Saskatchewan is a small province, without much in the way of professional sports teams nearby. It would be quite a hike for any Saskatchewan resident to head to Alberta or Manitoba to catch an NHL game live. Because of this all of the professional sports attention and pride in Saskatchewan is directed towards the Saskatchewan Roughriders who play out of the provincial capital city of Regina. The Roughrider fans are some of the most well known in Canada, with their watermelon helmets being seen on TSN at least once a week during the CFL season.
This dedication to the Roughriders creates a great sports betting environment in the province. Saskatchewan residents love their Roughriders, but lets not forget that like all Canadians they also love their hockey.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation offers Sport Select lottery games that can be played at the local WCLC outlet (convenience stores or gas stations). These sports betting lottery games are good for beginners, but they offer significantly worse odds than online sportsbooks. For these reasons sports bettors in Saskatchewan generally prefer to do their sports betting online.
Best Sports Betting Sites for Saskatchewan
Here are our three recommended sportsbooks for Canadian residents. Each of these sites is committed to building their brand in Canada, with our top rated sportsbook, Sports Interaction, only accepting Canadian 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
Offline Sports Betting in Saskatchewan
The offline sports betting in Saskatchewan runs through the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. The WCLC offers sports betting lottery games under the Sport Select brand. You can place your Sport Select bets at any WCLC outlet, which will generally include all convenience stores and gas stations in the province. After selecting your teams you will be given a ticket that you are able to cash if it’s a winner.
Sport Select odds are WAY worse than the odds you will find at any of the online sportsbooks listed above. If you play Sport Select more than a few times a year you should really think about making the transition to an online sports betting account. The amount of money you are leaving on the table betting through Sport Select may surprise you.
PlayNow.com launched in Saskatchewan in 2022, with the province joining British Columbia and Manitoba as the third province to offer the regulated PlayNow.com sportsbook to residents. PlayNow is a respectable online sportsbook that provides fair odds and a variety of betting options, making it a legitimate option for Saskatchewan residents interested in betting on sports online. Check out our PlayNow page for full details.
I still prefer the private Canada-wide sportsbooks recommended in the table above, but PlayNow is a real option for Saskatchewan residents and can be used to compare odds with Sports Interaction, Bet365 or Betway.
Saskatchewan Roughriders Online Betting
The Roughriders are the only major professional sports team in Saskatchewan and they truly have the support of the entire province.
Online sportsbooks allow you to place single bets on the Roughriders. They also offer a wider variety of Roughriders odds such as prop bets, different lines and more. CFL betting is growing in Canada and the three Canadian-wide sportsbooks recommended above each go out of their way to provide fair odds, more betting options and the overall best CFL betting experience possible.
Horse Race Betting in Saskatchewan
- Marquis Downs, Saskatoon. Thoroughbred and harness horse race track.