Which Online Sportsbooks Will Be Legal in Canada Next?
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Since Canada legalized single-game betting on Aug. 27, 2021, only a handful of Canadian-based sportsbooks have launched in their respective provinces.
Canadians can bet at sportsbooks like Sports Interaction, Proline, PlayNow, Play Alberta, BetRivers and Coolbet in their provinces, which are limited options for sports bettors.
Here’s a list of potential sportsbooks that could be legalized in Canada in 2022. They’re among the biggest operators in the United States and will look to capture a new market that features millions of sports fans who consume American sports content.
- TheScore Bet: Canadian-based company operating in four U.S. states that will launch in Canada at some point this year.
- BetMGM: One of the most well-known sportsbooks in the U.S. plans to launch sometime this year and expand their reach throughout casinos in the country.
- PointsBet: Within the last several weeks, PointsBet Canada (subsection of PB) was created in Toronto to prepare for an impending launch.
- DraftKings: Canadian Gaming Association member and DFS games operator in Canada.
- FanDuel: DFS games operator in Canada.
- Hard Rock: Canadian Gaming Association member and owns casinos located in Ottawa (opening soon) and Vancouver.
- Caesars: Canadian Gaming Association member and casino owner in Windsor, Ontario.
Expectedly, Ontario is the likely first target for these sportsbooks to launch in due to their leading population and market in Toronto.
Canada has had parlay betting for years, but legalized single-game betting last August, incentivizing more sportsbooks to enter the fold.