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MegaSportsWorld Philippines Sportsbook Review
MegaSportsWorld (MSW) is committed to endorsing responsible betting as well as promoting the awareness of problem gambling and improving prevention, intervention and treatment. We believe it is our responsibility that our players enjoy their wagering experience, while remaining fully aware of the social and financial harms associated with problem gambling.
In accordance with relevant laws and regulations, the following are prohibited from opening/maintaining an account and placing bets with MSW:
- Persons under twenty-one (21) years of age or students of any school, college or university in the Philippines;
- Government officials connected directly with the operation of the government or any of its agencies and their immediate relatives (parents, spouse and children);
- Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (including the Army, Navy and Airforce) and the Philippine National Police;
- PAGCOR Gaming Employment License (GEL) holders directly or indirectly involved in gaming operations;
- Persons included in the National Database of Restricted Persons (NDRP);
Betting is a form of entertainment and should never place a burden on your life either financially or emotionally. Borrowing money to bet, spending above your budget or using money allocated for other purposes is not only unwise but can lead to significant problems for you and others around you. We want you to enjoy playing with MSW, so bet responsibly and have fun!
MANAGING YOUR PLAY
For players who enjoy gambling frequently, it is not uncommon to spend over their budget sometimes. We advise that specific budget plans be made to ensure your gambling expenditure is affordable. Sometimes people deny the extent of their own problems and seek help only in crisis. Ask yourself honestly and if you think you might have a problem, set yourself the goal of stopping gambling for two weeks or a month as a test. If you are unable to achieve this, you could have a problem and this might affect not only you but also your family, career, and personal life. Please gamble responsibly.
If you feel you or a family member has a gambling problem, here is what you can do:
- GET HELP: Get in touch with the following help centers:
- Life Change Recovery Center– The Life Change Recovery Center (or LCRC) is a private and professional treatment facility for individuals with addiction, psychiatric conditions, and/or behavioral problems.
Address: #105 Scout Rallos Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City
Phone: (+632) 415-6529, (+632) 415 -7964
Bridges of Hope Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc.– Bridges of Hope uses Therapeutic Community to treat people with drug, alcohol, and behavioral addictions. Through personalized and progressive rehabilitation program, they help their residents realize a renewed sense of self-worth, nurture and relearn life skills that were once taken for granted, renew hopes and goals for better and healthier lives, and ultimately help them become positive and productive members of their family and of society as a whole.
Address: 364, Aguirre Ave., Phase 3, BF Homes, Paranaque City.
Tel. No.: +63 2662 0193
Mobile Nos.: +63 917 509 8826/ +63 917 509 8826
New Manila Branch
12, Orestes Lane, Mariposa St.,
New Manila, Quezon City.
Tel. No.: +63 2502 0600
Mobile Nos.: +63 917 856 0623/ +63 917 856 0623
806 Ouano St., Ibabao-Estancia,
Mandaue City, Cebu 6014.
Telephone Number: +63 32 420 9287
Mobile Number: +63 917 704 6659
32-7 Flora Ave. Extn,
Nepo Center, Angeles City,
Telephone Number: +63 45 436 5835 / +63 45 436 5836
Mobile Number: 09173035540 / 09088641712
- EXCLUSION PROGRAM:
PAGCOR manages the exclusion program which excludes you from gambling in all PAGCOR operated and regulated establishments.
The forms and procedures can be found here. There are two types of exclusion programs:
- You can request for an exclusion period of 6 months, 1 year or 5 years. After the lapse of your selected period, the exclusion order will be lifted automatically;
- The six-month exclusion period is irrevocable;
- Extensions may be granted for at least six (6) months;
- Any of the following family members can request for exclusion: spouse, child at least 18 years of age and a parent;
- The applicant may request for an exclusion period of 6 months, 1 year or 3 years. After completion of the exclusion period, the family exclusion order will be lifted automatically unless the family re-applies for exclusion.
You can contact PAGCOR for any concerns or clarifications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bonuses and Promotions
Types of Bets
In This Review
The MSW bookmaker is the first Philippine-based betting platform that was fully accredited under the recent strict national PAGCOR regulations.
MegaSportsWorld is a classic example of an offline bookmaker with a secondary website. Bets can be placed and confirmed only physically at the local outlets. Similarly, to sign up, one has to present a personal ID (21+ age required) to a cashier, place a bet or make a minimal deposit of 100 PHP, and receive an RFID chip.
Accordingly, the site’s main goal is simply to monitor the coming events and show relevant odds – plainly used as a bet calculator, no online stakes are available.
More than 100 outlets across the country
High credibility due to rigid law compliance
Exclusive Filippino games, like sabong
MVP Service privileges guaranteed to major bettors
No ongoing promotional offers [June 2020]
Only real cash offline payments supported
Compared to international bookmakers, MegaSportsWorld’s odds are regarded as advantageous strictly in the area of Philippinean sports events. Taking the USA NBA League as an example, it is likely that more profitable betting conditions are offered by other betting companies. However, stakes on Philippine national boxing or sabong (cockfighting) are presumably extremely promising in terms of the margins.
Tip: always verify the current odds of an event in a MSW kiosk: either ask an MSW representative or visit the site right before confirming the stake.
The MegaSportsWorld mobile application for iOS & Android can be installed as a part of the VIP Premier Service. To qualify, a punter must be able to sustain a sum of 10 thousand pesos in betting circulation for two successive months. A valuable piece of functionality is gained: wagers will be accepted via the video-call system ingrained in the app (after verifying your identity in the first place).
Obviously, the entering requirement is far from feasible for many of the players – therefore, nothing more than sticking to the customary site-kiosk model can be proposed.
A considerable downside of the MSW betting platform is a lack of bonuses and promotional codes. Even though rare promotional actions, such as free bets distribution of 2011, were introduced in the past, there haven’t been any promotions in a long time.
Given that fresh bonuses always boost the common stance on a bookie and creatively transform the betting routine, the MightyTips experts express our solemn hopes of future changes in the rewards policy. Still, the absence of such benefits may be tied to the rigorous restrictions of the Philippinean PAGCOR agency license.
Since MegaSportsWorld activities are currently down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to revisiting the bookmaker when it opens. Maybe this forced break will make the company reconsider its position on bonuses and promotions.
Single and accumulator alone are supported – the minimum sum to stake per bet is ₱100 for outlets and terminals or ₱1,000 for MVP Service participants. No maximum stake amount is designated.
Mega Sports World Virtual sports are hosted as well with the least acceptable sum of just 10 pesos. The soonest virtual games to start can be found in the right part of the page, under the bet slip window. In addition, so-called “Outrights” can be bet on, which means wagering on the active tournaments’ results.
Apart from the local types of sports, 18 international categories of standard and virtual sports are upheld on a regular basis. Some of them are:
- NBA Basketball
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sports & etc.
Still, the accessible types of events tend to be dynamic due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other unpredictable factors.
The MegaSportsWorld betting site is the only Philippine bookmaker to be completely registered in accordance with the “stern” national regulatory guidelines. The prominent accreditation happened in 2019. Additionally, we have not found any truly backed critical articles against the MSW.
Nonetheless, the news of June 2020 about the PAGCOR Corporation and POGO (their subdivision) concerning the secret tax schemes and the majority of Chinese office workers raises doubt about the clarity of MegaSportsWorld accountability to the Philippine law.
The conflict goes on today, and no solid conclusions can be made now. Yet, the longstanding criticism of the bookmaker’s main supervisor is never a good thing. Therefore, stay alert.
We already know that the bookmaker’s range of online functions is very limited. Similar to the registration process, the only way to deposit funds to your account is offline: at any MSW outlet, cash transactions in Philippine peso only are accepted. Also, be wary of the 20% governmental tax imposed on all separate winnings of more than PHP 10,000.
The map of nearest MegaSportsWorld branches can be viewed in the “Store Locator” tab on the official site. Notably, under the new SBPA regulations, the deposit & withdrawal operations can only be processed in the outlet where the user was initially registered – reassuringly, the MSW claims the measures are temporary.
All winnings are credited straight to your account at the end of the day – further on, you can withdraw the money at a valid outlet. Although minimal payouts are not emphasized, single maximum payouts are clearly defined, varying between PHP 500 thousand and 2,5 million.
To get assistance, players may contact the MegaSportsWorld Customer Support via the following methods:
- Phone Hotline (24/7)
- MSW Video Call Service (VIP only)
Sadly, the betting site does not provide for a live chat – probably the most convenient way to get online support. However, bearing in mind that MSW bookmaker builds a lot of the functionality on video and phone calls, the hotline assistance managers are swift and professional in their conduct.
Summing up, the Mega Sports World Philippine bookmaker is, frankly, not for everyone. Surely, there are people who would like to bet offline, which is usually accompanied by live communication, friends, and an indispensable feeling of paper banknotes in your hand.
However, with the ubiquitous presence of modern online bookmakers of offshore origin and worldwide reputation, the ultimate choice of a bookmaker is clear for lots of reasonable young bettors.
At the end of the day, we do not give a readymade solution but let you make a choice for yourself.
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