Filipino gaming platform OKBet draws festive cheers in Bacolod MPBL games

THE games were extra festive and colorful in Bacolod City as the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League’s (MPBL) title sponsor OKBet delivered on its promise to bring the city’s MassKara Festival to life a few months earlier than traditionally scheduled. 

OKBet, the rising star in the local sports entertainment industry and MPBL’s official partner for its ongoing fourth regular season, kicked off the two-day “OKBet Goes To Bacolod” event last July 18 at the University of St. La Salle Gymnasium, coinciding with the highly-anticipated games of the regional basketball league. 

The MPBL featured games among local team Bacolod Bingo Plus, Valenzuela City XUR Homes Realty Inc., Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines and Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards.  

A troupe of local performers donning kaleidoscopic costumes and their signature smiling masks entertained both the local crows and the passionate supporters that poured into the court. 

A special booth clad in the OKBet brand’s colors was set up in the venue, where lucky fans got their hands loaded with freebies and prizes, including OKBet shirts, lanyards and the chance to meet-and-greet the players. 

The multi-industry company also donated hygiene kits to the city government of Bacolod as part of its ongoing string of corporate social responsibility initiatives that took off just a week earlier in Muntinlupa.

This was done during the press conference hosted by Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez that welcomed the MPBL delegates. 

MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes formally welcomed OKBet as this season’s title sponsor last June 12 in a joint press conference at the Grand Ballroom of the Okada Manila in Parañaque City.

Duremdes noted that the two parties share a common goal in empowering home-grown talents for them to reach their full potential, especially in these trying times when we are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.