Single-game betting is placing sports bets on individual games and events that take place on one specified day. Previously in Canada, you could only place parlay bets that combined multiple selections across multiple games. That all changed when a private members bill, C-218, was passed in Canada in June 2021. That then went into the statute books and became law as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act later that year on August 27.
It means that provinces are now able to offer single-game betting, either via existing government-owned lottery organizations, or from sportsbooks holding the appropriate license for that province. Provinces are able to approve and sell licenses to sports betting providers and earn additional revenue from providers who currently offer their products offshore.
More importantly, the law change also opens up a plethora of sports betting markets and options to Canadian sports fans, with the passing of C-218 seen within the betting industry as a watershed moment for sports betting in Canada.
With the introduction of single-game betting, government-regulated providers can now offer a full range of sports betting products to the Canadian market. This means you can bet on individual games throughout the regular season, plus the big end-of-season showpiece championship games. For the first time, you can bet on the marquee events on the sporting calendar, including the Super Bowl, the Grey Cup, and the Stanley Cup Finals, and much more, without having to include your picks in parlays.
In short, the legalization of single-game betting is a gamechanger for sports betting in Canada, and here at BET.CA we’re here to help you make the most of it.