Best betting promotions in Alberta for 2023

If you like claiming sports betting promotions or are looking to get started with sports betting, there are plenty of bonuses and promo codes waiting for you at Alberta’s top sportsbooks. BET.CA has the latest currently available for you in the list below, so make sure to check it out.


How to claim betting promotions and promo codes in Alberta

Creating a sportsbook account in Alberta

Before you can claim a promotion with a sportsbook, you’ll need to set up an account. To do this, head to your chosen sportsbook and go to their sign-up screen. You’ll be presented with a number of forms. Fill them in, adding your personal information where requested, and you’ll be good to go.

As part of the sign-up process, you may require specific documentation. you must create an account with them. To do this, load their sign-up screen and fill in the required forms with the requested information. During this, you may be required to provide or refer to the following documentation:

  • Proof of name and age (e.g. personal identification, driving license, passport)

  • Proof of address (e.g. personal identification, financial statement, bill)

The sportsbook may also check that you’re physically located in Alberta during the sign-up process via your mobile phone or IP address.

Claiming a sports betting promotion in Alberta

Depending on the type of promotion you’re claiming and which sportsbook is offering it, you will need to do certain things in order to ensure you get it:

Promo codes

If you’re claiming a welcome offer promo code, you may be required to enter the promo code when prompted while you’re completing the sign-up process. If the promotion is a deposit or wager promo code, enter the promo code where instructed on the sportsbook’s deposit screen or your bet slip, respectively.

Deposit bonuses

When claiming a deposit bonus, make sure you’re depositing at least the minimum amount as specified by the sportsbook and that you’re doing so with a payment method accepted for the promotion. If you’re making a first deposit with a sportsbook, you may be required to undergo verification checks to set up the payment method for your account.

Wagering bonuses

To claim a wager bonus, make sure to wager at least the minimum account as requested by the sportsbook and that your wager is on an event, market, and/or odds eligible for claiming the promotion.

Opt-in bonuses

Sportsbooks may occasionally offer bonuses that you must opt-in to receive. This may be via an account message or email sent to you, or on a specific page advertising the bonus.

Using a sports betting bonus in Alberta

Once you’ve completed all the necessary steps, your bonus should then be credited to your account. Before you use it, make sure to check the T&Cs to confirm if there any rules or restrictions on doing so (e.g. a free bet you can only use on the NHL).

How to withdraw winnings from a betting promotion in Alberta

If you have claimed a sports betting promotion and won money using it, you can then withdraw the winnings from your account (NB: unless there are wagering requirements as part of the bonus, check the T&Cs to confirm this).

To withdraw money from your betting account, head to the sportsbook’s cashier/account section and follow the instructions to place a withdrawal request. If you’re withdrawing from your account for the first time, you may be required to complete additional steps and verification checks to set up the payment method for your account.

How to bet in Alberta

Single-game betting is now legal in Alberta, both online and at select retail locations, to everyone aged 18 years or older. As of 2023, Play Alberta is the only available online option, while SportSelect sports betting, run by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WGLC), is the retail product available.

However, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) has announced that it is accepting applications and plans to allow two more operators to open up sportsbooks in the province later in 2023. Winnings on sports betting are not taxed in Alberta.

Expert sportsbook reviews for Alberta

If you want to learn more about the sportsbooks available in Alberta or those which may be opening in the province soon, make sure to check out our expert team’s in-depth sportsbook reviews. We cover everything you need to know, from the sports, odds, and markets they offer, to their mobile app and standard of customer service.

Head over to our reviews page so that you can find your next sportsbook of choice.

Popular sports teams in Alberta

Alberta is home to several popular hockey and football teams. The Edmonton Oilers play in the NHL and enjoyed one of the most successful dynasties in the league’s history, winning five Stanley Cups between 1984 and 1990. Their rivals include the Calgary Flames, who were one of only two teams to interrupt that winning streak by winning the Stanley Cup in 1989.

Similarly, the Edmonton Elks are the second most successful team in CFL history with 14 Grey Cups, including five straight from 1978 to 1982. However, it was the Calgary Stampeders who celebrated more recent success, by winning their eighth Grey Cup in 2018.

Edmonton Oilers

League: NHL

Conference: Western

Division: Pacific

Year founded: 1971

Arena: Rogers Place

Stanley Cups: 5

Most recent: 1990

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Calgary Flames

League: NHL

Conference: Western

Division: Pacific

Year founded: 1972

Arena: Scotiabank Saddledome

Stanley Cups: 1

Most recent: 1989

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Edmonton Elks

League: CFL

Division: West

Year founded: 1949

Arena: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium

Grey Cups: 14

Most recent: 2015

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Calgary Stampeders

League: CFL

Division: West

Year founded: 1945

Arena: McMahon Stadium

Grey Cups: 8

Most recent: 2018

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