A casino in the Philippine capital Manila could stay open indefinitely after an international court of law ruled that it cannot be forced to close because it was not a state entity.

Reuters reported that the Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled in favor of the resort company that operates the Taj Mahal casino in central Manila.

The decision came in a case brought by a group of lawyers from the Pacific Legal Foundation.

The resort company has been operating at a loss since it was hit by the 2008 global financial crisis, which forced it to close in 2015.

It was forced to restructure its operations in order to continue operating in a cashless environment.

But, the ruling by the court has made it possible to allow the Taj to remain open until a ruling is made by a higher court.

The court has yet to issue a decision on the matter, Reuters reported.