Alert Level 3 Expanded, Beginning January 13th For Sportsbooks, Cockpits, and more.

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The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) is extending restrictions to “level 3” for 28 more areas until January 31st due to the spike in Covid-19 cases around the country. The “level 3” restrictions are in addition to the already in place “level 3” restrictions in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, and Laguna provinces.

With the new Alert “level 3”, local governments can impose reasonable travel restrictions. However, people under the age of 18 and those belonging to the vulnerable population can travel to get essential goods and services and work.

The new heightened restrictions prohibit the following:

  • Face-to-face classes
  • Contact sports
  • Fun fairs
  • Bars, Clubs, Concerts, Theatres
  • Casinos
  • Horse racing, Cockpits, Lottery, Sports Betting shops
  • Social gatherings of non-household residents

Other activities will be allowed to operate with a 30% capacity, including; cinemas, meetings, social events (weddings, engagement, and birthday parties), tourist attractions, libraries, Amusement parks, recreational venues, religious gatherings, exams, restaurants, personal care services, fitness services (non-contact only), entertainment production activities.

The following 28 areas will be placed under the new “level 3” restrictions:


  • Benguet
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • La Union
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Pangasinan
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Quezon Province
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay


  • Bacolod City
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Cebu City
  • Mandaue City
  • Tacloban City


  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Butuan City
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Cotabato City

How Will The New Restrictions Affect Sports Betting?

The main concern is for the health of athletes and fans alike. However, the restrictions have already halted the PBA Governor’s Cup and other Philippine sports. 

Other sports leagues worldwide are still playing, but bettors beware of Covid’s limitations. In the NFL and NBA, players that test positive are not allowed to play, which will affect sports betting lines.

Where Can I Bet On Sports With Local Bookies Forced To Close?

We have always advocated for online sportsbooks available to Filipino bettors because of the perks associated with online gambling. The following reasons are why you should bet on sports online:

  • More betting options
  • Bet on Philippine sports
  • Accepts crypto
  • Lucrative bonus options (Welcome, Reload, etc.)
  • Exclusive promotions and rewards

What Should I Do To Stay Safe During The Alert Level 3?

Everyone has different needs, but here are some excellent options for protecting yourself during an Alert “level 3”. 

  • Wear a mask in public
  • Use disinfectant to wash hands
  • Limit social contact

And remember, if you are still looking to bet on sports, use legal online sportsbooks.

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