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Regulatory Agencies | Games and Amusement Board

Games and Amusement Board

The GAB is the regulatory body of professional sports in the Philippines.


The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) regulates and supervises professional sports and allied activities to combat and prevent the existence and proliferation of illegal bookie joints and other forms of organized illegal gambling connected with all play-for-pay sports and amusement games.

GAB shall exercise supervision and regulation over the operation and conduct of the above mentioned professional sports and their activities in order to promote and maintain orderly, honest and fair conduct of games; provide protection to the betting public and patrons, practicing licensees in the professional sport concerned; and make professional sports activities a stable base for revenue generation.

The BIR’s powers and duties shall comprehend the assessment and collection of all national internal revenue taxes, fees, and charges, and the enforcement of all forfeitures, penalties, and fines connected therewith, including the execution of judgments in all cases decided in its favor by the Court of Tax Appeals and the ordinary courts. The Bureau shall give effect to and administer the supervisory and police powers conferred to it by this Code or other laws. (Section 2 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997)


• Enrichment of the Philippine professional sports in all its aspects through competent regulations and supervision.

• Promotion of character building to be inculcated among sports professionals for the love of their family and country.


• To develop promising and world class professional athletes fit for all aspect of competition

• To establish a solid foundation of professional sports mechanisms that will determine the achievements of present and future athletes.



2/F Legaspi Tower 200, Paseo de Roxas St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila

Telephone No.(+632) 840 0274 & (+632) 813 7109

GAB Call Center

email address:



Last updated on 06/01/2018