Aside from the live experience of seeing the Philippines rout Saudi Arabia by 38 points, 84-46, in their 2023 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers last August 29, part of the reportedly 19,829 fans at the Mall of Asia Arena got to enjoy more incentives as BingoPlus rolled out a raffle draw at half-time break where lucky ticket stub holders in the arena audience won huge prizes totaling P50,000 pesos.
BingoPlus, a partner of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), supported Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers through its audience pep-up activity to “push on and celebrate the Pinoy passion for basketball”.
“BingoPlus is passionate about entertaining and providing high-value experiences to Filipino audiences. By supporting Gilas Pilipinas and our other basketball involvements, we acknowledge and nurture the pure love of basketball that is a great part of our Filipino culture,” said Jasper Vicencio, AB Leisure Exponent Inc. president, the company that launched the Bingo Plus brand.
“We are here to push on our “Mabuhay spirit,” he added.
Jordan Clarkson led the home-victory for Gilas with a 23-point, 5-rebound, 6-assist performance, including a mid-court triple that beat the first-quarter buzzer. Incidentally, Clarkson was playing in his first home game while in a Gilas uniform.
By Armando M. Bolislis
Photo lifted from fiba.basketball