The National Gaming Control Board refutes claims on social media that NGCB will shut down Pacific Racing Betting Shops nationwide.
Certain individuals with malicious and ill intent to tarnish the reputation of NGCB have put up the social media post.
All Pacific Racing Betting Shops are current and in operation.
“Spreading rumors and fake news on social media with the intent to incite anger, frustration and tarnish the good name of a state owned organization is ridiculous, outrageous and unreasonable,” said NGCB CEO Imelda Agon.
The NGCB is committed in ensuring the operation of the gaming industry remains uninterrupted especially during this time when the industry is recovering from the closure of gaming operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I strongly urged Papua New Guineans and especially social media users, to be wary of fake news and scammers that are encroaching our societies with unfounded reports and publications.”
“I also strongly urge punters to gamble responsibly and know your limits,” said CEO Agon.