Ontario Sees More Than $1 Million in Sports Wagers

Sportsbetting in Ontario has gotten off to a hot start, as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced that they've facilitated more than $1 million in wagers during the first week of the activity.

The province has one legal sportsbook, which is dubbed Proline+. It launched on August 27th, which is when sports wagering became legal in the country. The online book takes wagers through an app or through an internet browser, and there are various events throughout the world that are open, including all major North American sports.

It's quite likely that the amount of bets will rise rapidly as the NFL and NHL seasons get underway within the next month.

Commenting on the wagers OLG Chief Digital and Strategy Officer Dave Pridmore said, "Ontario bettors had been waiting for a best-in-class option to place bets and that's exactly what OLG has delivered with Proline+."

Sportsbetting had previously been allowed in Canada, albeit under parlay betting. Single event wagering was legalized earlier this year to bring the country in line with their American friends below the border.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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