By Karen Bong
KUCHING, June 17: Sarawakians need to hold back their gaming urges a little while more even though Sports Toto, Magnum and Da Ma Cai have resumed business in Peninsular Malaysia today.
4D outlet operators in Sarawak are still waiting for the green light from the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) to reopen for business.
Yesterday (June 16), Magnum and Sports Toto announced via their respective Facebook pages about the reopening of all its outlets nationwide starting June 17 while Da Ma Cai put up an official notice on its official website.
Sports Toto, in its Facebook page, disclosed that services such as the selling of tickets, prize claiming and ticket refunds for affected advance draws from March 18, 2020 to April 4, 2020, will resume starting June today.
Customers who bought advance draw tickets during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period may get a refund within 60 days starting from June 17.
Giving a friendly reminder, Sports Toto encouraged customers to pre-write numbers at home and buy advance draw tickets or tickets on non-draw days and non-peak hours during draw days to reduce physical contact at sales outlets.
Meanwhile, Magnum disclosed that customers may get refunds for tickets bought for Draw IDs 325/20 to 330/20 before the MCO period starting June 17 to Aug 16.
It reminded customers to stay safe by practising good hygiene and social distancing when visiting its outlets.
Da Ma Cai and dmcGO, in a notice on its website, highlighted that strict precautionary measures will be implemented in all outlets to ensure a safe gaming experience for customers.
The company added that tickets with draws number 5039/20, 5040/20 and 5041/20 will be refunded until Aug 16, 2020.
All customers visiting 4D outlets are required to adhere to precautionary measures in place including taking body temperatures, recording details upon checking in either through QR codes or manually writing down details in a book, sanitising hands, wearing mask and maintaining social distance.
Lottery outlets throughout Malaysia had not been operating for more than three months since MCO was implemented on March 18.
The reopening of the lottery business follows the implementation of the Recovery MCO last Wednesday (June 10) to allow nearly all business sectors to operate with required standard operating procedures in place.
The RMCO is scheduled to last until Aug 31. — DayakDaily