Alberta Online Sports Betting
Updated on : 09/30/2023
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It can all seem a little confusing with all the law changes, but Alberta sports betting is alive and well. Now that C-218 has passed into law, Alberta bettors can get access to a whole helping of available betting leagues and markets, including single wagers!
- Best Alberta Sportsbooks
- Alberta Betting Laws
- Alberta Sports Betting News Updates
- Alberta Events and Betting Markets
- Alberta NHL Betting Odds
- Alberta Online Sports Betting FAQ
- Final Thoughts on Betting in Alberta
Canada's sports betting package is rolled out, and now users in their provinces can get online and bet on a new variety of games and markets, including single wagers. For Albertans, that app is PlayAlberta, the ALGC's proprietary website and app offering all kinds of gambling.
However, to keep pace with some other provinces like Ontario, Alberta will expand their market to allow for two commercial operators. We've got everything you need, including news updates regarding legal betting in Alberta.
Updated on : 09/30/2023
BEST ALBERTA SPORTSBOOKS
PlayAlberta is the lottery-run betting solution in the province. However, there's strong indication that Alberta will give retail casinos the opportunity to provide mobile sports betting apps for their customers, opening up the market. If and when that happens, we may see some big names in legal online sports betting enter the Alberta market, including the following:
Started in 2006, Betway has become a global heavyweight, and this is good news for the Alberta sports betting sector. The offerings compare well with other Alberta sportsbooks, giving bettors a great spread to pick from across a decent range of sports. Alberta sports betting apps have become very popular, and the Betway app fits the bill for bettors who are on the move. It’s got full functionality across the board and fits in well with Betway’s general approach for betting in Alberta.
Pinnacle bucks the trend of most Alberta sports betting providers. No big adverts, and no eye-catching bonuses. Since 1998, it’s invested in better odds for more loyal customers, and the long game seems to be working.
The betting options are good, with comprehensive coverage. Alberta online sports betting fans benefit from live betting options, esports, and more. It takes care of their customers with 24/7 contact options, as well as competitive banking options throughout.
Locally licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission of Quebec, Sports Interaction has been around since 1997. It provides markets solely to Canada, making it a strong contender to be a potential Alberta online sports betting website in the near future.
Given the solid platform and round-the-clock customer care, it ranks well among betting sites. There has already been an expansion to the scope of Sports Interaction's services in Ontario. Fans of Alberta sports betting apps should test out the mobile functionality of the browser site before judging: it’s slick and works well.
NEW SPORTS BETTING APPS IN ALBERTA
We have compiled a list of apps that are potentially going to launch in Alberta. These are not live yet, but may be in the future!
ALBERTA BETTING LAWS
For a while, Alberta's lottery offered a small selection of parlay bets underneath Canada's limited sports betting allocation. After 2020, however, governments all across the world, including Canada saw the need to bring revenues to state and provincial coffers.
This boost came in the form of C-218, a bill that eventually garnered bipartisan support and, later, full Royal Assent. This bill (now law) allowed for Canada to offer and tax single-game wagers, essentially giving Canadian bettors access to the same scope of legal bets available in the US.
Now that single wagers are legal in Canada, it's expected that Alberta will not only offer bets on the ALGC's PlayAlberta website, but potentially offer two sporting venues the opportunity to offer mobile apps down the line. We'll keep you posted with all these changes as they develop.
ALBERTA SPORTS BETTING NEWS UPDATES
|Alberta Plans to Expand Legal Sports Betting|
Dec. 16, 2021
The Canadian province of Alberta has just released plans for the expansion of commercial sports betting in conjunction with pro sports teams.
ALBERTA ONLINE SPORTS BETTING: EVENTS AND BETTING MARKETS
Alberta betting sites see a massive preference for hockey, which is not very surprising. The NHL traffic dominates across Canada, hands down. However, Alberta online sports betting caters to nearly every major event and league across the US, Canada, and globally.
From the NFL to cricket, the odds are there for the bettor. Betting in Alberta has kept pace with recent developments across all the major leagues across the globe. This makes Alberta online sports betting a vibrant and compelling environment for bettors.
Most vendors will provide certain markets, events, and odds but won’t have every option on every game. As the Alberta sports betting market matures and expands, users will have more choice with events and markets that they didn't have before the passage of C-218 and the legalization of single-event wagering.
ALBERTA NHL BETTING ODDS
You can find here below a selection of updated PlayAlberta moneyline odds for an upcoming NHL game!
Updated September 30, 2023 5:57 AM ET - Odds Provided by PlayAlberta - Subject to Change
|Blue Jackets vs Avalanche 11/04||PlayAlberta+ Moneyline Odds|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||3.25|
ALBERTA ONLINE SPORTS BETTING FAQ
No review will be able to get to everything, but we find it helps to answer some of the more common queries people have. Here are five questions we hear all the time, along with some brief answers.
WHERE CAN I FIND ALBERTA SPORTS BETTING OPTIONS?
At the moment, PlayAlberta is the only sportsbook live and offering the full scope of wagers in the province. Two commercial sites are expected to become available if sporting venues are given the option to offer web and mobile platforms.
ARE ALBERTA SPORTSBOOKS LEGAL?
Yes, online sports betting is legal in Alberta.
IS BETTING IN ALBERTA SAFE?
Yes! Sites that operate in the Alberta online sports betting scene must be fully regulated and licensed, in addition to using industry-standard encryption.
ARE THERE ANY ALBERTA SPORTS BETTING APPS?
At the moment, PlayAlberta is the only sports betting platform available in Alberta, and it is browser-only. You can play on a mobile device.
HOW DO I WITHDRAW MY WINNINGS FROM ALBERTA BETTING SITES?
Most sites will offer standard banking options, such as credit or debit cards. Aside from that, there are newer options like Paysafe cards or even crypto.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON BETTING IN ALBERTA
Alberta sports betting is entering a new phase with the addition of single event wagering. As a result, there aren't that many available choices in the province: you can get online with the AGLC's website to bet, and that's it. However, there's increasing talk of offering sports venues the ability to release mobile apps and offer in-person sports betting, which would open the market.
We're hoping that Alberta does indeed move forward with a competitive market of apps, but until then, PlayAlberta is your only way to bet in the province.
It’s worth also taking a moment to reflect on our responsibilities as bettors: bet with your head, not over it, and take advantage of your preferred sportsbook's responsible gaming features like cooling off methods, which they are required by law to provide.