2020 has brought us many things, including mask mandates, sport bubbles, quarantines, and more. Still, most notably, fans have found a way to support the teams they love by attending virtually in front of their webcam, thus leading to a virtual fans’ phenomenon.
If you have been watching sports, you might be wondering where have all the fans gone or what is that in the stands? Chances are by now you have seen virtual fans in attendance.
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has finally announced that virtual fans can attend PBA games starting Oct 15. Initially, the league was going to let fans watch virtually on Oct 19, but after a public outcry, the league decided to fast-track the innovation in time for the Barangay Ginebra vs. Blackwater and Phoenix vs. North Port.
🏀 We hear you! Starting October 15, you can now be a PBA Virtual Fan!
— PBA (@pbaconnect) October 13, 2020
Fans looking to participate in the virtual viewing can follow the PBA on twitter. The PBA has announced that they will post registration links daily for fans looking to attend the virtual event.
In addition to leaving your digital footprint in the crowd, fans of the game can wager online with offshore sportsbooks that cater to Philippine residents. PH residents can bet online with legal sportsbooks such as BetOnline, MyBookie, and more.
These above-mentioned sports betting sites are operating legally under Philippine gambling laws that state only legally licensed offshore sites can accept PH bettors. Domestic sports betting sites such as MegaSportsWorld are not allowed to accept wagers on events that take place in the Philippines. This law makes online sportsbooks the go-to place for betting on the Philippine Cup and other PBA basketball events.
Below are the current odds for the next Philippine Cup matchups. From left to right, the odds are spread, money line, and totals. Or click here to view them online at BetOnline’s Sportsbook.
BetOnline Odds For Thursday, Oct 15, 2020:
Philippine Cup Games
- Phoenix -4½ -110 | -211 | Ov 194½ -117
- Global Port Batang Pier +4½ -110 | +181 | Un 194½ -103
- Blackwater Elite +7½ -110 | +275 | Ov 185½ -110
- Barangay Ginebra -7½ -110 | -330 | Un 185½ -110