NokTang
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June 4th, 2017 at 10:49:12 PM permalink
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He has been described as "a high roller" (by Filipino standards) who was apparently over $81,000(USD) in debt, his family describes him as "a gambling addict" and his distraught mom says that in April she and his father asked the Manila casinos to ban him, which apparently they did.

The burning felt on the tables downstairs in the casino spread to the carpet, which was apparently flammable (!) and as the casino filled with smoke some people didn't get out before choking on the fumes.



All of this seems impossible, even in the Philippines....

Running up $81,000.usd(equivalent in piso I assume) in gambling debts? You can be killed for $50.usd there..

Parents and family getting a 40 year old son banned from casinos?....

Flammable carpets in a casino?....

I'm sure I read about a ladies bathroom...I don't want to look again. So sad all of it.

God Bless Them and OO.
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June 4th, 2017 at 11:37:45 PM permalink
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...<SNIP>...

...I'm sure I read about a ladies bathroom...

...<SNIP>...

Yes, no doubt you did. Within the first day after the event CNN, among others, was one specifically quoting the description of those ladies being discovered in the bathroom:

Quote: CNN (on 6/2)

The victims, who did not appear to have been shot, are thought to have died of suffocation, Southern Police District Director Superintendent Tomas Apolinario said Friday. "Most of the victims were women who were found dead inside the bathroom," he added.

Link to Friday version of CNN story

He had a 2 liter soda bottle that was apparently filled with gasoline, and it has been suggested that he also had at least another in his backpack. There was only one gunshot wound, to the panicked lone armed guard inside the complex, who is said to have accidentally shot herself; and after spending plenty of time in-country I'm sure you'll understand why I don't find that last bit too surprising.
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Nevermind.
NokTang
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June 5th, 2017 at 5:28:20 AM permalink
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There was only one gunshot wound, to the panicked lone armed guard inside the complex, who is said to have accidentally shot herself; and after spending plenty of time in-country I'm sure you'll understand why I don't find that last bit too surprising.



My understanding/memory was the assailant also shot himself in the mouth in the hotel room. That not doing the trick, he then decided to burn himself to death. Again, only in the Philippines would you believe such stuff. I also specifically recall in Angeles City, in front of each and every bar, there were guards with machine guns. I don't know of course if these guns were loaded. Like you, I find nothing unbelievable there in these regards. Thirty Five seems like a lot in one bathroom, and a strange place to run and hide, but again, we weren't there. Perhaps a bathroom is a good place to hide, but only women in the women's bathroom at the time of such a panic? I just don't know. I'm planning on a trip to Manila soon but Resorts World was my destination for fine dining, at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in the mall and CRU Steakhouse in the Marriott. I also had some luck on the second floor casino, which I don't even know it is back open. RIP and God Bless Everyone. OO.
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June 13th, 2017 at 5:35:18 AM permalink
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I'm planning on a trip to Manila soon but Resorts World was my destination for fine dining, at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in the mall and CRU Steakhouse in the Marriott. I also had some luck on the second floor casino, which I don't even know it is back open. RIP and God Bless Everyone. OO.



The mall is due to reopen on Friday of this week, June 16th.

The casino remains closed out of respect for the deceased.

(I just looked online and got this information from a Manila newspaper link below)

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/06/09/1708308/resorts-world-manila-set-reopen-shopping-section
NokTang
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June 29th, 2017 at 7:29:01 AM permalink
The casino at Resorts World in Manila has reopened. Either yesterday or today, not sure. Point being this would be a great time to slid in there and take advantage of a very nervous staff. Mistakes in the players advantage bound to be rampant. Security would be on frigging edge saying the very least. Let's get over there and take advantage of them...them being Genting, not the Filipino people. OO.

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