With single-game sports betting now legal in Canada, Ontarians can place bets on all their favorite sports teams and events one at a time!
As the largest province in Canada, Ontario’s sports betting market already rivals some of the biggest states in America. From beloved local Toronto squads like the Maple Leafs, Raptors, and Blue Jays, to surrounding Ontario teams like the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, there are plenty of exciting sports events Ontarians can wager on at any given time.
If you’re looking to learn more about Ontario sports betting and what online sportsbooks you can expect in the near future—you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help you break down all the essential sports betting information coming out of the Heartland Province.
Best Sports Betting Apps Coming to Ontario
Ontario Sports Betting Scouting Report
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) currently operates the only legal sportsbook in the province: PROLINE+. The online sportsbook only accepted parlay sports wagering prior to the passing of Bill C-218, but they’re in a good spot to support single-game wagering as it grows.
With that in mind, Canadian sports bettors in Ontario should check this page regularly as several top sportsbooks from the US are expected to launch in the province at some point in the near future. That includes beloved online sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings.
Launch Date: Single-Game Sports Betting Is Live in Ontario
Canada legalized single-event sports betting on August 27, 2021. That said, every province must regulate sports betting within their own province. Ontario is expected to welcome commercial sportsbooks like DraftKings and FanDuel into their province by the end of 2021 or early 2022.
Ontario officials have maintained the province will be ready for its full sports betting launch in Dec. 2021 or early 2022.
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As of right now, PROLINE+ is the only regulated online sportsbook in Ontario. The sportsbook is operated by the OLG.
Ontario Sports Betting Latest News
Check back into this page regularly to find out the latest news about Ontario sports betting.
- January 18, 2022: A report from the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCG) has been circulating online and underlines the negative impact the current proposed iGaming model in Ontario could have on tax revenue and jobs in the industry. With a provincial election set for June, this report could potentially help delay the introduction of commercial sportsbooks in the province.
- December 20, 2021: TheScore Bet obtains Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33 certification for their app. This is a very important step in theScore Bet’s proposed entry into the Ontario sports betting market as it is a key requirement for regulated online sportsbooks in the province.
- November 4, 2021: Penn National Gaming President and CEO Jay Snowden says theScore Bet will be available in Ontario when single-game sports wagering in the province is ready to launch commercial sportsbooks. Penn made the decision to go with theScore Bet brand in Canada while Barstool Sportsbook will continue to operate in the US.
- October 18, 2021: FanDuel names Dale Hooper as its General Manager of Canada. Hooper will be responsible for building a long-term strategy for FanDuel in Canadian markets and is expected to begin with Ontario.
- October 14, 2021: Rush Street Interactive launches its social gaming platform, CASINO4FUN®, in Ontario through its Bet Rivers brand. Rush Street Interactive looks to launch online casino and sports betting in the province over the coming months.
- September 9, 2021: The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issues its final regulatory standards for online sports and event betting. This sets the stage for the regulated iGaming market to launch in Ontario.
Sports Betting Sites in Ontario
Here’s a list of active and upcoming online sportsbooks you can expect in Ontario.
As mentioned above, PROLINE+ is currently the only active online sportsbook Ontarian bettors can use. You can bet on a variety of sports and leagues using PROLINE+ including football (CFL and NFL), hockey, basketball, soccer, tennis, and more.
The PROLINE+ site and mobile app allow three different types of bets: single bet, parlay, and system.
FanDuel is one of the most trusted names in the sportsbook world and is often considered among the golden standard in the industry.
While FanDuel Ontario has yet to announce concrete plans for an official launch, it would be surprising not to see them try to break into Canada’s largest sports betting market sooner than later.
Another one of the biggest online sportsbooks in North America, DraftKings already has a daily fantasy sports (DFS) presence in Canada. As a Canadian Gaming Association member, look for DraftKings Ontario to be one of the early entries onto the Ontario sports betting scene.
Caesars Sportsbook Ontario
Ontario sports bettors might already be familiar with the Caesars Sportsbook brand through the Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino in the province. Another member of the Canadian Gaming Association, Caesars Sportsbook Ontario’s entry into the Ontario sports betting market is likely just a matter of time.
One of the larger and more well-known sportsbooks in North America, BetMGM already has a strong following and they’ve dropped some teasers about their arrival in the Canadian market—and Ontario is sure to be first on that list. Look for BetMGM Ontario to become a mainstay on the sports betting scene in the Heartland Province whenever they launch.
With a newly minted Canadian CEO in tow, PointsBet is looking to make a splash on the Canadian sports betting scene and what better way to do that than by making their way to Ontario first? There’s a good chance PointsBet Ontario will be a top provider in the province as soon as they get a chance to properly set up.
theScore Bet Ontario
Talk about homegrown talent. Based in Toronto, theScore Bet has already joined the competitive US sports betting market in several high-profile sports betting markets like New Jersey. Don’t be surprised to see them target the province they call home early with one of the smoothest sports betting apps on the market today.
Local Teams: Ontario is Canada’s Biggest Sports Market
Ontario has more professional sports teams than any other province in Canada, including British Columbia and Quebec. With plenty of online gambling options on the table, there’s a sports team for everyone to bet on in the province.
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
We couldn’t kick off this list without mentioning the thirteen-time Stanley Cup champion Toronto Maple Leafs. With an exciting squad led by the likes of Auston Matthews, John Tavares, and Mitch Marner, Toronto’s beloved NHL team is a great option for Ontarian bettors.
Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Sticking to our NHL theme, the Ottawa Senators haven’t had as much historical success as the Maple Leafs but their appearance in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals is still remembered among fans. While the latest iteration of the squad is still finding its footing, players like Brady Tkachuk and Connor Brown are good reasons to keep an eye on this developing squad as a quality betting option.
Toronto Raptors (NBA)
A lot of people slept on the NBA’s only Canadian team before their they won their first NBA title in 2019 with Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry at the helm. While Leonard and Lowry have both left Toronto since winning the NBA title, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet remain as core members from that championship team. The Raptors are still a dangerous squad in the Eastern Conference that Ontarian bettors should be keeping a close eye on.
Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Canada’s only MLB team is perhaps best known for winning back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, but they’ve maintained a solid presence in the league for years. As the only major league baseball team on the Canada sports betting scene, the Toronto Blue Jays are great online betting option for Ontarian sports bettors.
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
With no NFL teams based in Ontario (or Canada for that matter), the Toronto Argonauts are one of three CFL teams in the province. With a whopping 17 Grey Cup wins, the Argos have won more CFL titles than any other team in the league and are always a great betting option.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been around since 1950 and have eight Grey Cup victories attached to their name. They are one of the original CFL franchises and have been a mainstay in the league for years and will continue to be as legal sports betting grows in Ontario.
Ottawa Redblacks (CFL)
The Ottawa Redblacks joined the CFL as an expansion team in 2010. That said, Ottawa’s CFL roots date back to their days as the Rough Riders and later the Renegades. In 2016, the Redblacks won their first CFL title and ended a 40-year championship draught for Ottawa.
Toronto FC (MLS)
The only major professional soccer team in Ontario, Toronto FC was established in 2005 and has been a steady presence in Major League Soccer (MLS) since then. In 2017, the club won the coveted domestic treble with an MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield, and Canadian Championship all in the same year.
Ontario Sports Betting Retail Locations
As the largest province in Canada, Ontario also has the largest number of casinos within its provincial boundaries. There’s a good chance some of these casinos will be used as retail locations for large sportsbooks when they launch in the province in the near future.
Here are some casinos in Ontario that may offer sports betting once legalized:
|Potential Ontario Retail Location||Address|
|Caesars Windsor||377 Riverside Dr E, Windsor, ON N9A 7H7|
|Casino Niagara||5705 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T3|
|Fallsview Casino Resort||6380 Fallsview Boulevard, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7X5|
|Casino Rama||5899 Rama Rd, Orillia, ON L3V 6H6|
|Gateway Casinos Sault Ste. Marie||30 Bay St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 7A6|
|Casino Woodbine||555 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L1|
|Pickering Casino Resort||888 Durham Live Avenue, Pickering, ON L1W 0C1|
FAQ: Here’s What You Need To Know About Ontario Sports Betting
If you’re looking to get a quick snapshot of the Ontario sports betting situation, look no further than this section.
Is sports betting legal in Ontario?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in Ontario and single-game sports betting received legalization on August 27, 2021.
Is it legal to make online sports bets in Ontario?
Yes. With that in mind, PROLINE+ is currently the only regulated online sportsbook in Ontario. More sportsbooks such as FanDuel and DraftKings are expected to join the Ontario online sports betting scene in the near future.
What online sportsbooks can I expect to launch in Ontario?
While there are no formal announcements in place just yet, Ontarian sports bettors can expect the likes of FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, PointsBet, and theScore Bet as single-game sports betting continues to grow in the province.
Do you have to place a parlay bet to bet on sports in Ontario?
No. That was the case prior to the legalization of single-game sports betting in Canada on August 27, 2021. Since then, Ontarian sports bettors are free to bet on single games and events.
Can you bet on American sports and teams while in Ontario?
Yes. Ontarians can bet on their favorite NFL teams and other American sports teams as well as any international teams outside of North America as well.
Get the Knowledge You Need for a Great Ontario Sports Betting Experience
Legalized Ontario sports betting is going to bring a lot of exciting betting opportunities for new bettors and seasoned sharps alike—and there’s always room to learn and improve no matter your level. Canada sports betting is taking off and it’s here to stay!
Check out our “How to Bet on Sports” section with many guides that will be useful to Ontarian sports bettors of all experience levels. Make sure you do your homework and know exactly how and what you’re betting on before doing so. As always, bet responsibly.