Boasting one of the best dynasties in sports history with Wayne Gretzky’s Oilers from the late 80’s, I think it’s safe to call Edmonton a sports town. The Oilers are without a doubt the most popular team in the city and with the team being lead by the best player in the NHL, Connor McDavid, there’s a legitimate buzz around this teams chances to win a Stanley Cup in the near future. Apart from the Oilers, the Edmonton Elks have some of the best fans in the CFL.
Edmontonians looking to bet on sports do have a Sport Select option that is run through the government, but unfortunately the odds are very poor compared to those you can find at online betting sites. I suggest that Edmonton residents who want to place a sports wager join one of our recommended betting sites, each of which are safe, legal and easy to join for Canadians.
Best Sports Betting Sites for Edmonton Residents
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- Licensed and regulated in Canada
- Easy deposits & withdrawals including Interac
- Competitive betting lines
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- Licensed and located in Ontario
- Entirely focused on Canadian betting market
- Easy deposit/withdrawal options, including Interac
- Most popular betting site worldwide
- State of the art live betting platform including streaming of several events
- Fixed odds for horse racing
All three of our recommended betting sites accept players from across Canada. SportsInteraction.com is our top rated betting site for Edmonton residents. SIA is entirely focused on the Canadian betting market and this shows through in their customer service, deposit/withdrawal options, and bet offerings catered towards Canadians.
Offline Sports Betting in Edmonton
Offline sports betting is available in Edmonton in the form of Sport Select, which is a sports betting lottery offered by the WCLC. With Sport Select you are able to place bets by filling out a ticket at your local convenience store. The problem with the Sport Select games is that the odds are far worse than those you would find at an online betting site such as SportsInteraction.com.
I’d suggest checking out our dedicated Sport Select information page to see some odds comparisons between Sport Select and online betting sites. On the same parlay it’s not uncommon for the Sport Select payout to be half of what you would win at an online sportsbook.
Government Regulated Online Sports Betting
PlayAlberta.ca, a government regulated online sportsbook, launched in October of 2020.
PlayAlberta seems to be a legitimate sportsbook with comparable odds and betting options to our recommended Canada-wide betting sites listed above. PlayAlberta is a huge upgrade to Sport Select for Edmonton residents who prefer to bet through a government owned/regulated platform.
PlayAlberta is a viable online sportsbook option for Edmonton residents. I would suggest comparing odds between PlayAlberta and our recommended betting sites to make sure you get the best return on every bet placed.
Land Based Casino Sportsbooks Near Edmonton
Edmonton has several casinos in the city and surrounding area, so if you’re looking to gamble via casino games or poker you don’t have to leave the city. Unfortunately none of the these casinos accept sports wagers and it doesn’t seem like there are plans to add sportsbooks in the immediate future.
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino
If you’re into betting on the horses live you are in luck in Edmonton. The Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is located at 4711 Airport Perimeter Road next to the Edmonton International Airport. The racebook at Century Mile allows you to wager on horse races from across North America. Century Mile Racetrack and Casino opened in April of 2019, taking over as the premier horse racing destination in Edmonton from Northlands Park Racetrack, which closed earlier that same year.
I should note that like the other casinos in Edmonton you are not able to bet on sports outside of horse racing at Century Mile.
Professional Sports Teams in Edmonton
- Edmonton Eskimos – CFL
- Edmonton Oilers – NHL