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Online betting sites list of Canadian Sportsbooks 

MapleBet is a licensed bookmaker under the UKGC license which welcomes Canadian citizens.
  • Currency in Canadian Dollars
  • Licensed By UK Gambling Commission
  • Good Range of Canadian Sports & Markets Covered
 
Betzest is a licensed bookmaker which is trying to attract Canadian online sports bettors.
  • Canadian Focused
  • Canadian Dollars & French or English versions
  • Licensed Sportsbooks so legal for Canadian citizens to bet with
 
  • Best Sports Betting Sites Canada According to OLBG

    Right now Canadian citizens can legally bet online with any licensed bookmaker, licensed under any authority. That means 100's of sports betting sites across the world are technically available to Canadian citizens. 

    The different licenses though have different levels of protection, so many Canadians prefer to choose UK bookmakers to bet with.  Many of these accept Canadian citizens, even allowing use of the site in Canadian dollars. Choose UK from the menu above and take a look through the UK betting sites to see which appeals to you. 

    Soon though the situation will change in Canada, with the likely regulation on a province by province basis for legal sports betting off and online. We anticipate this will mean different lists of sportsbooks licensed in each province for use offline and online within the province boundaries. At that stage, the provinces may stop the use of overseas based online betting sites. 

    Real User Reviews Help You to Choose Your New Online Betting Site

    With hundreds of independant, impartial user reviews left by OLBG members, our ratings are based on how the online Sportsbooks appeal to real customers.

    We have been collecting user reviews and ratings since 2002, and who better to trust than those that use them on a daily basis.

    With thoughts shared from football punters, horse racing bettors and more, you can see how Sportsbooks have performed and how they come to be nominated as the best online betting sites by the OLBG Community.

    As well as providing content for Canadian citizens, we also have sections of the site dedicated to the UK, USA, Ireland & Australia.

  • Legal Sports Betting Canada

    Legal sports betting on the ground in Canada has up until recently been limited to parlays. However, giant strides have been made following the legalisation of single game wagers at a national level. Provinces can each decide if they want to bring in legislation to allow single game wagering too and whilst doing so are likely to bring in full sports wagering legislation to cover both offline and online bets. 

    Canadian Citizens currently make their online bets with offshore bookmakers. This is not illegal as long as those bookies are licensed somewhere (anywhere). There is a big difference in licensing though, with UK licensed Bookmakers often being the preferred choice for Canadians. 

    It is likely that the big US and European betting sites will want a presence within a fully legalised Canadian sports betting market.  They will probably need to pick up licenses on a state by state basis, the exact details of which we are waiting to find out. 

    The good news for sports bettors is this will mean a fully regulated system with good choice. 

    Right now though you are free to wager online with licensed sportsbooks listed on this page. These are based outside of Canada and licensed in other jurisdictions. Many Canadian citizens will choose UK bookmakers to bet with as the licensing conditions are higher than in other countries. We recommend this too. Here we list bookies who accept Canadian citizens, some have specific free bets or welcome offers for Canadians. Just click the links to see what they are. 

    The top UK bookmakers accepting Canadian citizens are

    • bet365
    • BetVictor
    • William Hill 
    • 888Sport 
    • Unibet 
    • Betway 
    • Mr Green 


    The Canadian sports betting market has been rumoured to be worth around $15billion if you include land based and online wagers. So it would make sense for the provinces to stop the use of offshore sports betting sites if they can. Having all of that $15billion as taxable revenue rather than a fraction will be a big appeal. 

  • Legal Sports Betting Sites Ontario

    As the most popular province with over 38% of the countries population and a very healthy interest in sports and betting, Ontario is a big focus of many when it comes to online betting in Canada. 

    Ontario looks likely to be the first province to introduce new legislation and with it a list of locally licensed sportsbooks. 

    We are expecting a similar licensing framework to US states which have legalised but with a likely unique makeup of sportsbooks. We may well see the popular US betting sites like Draftkings & FanDuel gain licenses but also Canadian based companies like TheScore. UK Betting sites are hugely popular in Ontario so maybe popular UK high street names like William Hill and online giants like bet365 will apply for licenses. 

    Ontario Sports Betting Sites 

    Sports betting sites most likely to apply for licenses in Ontario are

    1. Draftkings
    2. FanDuel 
    3. BetMGM 
    4. Caesars
    5. TheScore 
    6. bet365
    7. William Hill
    8. BetRivers
    9. Foxbet 
    10. Unibet 
    11. Betfred  


    Legal Sports Betting at Land based Ontario Casinos

    Gateway Casinos, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Caesars operate the five biggest physical casinos in Ontario 

    • Caesars Windsor
    • Casino Niagara
    • Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
    • Casino Rama 
    • Gateway Casinos Sault Ste.Marie 

     

    But there are many more. Depending on how legalisation is rolled out, these land based casinos could be pivotal. In some US states the land based casinos have been able to apply for licenses with each being allowed to run online skins. For example in New Jersey, each of the 9 land based casinos can run 3 online skins, allowing for up to 27 sports betting brands. 


  • More Information about Canadian Betting Sites

    Betting Sites Canada FAQs

    There are lots of questions about betting sites and legal betting in Canada. Here we seek to answer the most common questions as simply as possible. 

    • Is online sports betting legal in Canada?

      Yes, as long as you bet with a site that is licensed. That license can be anywhere. It is illegal for Canadian citizens to place bets online with sites which do not hold any license. 

    • Which sports betting sites can I bet with from Canada

      Any that hold a license, anywhere. However we recommend UK licensed sports betting sites for Canadian citizens as the UK gambling commission licensing is amongst the strictest and most highly trusted in the world. 

    • Which are the best betting sites for Canadians?

      The highly rated UK licensed sports betting sites are best for Canadians in our opinion. So these are sites like bet365, BetVictor, William Hill & Unibet. See our list of UK licensed bookmakers in order of user rating for more choice. 

    • Can I place single bets at online betting sites now?

      Yes. You have always been able to place single bets at offshore licensed sports betting sites. From June 2021 it is also legal to make single wagers within Canada at retail sites, subject to approval by each province. Previously only parlay wagering was legal within Canada at retail sites but going forward single wagers will be allowed online and offline, subject to local province regulations. 
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