A cockfight is a blood sport between two cocks or more held in a ring called a cockpit. The history of raising fowl for fighting goes back 6,000 years. The process is that two owners place their gamecock in the cockpit. The cocks fight fiercely until either one of them dies or is critically injured.
Cockfighting is actually an illegal activity throughout South and Central America, Africa and Asia except for Philippines, where it is accepted as the national sport, and is 100% legal. Cockfighting, locally named Sabong, is a popular pastime in the Philippines where both illegal and legal cockfights occur. Legal cockfights are held in cockpits every week, while illegal ones called tupada or tigbakay, are held in secluded cockpits where authorities cannot raid them.
How they fight
There are two kinds of knives used in Philippine cockfighting, knives or gaffs. The single edge blade that are used in derbies and double edged blades with different lengths of knives . Most of the time, the knives are attached on the left leg of the bird, but depending on agreement between owners, blades can be attached on the right or even on both legs. Sabong and illegal tupada, are judged by a referee called sentensyador or koyme, whose verdict is final and not subject to any appeal.Bets are usually taken by the kristo. LEARN HOW TO BET Firstly, choose between two roosters. One is llamado (the crowd’s favorite who is sought to most likely to win) and the dejado or the underdog whose winning chance is deemed slimmer. In short, betting on the llamado means winning less and on dejado means getting more, depending on the odds. Two kinds of bets could be placed during the match: one in the galleries and the other with the pit manager in the arena. In this case, a ten percent plasada or arena fee is deducted from the total bet. Tipping rate is ten percent of the total loot. However, no tip is expected if one loses a bet. Now that you’ve had a brief introduction to cockfighting, what are you waiting for? Register here to try your cockfighting betting luck