Over the past 3000 years, sabong or the cockfight has been an integral element of Filipino culture. I can still recall as a youngster and my friends would take me to the derby to sit in the crowds of people placing bets on the sabungan. It would be easy to imagine that this custom would die in the event of a pandemic, considering that large crowds are no longer permitted. But the Filipino sport has proven to be adaptable enough to the changing digital landscape. Cockfights that used to be which were held in cockpits have transformed into live streams, not just in the Philippines and even for international gamblers as well.
What is Online Sabong?
Go to the website of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR) website to find out the meaning of live online sabong or the eSabong. It is described in the following way ” the online/remote or off-site wagering/betting on live cockfighting matches, events, and/or activities streamed or broadcasted live from cockpit arena/s licensed or authorized by the Local Government Units having jurisdiction thereof.“
Is Online Sabong Legal / Legit?
The actual live sabong that is held traditionally on approved cockpits is permitted subject to certain restrictions. The traditional sabong is controlled by the concerned Local Government Units (LGU). In 1974, the Cockfighting Law of 1974 stipulates the following ” cockfighting shall be allowed only in licensed cockpits during Sundays and legal holidays and during local fiestas for not more than three days.”
It is important to note that this law doesn’t cover sabong that occurs on online platforms. So at one time it was a grey zone when it came to online sabong in the present Philippine law.
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PAGCOR’s website You’ll notice that there’s already a section that is dedicated to the eSabong. Additionally, it gives access to the regulation framework that outlines the processing of applications and the issuance of licenses to online Sabong operators.
Does this raise the issue of whether online sabong is legitimate or not? It depends on the company you’re trading with (operator examples include WPC16, SL618 Live as well as WPC15). In accordance with the regulatory guidelines, only PAGCOR-accredited companies are permitted to conduct online sabong transactions.
WPC16, WPC15, and SL618 Live
The most well-known online sabong websites include SL618 Live, WPC16, and WPC15. If you browse these sites you’ll find that their online registration for sabong pages shows that they’re authorized by PAGCOR. To make sure you’re dealing with a legitimate company you should inquire with PAGCOR directly to confirm that your involvement is legal.
How do I Register in Online Sabong and Gain Access to Dashboard Login
To sign up for live streaming online You just need to visit the PAGCOR website of an accredited operator and sign up for an account to log in to the login page. The basic information you require includes your first and last names, your telephone numbers, your Facebook account as well as a username and password.
In some sites, like SL618 and WPC16 in which you visit the registration pages, they are required to reach the Customer Service Representatives (CSR) via mobile, Viber, or Whatsapp to register if you don’t have an account.