A Simplified How-to to Sports Betting via ArenaPlus in GCash

New to Sports Betting? You can easily set up your account in GCash.

Disclaimer: This post aims to educate and not to lure people into online gambling. Gambling has inherent high risks and it is up to you to manage your appetite with regard to games of chance. Please gamble with funds you are comfortable enough to lose.

ArenaPlus is the sports betting counterpart of BingoPlus. It allows you to bet on sports outcomes (local and foreign) which include basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, badminton, cricket, e-sports, table tennis, and baseball.

Basic How-to’s of Sports Betting

What are the different ways you can bet on sports?

There are a lot of different variations of bets. You can bet on a team to win or lose before a match, or you can also bet on individual players based on the points they will score. Basically, you can bet on an outcome before the game ends as long as the bookie supports those types of bets.

What are the decimal notations for betting odds?

Usually, bets have a decimal notation beside them and these describe both the odds and the multipliers of that specific bet if you win.

For example, the odds of 0.94 will net you Php 94 if you bet Php 100 and win. Also, if you win, you also win back your bet, meaning you also get your original Php 100 bet, totaling Php 194 in winnings. If you lose, you lose everything, including your original bet.

What are some types of betting for sports?

The types of betting here are mainly based on basketball, however, the principle also applies to many other sports, once you understand how the basics work.

Moneyline Betting

This is the simplest type of bet as it’s simply betting on the winner of a game. Often bookies don’t offer this type of bet as outcomes can be pretty lopsided. However, some evenly matched teams/players can offer this type of betting.

An example in basketball is:

  • Portland Trail Blazers 1.32
  • San Antonio Spurs 3.43

This means the higher the number, the lesser chance the team would win that game. If I wager Php 100 to Portland and they win, my payout would be 1.32*100 = Php 132, and this already factors in the original stake of Php 100. This also means that if San Antonio won, my payout would be higher at 3.43*100 = Php 343.

Handicap Betting

This type of betting is common among most sports and is the most visible. The bookie has set handicaps for each team to ensure that betting on an underdog is worth your while as a bettor.

For example:

  • Charlotte Hornets -2.5, 1.92
  • Indiana Pacers +2.5, 1.96

The team with the negative points is the favored one to win the game. In this example, the Hornets are expected to win, and the bookie has set a -2.5 point handicap, meaning you win your bet if they win by more than 2.5 points than the Pacers.

If you bet on the underdogs, in this case, the Pacers, you can still win the bet even if the team loses as long as the points reach or go over the Hornets’ score even after adding the +2.5 point handicap. If the Pacers win, you also win the bet.

To explain:

  • If the Hornets win 120-117, the Hornets cover the 2.5 points and the Hornets bets win
  • If the Hornets win 120-118, the Pacers cover the 2.5 points, and the Pacers bet win
  • If the Pacers win 120-119, Pacers bets win outright
Why is there an added 0.5 to some handicaps?

This means that the favored team needs to go over one more point to win the bet, and conversely, the underdog can win with one point less.

For example, with these odds: Lakers +3.5, Raptors -3.5

This means that the Lakers must win the game outright or lose by 3 points or less for their bets to win. The Raptors conversely must win by at least 4 points for theirs to win. The 0.5 difference makes this possible.

Over/Under Betting

This type of betting involves the combined score of both teams or players. You can bet on the total points per game, and also the total points per quarter or half.

For example, for basketball:

O 247.5, 0.68; U 247.5, 0.92

The 247.5 points here can go different ways, like 115-114 or any variation of the score. The 0.5 difference makes it so that there can be no draws.

Odd/Even Betting

The odd/Even type of betting is based on whether the total points for both teams or players are odd or even, similar to Over/Under. You can bet per quarter or in total after the game depending on the sportsbook offering those.

Parlay Betting

This type of bet has high-risk high-reward because you bet on a consecutive series of wagers tied up to the same stake. This would result in a higher payout, but if one wager loses, you also lose the bet.

Usually, this means that you are betting on a game that a specific team will win in combination with a different game that a specific team will win. The winnings are way better than you would get if you bet separately.

Outright Betting

This type of bet has high-risk and high rewards because it allows you to bet in the long future — usually wagering on which team or player becomes the champion of the current season or tournament.

Side Bets

There are also side bets occurring for some sportsbooks that you can bet on a specific game. Some examples are:

  • Most 3-Point Shots Scored (Team)
  • Most Points Scored (Player)

What is the difference between ArenaPlus and BingoPlus?

BingoPlus is a PAGCOR-accredited online e-game platform. It allows users to win prizes by having a prize pot implemented. You can play the game via the website, app, and GLife.

ArenaPlus allows you to bet on sports and runs on the same platform as BingoPlus. However, you can only play via GLife and there is no separate app or website.

How do I register for ArenaPlus?

Registering an ArenaPlus account in GLife

If you have an existing BingoPlus account using the same number in GLife, you don’t need to do anything. The accounts used are the same, and even the balance is shared between the two platforms.

A requirement is that you need to have not registered your mobile number in BingoPlus outside GLife. Any accounts created in GLife are strictly limited to access from within GCash only. This is to prevent other users from impersonating you or minors from playing the game. You should also be fully verified in GCash.

Creating an ArenaPlus account in GLife

  1. From the GCash main page, click on the GLife button.
  2. From the GLife page, you can either search for ArenaPlus directly or click on the Play Games button and then click on ArenaPlus.
  3. Accept the opt-in page and click on the Send button from the ArenaPlus registration page to receive an OTP and finish the registration itself.
  4. Once registered, you will be able to see the ArenaPlus main screen.

How do I deposit money into ArenaPlus to play?

As ArenaPlus is only in GLife, you can transfer funds easily as you are already inside the GCash platform. Take note that you need to have funds in your GCash wallet to be able to top-up/deposit.

Depositing funds in GLife

  1. Login into ArenaPlus GLife, and click on the Deposit button.
  2. Select the amount you want to deposit and click on confirm.
  3. From the payment page, you need to confirm the payment. Take note that the merchant’s name is BingoPlus. Once done, the top-up is successful.

How do I withdraw funds from Bingo Plus?

The same as deposit, there are two ways to withdraw funds, one is via GLife, and the other is via website or app. The simplest is via GLife. If you opt to withdraw via website or app, you will still need to undergo KYC. Take note that withdrawals use up GCash monthly limits.

Withdrawing funds from Bingo Plus in GLife

  1. From the Bingo Plus main page, click on Withdraw.
  2. Select the amount you wish to withdraw. Click Confirm to proceed.
  3. You need to wait for the request to go through as the withdrawal is not in real-time. You will be receiving an SMS once finished. Take note that the merchant’s name is still BingoPlus.

How do I bet on ArenaPlus?

Once inside the ArenaPlus platform, you can choose your sport, and start betting from there. There are tabs pertaining to Live games, Upcoming ones, and Games today. You can still bet on Live games and the odds are also changing while the game is going on.

Upcoming games are games that will be starting in more than a few hours. Games today are as mentioned, games that will be played within the day.

Once you choose a game, you can select the different types of bets you can join in. You can select also the amount you are betting. The minimum bet is Php 50. Once bets are made, you can track the results via the Statement at the bottom of the page.

Other Questions

How long does KYC Verification take?

In my experience, I was verified in around 15 minutes. Probably this would take at most a day to process.

What are the valid IDs accepted for KYC?

Here are the IDs listed on their KYC page:

  • Driver’s License
  • TIN ID
  • UMID
  • Voter’s ID
  • SSS ID
  • Passport
  • Philhealth ID
  • NBI Clearance
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Postal ID
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • PRC ID
  • Barangay Certificate with Photo
  • OFW ID
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Firearm License
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • National ID

Why is my withdrawal taking so long?

Usually, withdrawals take 5-15 minutes as it is triggered manually after review. For bigger winnings, you may need to contact their office to coordinate the fund transfer.

Why do I encounter this error: “Please Deposit or Withdraw via GCash Mini App of Bingoplus”?

This means that you have an existing account in BingoPlus or ArenaPlus on GLife, so any transactions should only be done there.

Is there a way to consistently win in ArenaPlus?

Compared to Bingo, sports betting is a more calculating type of wager. You can win most of the time, but you need to study the teams and the conditions they are playing in. Away teams are harder to win generally, and sometimes we have to take into account player injuries and the occasional streaks.

The NBA league is pretty competitive nowadays, with talent spread more evenly compared to the previous eras where superteams thrived. Even now we can’t be 100% that the underdog would lose, sometimes even losing teams win against good ones.

You can prevent big losses by placing consistent bets, for example, if you bet on one game with Php 50, you should also bet the same amount on your other games.


ArenaPlus is a platform that allows easy sports betting in GLife. If you already have a BingoPlus account, you can easily log in using the same account as it is shared. Even the account balance is shared between the two. Opting in is easy as you can use your GCash to deposit your bets and withdraw your winnings.

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29 thoughts on “A Simplified How-to to Sports Betting via ArenaPlus in GCash”

  1. ArenaPlus is either a scam or has a staff that is unfamiliar with how sports betting works. On January 25, 2023, I bet on the Lakers with a -4 handicap against the underdog Spurs. The Lakers won the game by 9 points, so I obviously won the bet, but what they did was take my bet and mark the transaction “Lost.”

    • Alam ko sa ArenaPlus manual nilang tinitrigger ang withdrawal. Pag di agad makawithdraw ibig sabihin may inaayos sila.

  2. almost a day na wala pa, but still naka waiting status pa din yung withdraw ko how long will it still take and sobrang tagal makahanap ng support


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