Three countries will host the 2023 FIBA World Cup: the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia, and it will be the second time in history that 32 teams will compete.
As most of us know, Basketball is big news in the Philippines, and the FIBA World Cup is the holy grail for international competitions. This competition will also be the second time that FIBA has been hosted on Philippine soil. The basketball tournament will start on August 25th and conclude on September 10th, 2023.
The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is the organization of the Philippines government that oversees everything sports related throughout the country. The PSC is committed to increasing sports participation across all Filipino sporting leagues and competitions. They also work closely with the national teams and athletes to ensure that the Philippines is represented as they see fit.
Noli Eala PSC Commissioner Asks For Support
Noli Eala is the newly appointed chairman of the PSC; as a former chairman and project director of the original Smart Gilas Pilipinas, Eala is very familiar with Philippine sports. Recently he told the press that he encourages everyone, not just basketball-loving Filipinos, to support the county and the FIBA World Cup.
Betting On International Basketball
There are a couple of ways Filipinos can wager on international and professional Basketball, online and with domestic sportsbooks. Domestic sportsbooks offer betting lines on events that happen outside of the country, so for now, we are unsure if there will be basketball odds for the FIBA World Cup at domestic sports betting locations.
Legal online sportsbooks in the Philippines operate offshore and can legally provide betting lines to Filipinos who wish to gamble on professional and international basketball events.
While most of the odds are based on popular leagues like the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), and other international leagues, FIBA World Cup Odds will be available online once the event draws near.