THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Western Visayas is expanding its programs on different lotto games in all provinces of the region and is optimizing every outlet’s sales performance.

PCSO regional manager Jeanette Oberio led in the sales rally on Friday at the Westown in Iloilo City, with more than 1,000 corporate and individual sales agents attending it.

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The rally was made in a move to improve the overall sales of all games offered by PCSO to the general public.

Also present was Henry Muzarelli, franchise manager of Keno Lottery.

Oberio said a February 15, 2010 Circular from Conrado C. Zabella, PCSO assistant general manger of the On-Line Lottery Sector, sets the pace of sales rallies all over the country that sets adherence to operating hours and selling of all PCSO products.

Lotto outlets should operate at least eight hours a day and open every day from Monday to Sunday. They should carry all PCSO Lottery products, such as the traditional sweepstakes tickets, instant lotto Scratch Cards and Scratch It Cards, and make these available to all the patrons.

Oberio said the next product to be included in all lotto outlets is the Keno Lottery, which is now expanding its outlets from 20 playing stations and six main outlets in Iloilo City.

Keno machines are now available and the prospective operators may have to apply at the local PCSO office, Oberio said.

Aside from undergoing training on the operation of lotto terminals, lotto operators should also undergo training on selling of PCSO instant lotto games before they can operate the lotto terminals.

Thereafter, the lotto operators are required to undergo retraining yearly prior to the renewal of their identification cards.