E-Sabong Licensing Department

E-Sabong Public Advisory


“Sabong” or the placing of bets on live cockfighting is an established tradition in the Philippines that dates as early as three thousand (3,000) years ago. The gaming activity is essentially placing two roosters/cocks in an arena and betting on which between the two comes out victorious. Regulation of live cockfighting in cockpit arenas is regulated by the Local Government Unit concerned. On the other hand, regulation of online sabong or eSabong is regulated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation pursuant to the PAGCOR Charter which fact was clarified by the Office of the Solicitor General and the Department of Justice.


eSabong is defined as the online/remote or off-site wagering/betting on live cockfighting matches, events, and/or activities streamed or broadcasted live from cockpit arena/s licensed or authorized by the Local Government Units having jurisdiction thereof.


The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s E-Sabong regulatory function is undertaken primarily by the E-Sabong Licensing Department (ESLD). This includes the development of the regulatory framework, processing of applications, issuance of licenses to conduct E-Sabong operations, and other related tasks.


Should you need additional information, you may email us at E-Sabong@pagcor.ph


PAGCOR Executive Office
5F Room 509 New Coast Hotel Manila
1588 MH Del Pilar cor Pedro Gil St. Malate, Manila
Trunk Line: (632)8242-0121 Loc. 470


Regulatory Framework for E-Sabong Off-Cockpit Betting Station (OCBS) (updated as of 04272022))


Regulatory Framework for E-Sabong Auxiliary Operations (ESAO)


E-Sabong Regulatory Framework (updated as of 04272022)


ESLD Form 1 - E-Sabong Operations Registration Form - Application for License


ESLD Form 2 - E-Sabong Payment Processing Request Form


ESLD Form 3 - E-Sabong Auxillary Operations Registration Form - Application for Permit


ESLD Form 4 - Application for E-Sabong Off-Cockpit Betting Station


ESLD Form 5 - Request for Reprinting or Certified True Copies of License, Permit or Accreditation Certificate


ESLD Form 6 - E-Sabong Website Registration and Update Form


ESLD Form 7 - E-Sabong Authorized Cockpit Registration and Update Form


ESLD Form 8 - Off-Cockpit Betting Station Transfer / Movement of Gaming Equipment Notification Form


ESLD Form 9 - Change in Off-Cockpit Betting Station Operating Hours Notification Form


ESLD Form 10 - Temporary Suspension of Off-Cockpit Betting Station Operations Form


ESLD Form 11 - Self-Banning Application Form


ESLD Form 12 - Family-Banning Application Form


List of E-Sabong Operators - Licensed and allowed to commence operations as of 04282022


List of E-Sabong Auxillary Operators - Licensed and allowed to commence operations as of 04282022


List of Accredited E-Sabong Off-Cockpit Betting Stations as of 03142022

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