The Philippine government is considering regulating online cockfighting betting, or e-Sabong. In the meantime, legal Philippine offshore sportsbooks don’t offer betting lines on sabong. Once these regulations are enacted, you will be able to place bets on sabong online.
PAGCOR has teamed up with law enforcement agencies and the National Bureau of Investigation to regulate the industry. The aim is to shut down illegal sites. Otherwise, the industry will become more widespread, PAGCOR says. This is why there’s a need for regulation on e-sabong.
In order to play online sabong, you need to register with a PAGCOR-accredited operator. This usually requires a user name, last name, email address, and contact number. In some cases, you may also have to provide a Facebook account. You’ll also be asked to set up a password. Some websites will also require a customer support service to handle any issues you may have.
Legal online Philippine sportsbooks may also offer e-Sabong betting. The Philippine government is considering legalizing online sports betting, despite the fact that e-Sabong is still considered a grey-market activity. If e-Sabong becomes legal, it could open the door to other domestic online sportsbook operations.