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Sports Betting in Canada

With the advent of online betting opportunities for punters, there are multitude of options when it comes to gambling on sport all over the world.

The sports betting landscape is as strong as ever in Canada and with so many sports and bookmakers to choose from, there are no end of ways for people to try and win big.

Whether you’re new to betting or a real old gambler, the wealth of betting opportunities in Canada is seemingly endless – making it a great place to try and win some cash.

As always when betting however, there are plenty of things to consider when sports betting in Canada.

Pick Your Sport Wisely

Canada is a hub for sporting activity. With professional teams operating in the NHL, NBA, MLS and the MLB, Canada is well represented across the grand pantheon of American sports.

In addition, there is the stand-alone Canadian Football League, which isn’t as recognisable as the NFL in America but the quality of action more than holds its own.

Winter sports also dominate the sporting landscape in Canada too with a rich history in the Winter Olympics – which have also been held in the country.

Not to mention Grand Slam winners in the world of tennis and golf too.

With so many sports to choose from, it can be difficult for punters to pick the best bets, but sport specific knowledge is often key and be sure to scour the market for the best odds available.

Choose the Right Bookmaker for You

The online sports betting boom across the world has seen a plethora of betting companies appear and that trend has continued in Canada.

Whilst most bookmakers have their operational bases in countries, there are a wealth of bookies available to Canadian punters.

Bet365 are the world’s leading bookmaker, with odds offered on sporting action across the globe and they have markets tailored for the Canadian audience.

Sport Interaction and BetOnline are two more highly reputable bookmakers that offer very competitive odds within the Canadian sports betting sphere.

Use the Welcome Offers

Attracting new customers is the key consideration for most bookmakers and there are a wealth of tactics betting companies will adopt to get somebody to sign up to their site.

Such is the competition for custom between online bookmakers, that all of the major bookies in Canada offer new customers enticing welcome offers to get punters to sign up.

Some give away free bets and others offer welcome bonuses, with both having the potential to greatly increase any winnings.

Welcome offers can fluctuate massively in value, but they are a great opportunity for punters to become familiar with a specific bookmakers’ website and develop confidence when betting.

Traditionally, welcome offers tend to come with a range of terms and conditions, with each bookmaker operating to their own set of rules – so ensure you read up on the T’s & C’s before you sign up.

Live Streaming

Very few things are as exhilarating as watching live sports and being able to bet on the action at the same time gives punters a whole new dimension.

Most of the major Canadian bookmakers offer their customers the chance to live steam a fixture, through the bookies’ website – provided they have placed a bet that meets the minimum required amount.

From predicting which team will score the next home run, all the way down to which basketball player will be fouled next, live streaming goes hand in hand with in-play betting – allowing Canadian punters to bet and watch the action all in one place.

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