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Manitoba Sports Betting

Manitoba's Sportsbook Launch & News Updates

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As the fifth-most populous Canadian province, single-game sports betting became available for Manitobans on Aug. 27, 2021, when Bill C-218 was put into effect. Wagers can be solely placed online on MLLC’s online lottery website, playnow.com. This page will be updated as the Manitoba single-game sports betting market continues to develop.

Manitoba Sports Betting Key Takeaways

Is single-game sports betting available in Manitoba? Single-game wagering is legal in Canada. 
What sportsbooks are currently available in Manitoba? PlayNow
Is there an ETA for more sportsbooks to come online? Late 2021, early 2022

Manitoba Sportsbook Offers

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Pro Teams to Bet on in Manitoba

Manitoba Sports Betting

Manitoba Legal Updates to Sports Betting Go-Live

Manitoba single-game sports betting went live on Aug. 27th, 2021 in line with the other Canadian provinces.

As a partner of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation is offering PlayNow online sports betting for Manitobans. 

Manitoba Sports Betting Timeline

August 2021:

On Aug. 27, legal single-game sports betting across Canada is available in person and PlayNow, Manitoba’s only online gaming site.

2013:

Game Sharks Gaming Centre, Winnipeg’s first and only gaming centre in downtown opens.

PlayNow.com launches and offers live sports betting, live poker, casino games, and lottery games. The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation partnered to launch the first gaming site in Manitoba.

The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation formed under the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Act and the Manitoba Liquor and Gaming Control Act.

1993:

The Manitoba Lotteries Foundation (MLF) becomes the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation (MLC) as a government-owned entity, commonly known as a Crown corporation.

1989:

Sport Select sports wagering is launched, allowing Manitobans to place their wagers at casino retail locations across the province.

At Action, we’ve taken a look into Manitoba sports betting and found pros and cons.

Caesars sportsbook app positive factorsOur Positives for Manitoba:

  • Online and in-person sports betting is live. 
  • Regulated and trustworthy online sports betting platform. 
  • Manitobans can bet on PlayNow in Manitoba and British Columbia. 
  • MLLC provides GameSense, a provincial gambling awareness and education program for all casinos and PlayNow. 

Caesars sportsbook app negative feedbackOur Negatives for Manitoba:

  • PlayNow is the only legal sportsbook that is available to Manitobans.
  • PlayNow does not offer Same Game Parlay on their platform.
  • Offshore betting is prevalent due to the lack of provincial sportsbooks.

How to Start Betting in Manitoba

While Manitobans have limited options, they are finally able to participate in online single-game sports wagering through PlayNow, which was officially launched on August 27th, 2021. Additionally, players can choose to submit wagers in person via Sport Select at any WCLC video lottery terminal location.  

  Select a sportsbook

At this time, Manitobans are able to use PlayNow sportsbook to place single-game wagers online, as it is the only legalized sportsbook in Manitoba.

Step 2Register online

  • Visit playnow.com and click on “sign up” on the top right corner of the site.
  • Enter your personal information, such as your name, home address, date of birth, email address, and phone number.
  • Choose your welcome bonus on the left-hand side of the registration page.
  • Create a strong password.
  • Create two security questions.
  • Your account has been registered and you are now able to bet!

step 3  Deposit funds

Funding an account can be done in a matter of minutes. Sportsbooks accept several payment methods.

Method Fee Processing Time Minimum Deposit
Mastercard Free Instant CAD$10
Visa Free Instant CAD$10
Interac Online Free Instant CAD$10

 

step 4  Choose your bet types

With the arrival of single-game sports betting in Canada, local options will continually become more accessible to bettors. There are a variety of bet types from single to multi-game sports betting.

  • Point Spreads. Spread betting is a bet on the margin of victory in a game. Point Spreads
  • Moneylines. Moneyline betting is when you pick the winner of the game or event. Moneylines
  • Totals. A total, also known as an over/under, is a bet on the number of points both teams will combine to score in a game. Totals
  • Player Props. A prop bet, short for a proposition, wager that is not directly tied to the final score or outcome. Props Bets

<h2id="teams">Manitoba Pro Sports Teams to Bet On

There are two provincial professional sports teams to bet on in Manitoba. Although Manitoba has limited sports betting options, bettors will be able to bet on most of their favorite teams on PlayNow. 

NHL LogoNHL Betting in Manitoba

Jets logo Winnipeg Jets

Official Winnipeg Jets Website | Roster | Schedule | Winnipeg Jets Odds

The Winnipeg Jets' franchise first existed between 1972-1996 before becoming the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999. That didn't last too long, however, as financial and ownership issues put an end to the Thrashers' franchise in 2011 which led the franchise to transition back to Winnipeg. 

Recommended resource to help you bet smartly on hockey in Manitoba:

 CFL Betting in Manitoba

Team logo Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Official Winnipeg Blue Bombers Website | Roster | Schedule 

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are one of three community-owned CFL teams, currently looking to win their 12th Grey Cup after their most recent 2019 championship.

Manitoba Casinos

Club Regent Casino

Located outside of downtown Winnipeg, the Club Regent Casino is a 182,000 square foot facility offering about 1200 slot machines, live tables, VLT machines, stadium gaming (automated table games played at individual stations) and bingo. Ownership: MLLC (Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation) Games Operator: MLLC

South Beach Casino

Located 30 minutes north of Winnipeg, the 40,000 square food South Beach Casino hosts over 500 slot machines, and a wide selection of electronic table games for visitors. Additionally, live events have been for the rest of 2021 until further notice. Ownership: Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Hollow Water, Little Grand Rapids, Pauingassi, and Poplar River First Nations Games Operator: MLLC

McPhillips Station Casino

Located in downtown Winnipeg, this 178,000 square foot casino has about 1200 slot machines, about 30 live table games, stadium gaming, bingo, VLTs and live entertainment.  Ownership: MLLC Games Operator: MLLC

Sand Hills Casino

Located two hours west of Winnipeg, Sand Hills Casino offers over 300 slot machines, electronic table games (coming soon), and live entertainment in a 31,000 square foot casino.  Ownership: Swan Lake First Nation Games Operator: MLLC

Shark Gaming Centre

Shark Gaming Centre is Winnipeg’s only downtown gaming centre that offers 140 slot machines, four blackjack tables, stadium gaming, roulette and baccarat in a 17,000 square foot facility.  Ownership: True North Sports and Entertainment Games Operator: MLLC

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Steve Petrella is a senior editor for The Action Network covering college football, among other things. He’s a Penn State grad now based in Atlanta who enjoys great punting, clock-killing drives and turnovers in the red zone.

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