The 2023 Southeast Asian Games will be the 32nd installment of the Olympic-style games. The games will include events and athletes from 11 countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
The 2023 SEA Games will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 5th-16th. This upcoming year’s competition is the first time Cambodia will host the games, and it is customary for the host country to choose the sporting competitions. Previously Cambodia was offered to host the 3rd SEAP Games in 1963 but was unable to host the event due to the political situation in the country at the time.
Originally the Philippines was supposed to host the 2023 Games, but after Brunei withdrew its hosting privileges for 2019, the Philippines was moved up to 2019.
Now that Cambodia has control of the upcoming competition, they plan to play 49 sports and 632 events, a new record for the SEA Games. Several members of the SEAG Federation do not agree with all the latest additions.
New Additions Proposed For 2023
Cambodia is looking to add 30 events in Vovinam, 24 events in Martial Arts Korea, and 13 in Dragonboat.
The Philippine Olympic Committee president and Representative Abraham Tolentino told the media that if all these games are allowed in the competitions, it will be the biggest SEA Games ever; however, the POC is expected to contest the new additions.
What Games Will Be Played At The 32nd SEA Games
Below is a list of the games confirmed for the 2023 SEA Games.
- Aquatics: Diving, Swimming, Finswimming, Water polo
- Basketball: 3×3 Basketball, 5×5 Basketball
- Chess: Xiangqi, Ok Chakktrong
- Cycling: Mountain cycling, Road cycling
- Endurance Race: Aquathlon, Duathlon, Triathlon
- Gymnastics: Aerobic, Artistic
- Hockey: Field hockey, Indoor hockey
- Jet Ski
- Kun Khmer
- Martial arts: Arnis, Ju-jitsu, Kickboxing, Kun bokator, Martial arts Korea, ITF Rules, Vovinam
- Obstacle race
- Sepak takraw
- Pencak Silat
- Tennis: Tennis, Soft tennis
- Table tennis
- Traditional boat race
- Volleyball: Indoor, Beach
How To Bet On The 2023 SEA Games
Betting on Philippine sports is legal under current PH gambling laws if the sports betting service is not operating from within the Philippines. During the COVID 19 lockdowns, some domestic sports betting services were allowed to offer online sports betting if they obtained a license.
Legal sports betting from the Philippines can be achieved in two ways: domestic sportsbooks and online sports betting services operating outside the country.