Pontevedra.

Eight groups approached him to express their interest to handle the Small Town Lotter (STL) operations in Capiz, he added. (https://bit.ly/2qV1PGa)

The governor, however, rejected their overtures for lack of permission from the Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office.

Contreras has denied reports that he already allowed STL operations in the province.