Popular Online Ways to Gamble in Canada

Online gambling is extremely popular in Canada. Thanks to the advanced technologies, the web-based version of all the games is available among Canadians. They only need smartphones, computers, tablets, and other gadgets connecting the Internet to gamble. 

Online Casinos

According to the official statistics, 65% of Canadians of legal gambling age at over 18 will place a bet at a slot machine or casino table games in the next year. The figure is higher than those in the UK and Australia. 

Canada is home to nearly ten-dozen land-based casinos, and 250 web-based sites offer the same games of blackjack, video poker, and slots, which are the most popular casino games in the country.

Lotteries are also very popular in Canada, as about one-quarter of Canadians plays some forms of lottery weekly. According to the Canadian data, the average Canadian male at the age of over 18 spends $753 per year on the lottery.

Sports Betting

Sports betting is another popular way of gambling in Canada, but it is not necessarily legal. It means that Canadians can access to the government-sanctioned multi-sport bets such as teasers and parlays but the single-sport betting is not allowed. 

However, the Canadian government estimated that Canadians wager $15 billion per year on single sports events. The state is considering legalizing and regulating it. 

Pari-mutuel betting

Pari-mutual betting is part of Canadian culture. Of which, horse racing and race betting are the only forms of wagering to be legalized across every province and city in Canada. 

You can easily find a live racing venue in Canada. Some tracks in the country are even permitted to host a few games of video poker or a few slot machines. 

If you are familiar with gambling in Europe and the United States, the Canadian gambling industry is blended between those two markets.