When it comes to sports betting in Canada, Pro-Line Sport Select is an option, although it really isn’t an option if winning is what people have in mind. A parlay card-style site operated by provincial lottery and gaming regulators, Pro-Line requires players to select a minimum of three games, and with some sports even demands that players give points to the house, even when wagering on an underdog.
Certainly, this is not a formula that lends itself to much success. Hitting on one game is a challenge for a sports bettor. Nailing two straight is even more difficult and the chances of running off a minimum of three winners in a row is dramatically challenging.
Fortunately for Canadian sports fans seeking to bet on the games, there are plenty of quality online sports betting sites that can fill this need. They offer single-sports wagering on all major sports and more significantly, on the sports in which Canadian fans are most interested. Let’s take a look at some of the best Canadian sportsbooks that are out there to provide these wagering options.
The folks at Sports Interaction know what Canadians want from a betting site, because they are Canadians themselves. Their online betting site is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada, along with the Jersey Commission in the United Kingdom. In business since 1997, Sports Interaction offers sports betting and horse racing wagering, as well as online casino and online poker operations.
The betting lines are Sports Interaction are considered among the best offered at any online sportsbook. Their odds are competitive with any site and they are known for posting them in a very timely manner, especially on the most popular sports such as the NHL and NFL.
Newcomers to Sports Interaction can access their signup bonus of a 100 percent matching first deposit up to a maximum amount of $200.
Relative newcomers to the online sports betting business, PowerPlay Sports launched in 2018, but they haven’t taken long to make their mark as a major player in the Canadian market. They cover all of the major sports and offer thousands of live betting options every day.
PowerPlay players can access as much as $500 as a first deposit bonus in the sportsbook with their initial deposit. They offer a live Las Vegas style casino, with plenty of slot and table game action.
PowerPlay Sports is owned and operated by Deck Entertainment B.V. PowerPlay is based in Willemstad, Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean.
The Betway sportsbook and casino joined the crowded online sports betting industry in 2006. Owned by the Betway Group, they are licensed in the United Kingdom and Malta. Betway has a major world wide presence and reputation. The company is the shirt sponsor for West Ham United, one of the top clubs in English Premier League soccer.
They offer a 100 percent matching first deposit signup bonus offer to new players that’s worth up to $300. There’s not much players can’t wager on at the Betway site. Bettors can enjoy wagering on sports, playing poker, betting on the ponies or kicking back in the live casino.
There’s nothing like experience to enable a company to establish and create a standard of excellence and that’s certainly the case where the legendary Bodog sportsbook is concerned. They are the standard bearers in the online sports betting industry, the one that all other sites are measured against.
Bodog launched in 1994, when the internet was still in the teething stage of its infancy. They are known for both the value they provide and the quality of their product. A betting site for the recreational player, Bodog might not offer as many markets or lines as some of the other online sites, but the company’s reputation as a trustworthy, reliable entity speaks volumes about why Bodog has stood the test of time.
A publicly-traded company on the London Stock Exchange, 888 Holdings is the parent company of 888sport. Originally founded in 1997, this veteran online wagering company is incorporated and licensed in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.
They provide players with betting lines on a number of sports and horse racing. Players at 888sport clients can also access the 888Casino and 888Poker platforms.