Half of Ontario Gamblers to Bet on Super Bowl

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Yesterday we reported that the ASA held a survey that indicated a huge amount of growth in the number of Americans betting on Super Bowl LVII this Sunday. Today, a survey from the Responsible Gambling Council out of Canada indicated that half of Ontario sports bettors will bet on the big game as well.

According to the survey, 49% of Ontario residents that bet on sports will be placing at least one wager on the game, with 54% making a single bet. 24% will bet on different outcomes through multiple sportsbooks. The survey also indicated that 39% of respondents think their knowledge in the sport will give them an edge when making bets, but those who gamble see the number jump to 73%, and 91% for those who bet regularly.

Interestingly, 77% of those who plan to place bets will consumer either alcohol, cannabis, or other intoxicating substances during the event.

Other interesting stats from the survey include:

  • 88% using at least one strategy to try to mitigate risk
  • 74% of people plan to watch the game at home
  • 38% have plans to stick to a limit on wagers
  • 34% of gamblers view sportsbetting as a form of entertainment and not a way to win money
  • 24% say they never bet intoxicated
  • 21% say they won't bet if they feel depressed or anxious
  • 63% of online gamblers have used at least one responsible gambling feature

Commenting on the survey, Responsible Gambling Council CEO Shelley White said, "It's positive to see the majority of Ontario's sports bettors using the extra bench strength of responsible gambling tools, both on and offline. The excitement of the big game, being with friends and family, and substance use can all influence how we play. And betting more than one can afford to lose can have a devastating impact. Having a plan in place to manage risk and protect yourself is key to enjoying the game."

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
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.