Guelph is a great city for sports betting. You are close enough to Toronto and Hamilton (around an hour drive) that you can quickly travel into the big city to see pro sports teams and sporting events, while living in a city with a small-town feel. You also have two harness racing tracks and casinos with betting kiosks within a half-hour of the city giving Guelph residents plenty of opportunities for betting action.

Sports betting is continuing to grow in popularity in Ontario. The industry is now regulated by iGaming Ontario and some popular and trusted betting sites have emerged as industry leaders. Below I will outline our recommended betting sites for Guelph residents, and look at what other sports and horse betting options there are near Guelph.

Best Betting Sites For Guelph Residents

  • 1 See Website For Details
    • Licensed and regulated in Canada
    • Easy deposits & withdrawals including Interac
    • Competitive betting lines
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  • 2 #Ad
    • Most popular betting site worldwide
    • State of the art live betting platform including streaming of several events
    • Fixed odds for horse racing
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  • 3 See Website For Details
    • Licensed in Ontario and Malta (accepts bettors from across Canada)
    • Competitive betting lines
    • Easy deposit/withdrawal options, including Interac
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Each of the recommended betting sites outlined above are licensed by iGaming Ontario to operate in the regulated Ontario betting market.

Offline Sports Betting in Guelph

Offline sports betting is available in Guelph via Proline, which is essentially a government run sports lottery. The odds on in-store Proline tickets are significantly worse than at any of the betting site recommended above.

Proline was the only regulated method of sports betting in Ontario for many years and even with regulated online betting now offered, the in-store Proline sports lottery is still relatively popular among Ontario residents. I strongly advise Ontario residents who want to bet on sports to do so through a regulated betting site offering fair odds, rather than the offline Proline product which has significantly higher vig.

Guelph residents also have the option of betting offline at two nearby casinos that offer kiosk sports betting and standardbred horse racing tracks.

Woodbine Mohawk Park and Elements Casino Mohawk

Woodbine Mohawk Park is located in Campbellville, Ontario, which is less than a half-hour drive south-east of Guelph. Woodbine Mohawk Park is a harness racing track that is home to the biggest standardbred races in the country, including the North America Cup, Mohawk Million, and more.

Elements Casino Mohawk is attached the track and offers sports betting kiosks in addition to a wide variety of slot machines and table games.

Grand River Raceway and Elements Casino Grand River

Grand River Raceway and Elements Casino Grand River are located in Elora, which is just a 20 minute drive north of downtown Guelph.

Grand River Raceway is another harness racing track that has live racing on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from June to September.

Elements Casino Grand River offers sports betting kiosks in addition to the traditional casino slot machines and table games.

Sports Teams in Guelph

  • Guelph Storm (OHL)

Downtown Toronto is only an hour drive from Guelph so the many pro sports teams in Toronto are easily accessible to Guelph residents. Hamilton is an even shorter trip for Guelph residents, meaning there are plenty of professional sports events within driving distance:

  • Forge FC (CPL)
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
  • Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
  • Toronto FC (MLS)
  • Toronto Raptors (NBA)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
  • Toronto Rock (NLL)