Responsible Gambling – Playing Smart at Sabong Philippines

We all love the thrill of a bet, the excitement of a match, the potential for a win. But at Sabong Philippines, we believe the fun should never come at a cost. That’s why responsible gambling is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team, spinning the virtual reels, or enjoying the thrill of online sabong, here’s how we help you keep the game enjoyable and in control.

responsible gambling

Know Your Limits

know your limits

Establish Deposit Limits:

Before initiating your gaming session, take a moment to assess your financial situation. Determine an amount that aligns with your budget and is comfortable for you to spend. Utilize our deposit limits tool, which empowers you to set specific caps on your deposits. Whether on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, these limits act as a safeguard, preventing you from surpassing your predetermined spending boundaries.

Incorporate Reality Checks:

To maintain a healthy awareness of your gaming activity, activate reality checks. These periodic pop-up reminders serve as gentle prompts, offering a moment of reflection on both the time spent and money wagered during your session.

Play for the Fun

play for fun

Gambling as Entertainment:

Cultivate the perspective that gambling is a form of entertainment akin to engaging in any other leisure activity. Focus on the excitement of the game itself, appreciating the experience rather than solely fixating on the potential monetary outcome. 

Avoid Chasing Losses:

One of the cardinal rules in responsible gaming is to refrain from chasing losses. Recognize that setbacks are a natural part of gambling, and attempting to recover lost funds hastily can lead to detrimental consequences. Instead, adopt a measured approach by taking breaks or stepping away if things aren’t going as planned.

Reflect on Enjoyment:

Regularly reflect on the enjoyment derived from your gambling experiences. Ask yourself what aspects of the activity bring you satisfaction and fulfillment. This self-awareness enables you to tailor your gaming habits to align with your personal preferences, creating a more meaningful and enjoyable pastime.

Seek Help if Needed

seek help if needed

We’re Here to Communicate with You: Our skilled customer support team is accessible anytime to provide assistance and direction. They can answer your questions, give resources, and, if necessary, connect you with third-party organizations.

External Resources: We partner with respected organizations like GamCare and GambleAware to offer additional support and resources. Their websites and helplines are confidential and can provide valuable guidance.

Remember, responsible gambling is not about stopping the fun; and it’s about playing smart and keeping control. So, enjoy the games, the bets, and the thrill, but always do it responsibly. At Sabong Philippines, we’re here to make sure your gambling experience remains enjoyable and safe.

PAGCOR Exclusion Program

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation is committed to promoting responsible gambling practices through its exclusion program, which offers individuals a means to voluntarily exclude themselves from gambling activities in all PAGCOR-operated and regulated establishments. This program aims to provide a supportive framework for those who recognize the need to control and manage their gambling behavior. For detailed information on the forms and procedures associated with the exclusion program, please visit the official PAGCOR website at

pagcor exclusion program

There are two distinct types of exclusion programs that individuals can opt for:

1. Self-Exclusion

  • Individuals can voluntarily request exclusion for periods of 6 months, one year, or five years.
  • Upon the conclusion of the selected exclusion period, the exclusion order is automatically lifted.
  • The six-month exclusion period is considered irrevocable.
  • Extensions may be granted, with a minimum duration of six (6) months.

2. Family Exclusion

  • Family members, including spouses, children aged at least 21 years, and parents, have the authority to request exclusion on behalf of a family member.
  • The player can request exclusion for durations of 6 months, one year, or three years.
  • Upon completion of the chosen exclusion period, the family exclusion order is automatically lifted unless the family reapplies for exclusion.
  • For those passionate about online Sabong, it is essential to integrate responsible gambling practices into the experience. Here are some tips:

You can contact PAGCOR for any concerns or clarifications at [email protected].

Responsible Gambling Tips for the Passionate Online Sabong Fan

responsible gambling tips

Understanding the Arena

Educate yourself on the different cockfighting breeds, their strengths and weaknesses, and their typical fighting styles. This knowledge allows you to make informed wagers based on the rooster’s pedigree and potential performance.

Don’t just blindly follow the odds. Understand how odds are calculated and what they represent in terms of win probability. Analyze the “ante,” which indicates the initial stakes and potential payouts, to make strategic decisions about your wager size.

Staying in Control of the Game

Establish a pre-match routine to avoid making impulsive bets. Set a specific budget for your online sabong session and stick to it. Avoid betting under strong emotions or the influence of alcohol, as clouded judgment can lead to poor decisions.

Online sabong can be intense, with matches unfolding rapidly. Don’t hesitate to utilize timeouts to step back, assess your bets, and recalibrate your strategy. Short breaks might help you maintain your concentration and avoid losing your temper.

Keeping track of your losses and wins allows you to follow how much you spend and detect potential practices. This self-awareness empowers you to adjust your betting behavior and ensure responsible gambling practices.

Prioritize Your Wellbeing

Remember, online sabong is a form of entertainment, not a source of income. Prioritize your mental well-being and physical health by engaging in other activities you enjoy. Maintaining a healthy balance between online sabong and other aspects of life is key to responsible gambling.

If you ever feel like your online sabong activity is becoming problematic, don’t hesitate to seek help. Utilize the resources provided by Sabong Philippines and external organizations like GamCare and GambleAware. 

Help can also be sought online from the following:

Global Gambling Guidance Group –

Gambling Therapy –

Life Change Recovery Center –


Utilize Sabong Philippines’s deposit limit tool to restrict your spending beforehand. Decide on a comfortable amount and stick to it.

Utilize Sabong Philippines’s transaction history or keep a personal log to monitor your spending and identify potential patterns.

Explore forums, social media groups, or dedicated communities that promote responsible gambling practices within online sabong.

Sabong Philippines provides self-exclusion tools, reality checks, deposit limits, and access to trained customer care for guidance.


The thrill of online sabong doesn’t have to come at the cost of your well-being. By understanding the game, setting boundaries, and prioritizing responsible practices, you can enjoy the excitement of the fight while keeping the fun in control. Remember, Sabong Philippines is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all players. Utilize the resources available, stay informed, and gamble responsibly. Let’s keep the passion for the roosters alive, one responsible wager at a time!