SPORTS betting gaming platform OKBet said it has been tapped as title sponsor for the fourth regular season of the country’s leading regional basketball league Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).
As title sponsor, OKBet, which aims to promote aspiring Filipino athletes, will support the whole MPBL season. Also, out of the 22 teams from the different provinces that will compete in the MPBL’s fourth season, OKBet will sponsor three teams, namely, the Marikina Shoemasters, the GenSan Warriors, and Sarangani Marlins.
This is the first time OKBet will sponsor a major sports gaming event, aligned with its goal of supporting Filipino athletes, specifically in basketball.
“We are excited to be part of MPBL and experience the adrenaline of the basketball teams competing for this year’s regular season. We are glad to support several teams this year. As we support this MPBL regular season, OKBet is looking forward to a stronger and long-term partnership with the major sporting leagues in the country, especially on sponsoring more athletes. We want to be part of the success of our Filipino athletes in whatever sport, starting with basketball through MPBL,” says Robert Chen, OKBet Vice President – Marketing and Business Development.
Basketball was always known for being a nation-building sport in the Philippines. With its popularity in the country, OKBet eyes to enhance the gaming experience through its platform with this partnership. As OKBet strengthens its presence in the sports betting platform industry in the country, they also aim to reach out to every Filipino through their love for this popular sport, together with the MPBL.
“As a Filipino company, we embody the Filipino culture of Bayanihan. With that, we are glad that it is MPBL that we have chosen as a partner for basketball sports. We believe we have the same goal of not just providing entertainment through sport but also providing support to our kababayans. Through this partnership with MPBL, we believe that it can be a way of bridging small communities and being able to promote camaraderie among Filipinos. We are inspired by their motto, ‘Ang liga ng bawat Pilipino’ which is basically what we also stand by, ‘by Filipinos, for the Filipino people,'” Chen added.
OKBet is set to forge their official contract signing with the MPBL this June 2022. The event will be attended by respected executives from both brands, including OKBet VP Robert Chen, MPBL founder Senator Manny Pacquiao, and representatives from the three teams supported by OKBet. The venue of the contract signing is yet to be announced by both brands.
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