The 2021-22 Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) Governor’s Cup tournament is heading to game six after Ginebra took game five to lead the series 3-2 over Meralco.
One of the most impressive details about game five of the cup had nothing to do with the actual play on the court but instead the number of spectators that came to cheer on their favorite PBA teams. Game 5 of the Governor’s Cup had a post-Covid record turnout of 18,251 fans in attendance. Before game five of the Governor’s Cup, the post-pandemic attendance record was game four of the Governors Cup Finals, where 17,298 fans came to see the action.
Betting On Basketball From The Philippines
With attendance picking up, betting on the PBA has also picked up steam as online sportsbooks have started offering basketball odds to Filipino account holders. Not only can you bet on the PBA Governors Cup, but you will also find sports betting lines for NBA basketball and other international basketball leagues.
When looking for basketball betting lines, it is important to shop odds from several online sportsbooks to find the best value before you place a bet. We typically play basketball betting lines from BetOnline or SportsBettingAG as they both usually offer numerous lines for PBA competitions and international basketball leagues.
PH Gambling Laws For Online Betting
When it comes to betting online sports, PH gambling laws only outlaw online sports betting from sportsbooks located inside the country. Therefore, offshore sportsbooks can legally offer online betting options without breaking Philippine rules. The best part is that Filipino residents can use these services without fear of prosecution from local authorities.
During the pandemic, PAGCOR, the government agency that regulates Philippine sports betting, allowed domestic sportsbooks the option to offer online betting. While this was great for many bettors, there were restrictions on local events. As a result of the restrictions, many bettors still opt to use offshore sportsbooks as there are fewer restrictions and more favorable odds.
Game 6 of the PBA Governor’s Cup finals is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th. If Meralco wins game six, a game seven will likely take place over the weekend or early next week.