Sports betting is now legal in Canada. Until August 2021, Canadian sports bettors were only allowed to bet parlays, but after the Canadian Parliament changed its criminal code, things changed. Ontario is leading as the first province offering sports betting.
The question on everybody’s lips now is whether you will be able to bet on American sports in Canada. Canada has its own official sports, teams, and leagues, but American leagues and championships somehow give sports betting that ring to it. Today, we’re taking a look at whether it’s possible for you to wager on American sports.
The short answer is yes. You can wager on all the major sports leagues, which includes the NFL, MLB, MLS, and NBA, as well as our very own Canadian football league.
So, this includes all major leagues for American football, basketball, soccer, and baseball. Below are some of the top sports betting providers you can expect to make an appearance and allow you to bet on all major US sport leagues.
The regulatory process and licensing structure are just getting built, so it’s too early to say what platforms will be available and when they’ll launch, and where they’ll be offered. There are some major platforms that have announced interest/intentions of breaking into the Canadian sports betting scene. These are:
These sportsbooks are already rockstars in the US and are experts at offering premium wagering opportunities on all American sports.
Now that you have all the information about when the first Canadian province is going live, which online sportsbooks to expect, and the confirmation that all Canadians of legal age can bet on American major sports leagues, all you need to do is wait for April 4th so you can celebrate in style.
There have been some changes in legislation in Canada that affects sports betting. If you want to find out more about single sports wagering and other details about sports betting in Canada, take a look at the article.
Since not all provinces are allowing sports betting to go live at the same time, it depends on where you are located. If you want more details about the first province going live in Canada with sports betting, take a look!
Now that single sports betting is legal in Canada, there are loads of options when it comes to sports and leagues you can bet on. You can find all the details in our article.
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Players must be 19 years of age or older to reach the minimum age for gambling in Ontario. Please play responsibly - Gambling can be addictive. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) www.igamingontario.ca ; or (b) www.connexontario.ca .
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