Welcome to my site, SportsBettingCanadian.ca! As you have probably guessed I’m a Canadian who is a huge sports fan and an avid sports bettor. After betting on sports for many years I noticed that there really wasn’t an online authority on sports betting for Canadians. Having a solid background in the betting industry and experience building other sports betting websites, I decided to take it upon myself to create the ultimate sports betting information site for Canadian bettors!
Here at Sports Betting Canadian all of the information is written by me and tailored towards Canadian sports bettors. I’ve included a section dedicated to the various provinces and their government run sports lotteries, a betting guide with articles for both beginner and advanced bettors, information about betting on the most popular Canadian sports, a complete section on horse race betting in Canada and a thorough guide to all of the deposit options available to Canadians.
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Top Sportsbooks for Canadians
Almost every sports betting site online accepts Canadian bettors, which leaves quite a choice for Canadian sports bettors. Here at Sports Betting Canadian I only wanted to promote the very best online betting sites, so I waded through all of the different information and found what I feel are far and away the best 3 sportsbooks for Canadian bettors. These betting sites are each committed to growing their brand in the Canadian market and offering a great product to Canadians for years to come. Each of the sportsbooks tailor their sportsbooks and banking options to Canadian residents. The sportsbooks are all safe, secure, trusted and respected in the industry with great customer service teams that make sure you enjoy your online betting experience.
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- Licensed and regulated in Canada
- Easy deposits & withdrawals including Interac
- Competitive betting lines
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- Licensed in Ontario and Malta (accepts bettors from across Canada)
- Competitive betting lines
- Easy deposit/withdrawal options, including Interac
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- Most popular betting site worldwide
- State of the art live betting platform including streaming of several events
- Fixed odds for horse racing
Each of the reviews for my 3 recommended sportsbooks are written with the Canadian sports bettor in mind. I suggest opening an account at each site to compare odds between sites to ensure you’re getting the best return on each wager you make.
Sports Betting by Province
You will notice that a large section of the website is dedicated to sports betting options offered by the various Provincial lottery corporations in Canada. These provincially run sports betting “lotteries” generally have far worse odds than the popular Canadian facing online betting sites, and I felt it was my responsibility to provide information on each of the various province-run sports betting options and compare them with the top online betting sites for Canadians.
You can check out this very popular section of the site by clicking here. In that section I’ve broken down Canadian sports betting by province, provincial lottery corporation and the sports betting option provided by each provincial government.
Sports Betting in 2022
2021 was a great year for sports betting. Many of the major events that were expected to take place in 2020 were postponed to 2021 due to the global pandemic, making last year a jam-packed sports schedule that included Euro 2020 and the 2020 Summer Olympics, both of which were expected to take place the year prior. There were still some cancellations and postponements in 2021, but the majority of sporting events scheduled in 2021 were able to take place.
This year the major sports leagues should be back to full seasons with events generally scheduled to take place at their normal times. The Winter Olympics are scheduled to move forward in Beijing in February, and the most important event of the year, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is expected to begin in November.
The UFC kicks off the year with a highly anticipated heavyweight title fight between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane. Following this fight the UFC has a packed schedule with plenty of big fights, and likely the return of global superstars Jon Jones and Conor McGregor later in the year. It should be another big year for UFC betting.
In boxing it should be a very interesting year in the heavyweight division. Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury are the heavyweight champions, but Anthony Joshua is still also in the mix due to his rematch clause with Usyk. It will be interesting to see how everything shakes out in heavyweight boxing. Canelo Alvarez, the biggest star in the sport, should fight two more times this year, while boxing draws Jake Paul, Logan Paul and Mike Tyson could also step back in the ring, which would be big for boxing betting.
In addition to the UFC, boxing, Winter Olympics and World Cup 2022 events, the regular big betting events of the year should take place at their normal time slots this year. The Super Bowl will take place in February, NCAA March Madness in March, the Kentucky Derby in May, and the NBA and NHL playoffs will be back to May-June this year.
Overall, it should be a great year for betting on sports. All top sporting events are back to their traditional times and we will be treated to the World Cup, which is the biggest sporting event in the world every four years. Canada looks primed to make it’s first World Cup appearance since 1986, leading the CONCACAF qualifying group heading into 2022. It’s a great year to bet a sports bettor in Canada.
I also want to note that it’s easy to get carried away when betting on sports and some people inevitably bet more than they can afford. I want to stress that you should always gamble responsibly and only bet with an amount you are willing to lose (anything can happen in sports). If you feel that gambling is affecting your life in a negative way don’t hesitate to get help. Visit Gamblers Anonymous today to learn more about getting help with any sports betting problems you may have.
I launched SportsBettingCanadian.ca in 2014 because, as a passionate Canadian sports bettor, I saw a need for an accurate and thorough information site focusing solely on sports betting in Canada. Now in 2022, I feel that we have the most complete and authoritative information site online for Canadians to get their sports betting questions answered.
All of the information pages here at SportsBettingCanadian.ca are written by me, as well as the majority of articles, but I’ve also added a couple experts to help me with articles on sports that I don’t follow quite as closely. For a more in depth bio or to shoot me a message check out my About Me page.
Thanks for visiting SportsBettingCanadian.ca and do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.