The Philippines is the only country in the world that accepted online bets for cockfights. The rapidly rising industry has raked in billions in wagers, outearning traditional casinos in the country.
The days of cockfighting are long over in Puerto Rico as the island’s appeal to overturn a 2018 federal law banning the blood sport has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.
E-sabong, also known as online cockfighting, became widespread in the Philippines at the height of the pandemic. Now, President Duterte has ordered to shut down all operations of e-sabong in the country.
Irreverent Labs’ first game, MechaFightClub, has received $40 million in funding. The robot cockfighting game utilizes NFTs and blockchain for collectible characters.