Oshawa is a terrific city to live in. You are close enough to Toronto that all of the big city events and professional sports teams are less than an hour away, but far enough away that you can avoid the big city hustle and bustle if you are so inclined. For those residents that enjoy live gambling Ajax Downs Ractrack and Casino is only a short 15 minute drive away.

Sports betting has grown in popularity in Ontario over the past decade and the stigma that used to be attached to betting on sports disappearing. It is now very common for Oshawa residents to place bets through any of the recommended betting sites I outline below, and I expect this trend to continue as sports betting becomes an even bigger part of Canadian culture.

Best Betting Sites for Oshawa Residents

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Offline Sports Betting in Oshawa

Offline sports betting is available in Oshawa through Proline, which is the sports betting lottery offered by the Ontario government. The odds on Proline are much worse than you will find at any of the betting sites I listed above, and for legal reasons you have to select at least 3 games in a parlay (you are not allowed to wager on single games).

I advise all Ontario residents who wager on sports to do so through one of our recommended betting sites and NOT through Proline. If you are a winning bettor you will see your profits increase by betting online, and if you are currently losing money betting Proline you will quickly realize you will lose less (and maybe even profit) by taking advantage fair odds provided by the betting sites.

Ajax Downs and Casino Ajax

Ajax Downs Racetrack is located just 15 minutes drive west of downtown Oshawa in Ajax. Live racing is available at the track from May to October each year, while simulcast betting on tracks from across North America is available all year long. Ajax Downs has an off track wagering room with over 70 screens to watch and bet on a wide variety of races throughout the year.

Casino Ajax is also located at the track with 900 slot machines and a variety of electronic table games to allow you to get more action away from the horse races.

**Neither Ajax Downs or Casino Ajax accepts sports wagers, so if you want to bet on sports you will have to do so at one of our recommended betting sites listed above.

Sports Teams in Oshawa

  • Oshawa Generals (OHL)

Downtown Toronto is only a short 45 minute drive from Oshawa so the following professional sports teams based out of Toronto are easy to access for Oshawa residents:

  • Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
  • Toronto FC (MLS)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
  • Toronto Raptors (NBA )