E-sabong is the online or remote betting on live cockfighting matches
E-sabong is the online or remote betting on live cockfighting matches in licensed E-sabong arenas.
The cock fights are broadcasted live on an online betting platform.
Cockfighting activities in licensed cockpit arenas are regulated by the concerned local government unit
whereas the operations of online cockfighting in the entire country are monitored and regulated by PAGCOR.
Electronic cockfighting started to flourish last year at the height of the pandemic.
Gatdula said PAGCOR received an instruction from Malacañang to regulate this booming gambling industry.
DILG urges Facebook to remove illegal e-sabong pages
In a statement, the department said that DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya wrote Facebook requesting them to block several pages
groups, and accounts encouraging people to play illegal e-sabong in all of its social media affiliates or subsidiaries
Malaya said he submitted to Meta Platforms, Inc. the list of seven Facebook pages, groups
and accounts identified by the PNP Anti-Cyber Crime Group as catering to illegal e-sabong.