Sportsbook in Canada: The next big thing?

Sportsbook in CanadaSince the early 2000’s Canadians have been enjoying the ability to gamble online from the comfort of their own homes. Canadian gamblers are familiar with the standard online casino and the newer live casinos which take the experience of gambling online to a whole new level of realism and fun. Although sportsbook sites have been around for quite sometime many Canadians are now turning to these sites for another way they can gamble and spend their money. In recent years many Canadian gamblers have turned away from provincial lotteries and instead have chosen to play on sportsbook sites instead.

What are sportsbook sites?

Sportsbook sites allow Canadians to sign up and place bets on their favourite sports teams and or big sporting events happening in Canada and around the world. In some way’s sportsbook sites are very similar to online casino sites as they also offer the usual casino games including slots, poker, blackjack, roulette and other popular table games. Sportsbook sites not only offer you the chance to place a bet on your favourite team or big sporting event they can also allow you to place bets on some other areas as well. For example, some sites that take bets on the Super Bowl every year will also let you place bets on some ridiculous things like how long the national anthem will go on for or who will win the coin toss.

Sportsbook in Canada

Although online gambling is not officially legal in Canada (yet), it is also not considered illegal or as some people like to refer to it as a grey area. Either way many sportsbook sites around the world accept and cater Canadian players. Some sites will even have a large focus on Canadian sporting events like the CFL’s Grey Cup or the NHL’s playoffs which usually feature a few Canadian teams. Many sportsbook sites will also offer deposits and bonuses in Canadian dollars to help attract more Canadians to sign up and play.

How to choose the right sportsbook site

There are many sportsbook sites around today but how can you know which sites to play on and which to avoid. By taking the time to do some research you will be able to better determine which sites you should play on. The first thing we recommend is checking to see if the website caters to Canadian players. One good way to know this is by checking which deposit and withdrawal methods are available as well which currencies you can chose to deposit in. You should also take the time to read the terms and conditions pertaining to the different bonus offers. You should also check the odds being offered on the different sporting events happening as some sites will have better or worse odds for all the different sporting events.


If you’re looking to try something different other than the standard offerings at online casinos or you’re a big sports fan who enjoys placing a little wager on your favourite team or sporting event we recommend joining a sportsbook site. Otherwise for those looking for the standard casino offers we suggest sticking with your favourite online casino.

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