Best sportsbooks in Ontario for 2023

BET.CA reviews the best sportsbooks in Ontario to help you choose the sports betting site that's right for you. For sportsbooks outside of Ontario, click here.


How we rate sportsbooks

Here at BET.CA we have compiled a specific checklist to rate all Ontario sportsbooks equally. As the betting market expands in Ontario, the number of sportsbooks on offer also continues to grow, and we’re here to help choose the best one for you.

We assess sportsbooks across a full range of criteria to give you all the information you need, covering everything from the breadth of their markets, to their customer support and quality of their app. Here’s a breakdown of how we review sportsbooks to help you make the right choice.

⭐️ Our verdict

We cut to the chase and give you our verdict. Do we recommend the sportsbook? What do we like? What aren’t we so keen on? This information is front and center and then backed up with a detailed breakdown of the sportsbook’s key features.

👍 Pros and cons

We let you know the best and worst aspects of each sportsbook with quick pros and cons. All betting sites have their strengths and weaknesses, and we highlight both so you have all the information you need to make the right choice for your sports betting needs.

💲 Deposits, withdrawals and payout speed

How easy is it to add money to your account, and how quickly can you withdraw it when you win? We give you the information that matters, from the different deposit and withdrawal options available, to how quickly winning bets are paid out.

🔢 How to sign up

The first hurdle to clear when starting out on your betting journey is signing up to a sportsbook. We assess each sportsbook’s sign-up process to let you know how easy (or not!) it is to get started.

📱 App review

Betting from your phone is now an essential part of sports betting, so we have tested each sportsbook’s app to make sure they fit the bill for your sports betting needs.

🏈 Market coverage and betting options

Before you sign up with a sportsbook, you’ll want to know what sports you can and can’t bet on, and how competitive their odds are. We’ve done the hard work for you by checking out each sportsbook’s betting value, range of markets and sports, provision of stats and tips, and live betting options.

🌍 Reputation and safety

A sportsbook’s success depends on its reputation, so we assess their credentials and ensure the sites that we recommend are reputable, trustworthy, and reliable. We also check to make sure they’re taking Responsible Gaming seriously, and highlight the tools they offer to keep your betting safe.

🕐 Support

We hope your betting journey will be plain sailing, but sometimes you may need help with your account. We assess each sportsbook’s customer service offerings to give you confidence that when you need help from your chosen betting site, you’ll get it in a timely and reliable fashion.

🍁 Regulation

With sports betting opening up in Ontario, it’s important to highlight the sportsbooks who are legally regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), so you can be assured that you are betting with a trusted, government-approved operator.

How to sign up for a sportsbook

Most sportsbooks have a similar sign-up process for setting up an account. It is generally straightforward to do so and only requires you to have relevant personal information to hand. You must do the following to sign up for a sportsbook:

  1. Enter your details as prompted. You will likely be asked for your real name, home address, email address, and a phone number. One or both of the latter may be used to verify your account.

  2. Submit the required documentation to prove your age. In this instance, you may be asked for a digital copy of your driver’s license and/or your social insurance number.

  3. Decide upon and submit the username and password that you will use to log into your account. It is recommended that these are unique to your betting account, and not the same as your login details for any other services you use online.

  4. Select how you want to deposit and withdraw money from your account.

  5. Make your first deposit to your account, complete any remaining verification checks, and get betting!

Is it safe to bet on sports online?

It is completely safe to bet on sports online, so long as you do so with a regulated and trustworthy sportsbook and do not bet more money than you can reasonably afford. If you’re becoming concerned about your betting habits and activity, don’t forget that you can use your chosen sportsbook’s Responsible Gaming tools and resources for help and advice on how to keep your betting safe.

Ontario sports betting legalization in 2022

Due to the legalization of single-game sports betting that was approved for Canada in August 2021, it is now easier than ever to bet with a regulated sportsbook in the province of Ontario.

Since the regulations have been introduced, several of the biggest and best sports betting sites around have applied for and received licenses to operate as regulated sportsbooks in Ontario. That means sports bettors in Ontario now have access to sportsbooks featuring government-approved data and account protection measures, extensive Responsible Gaming options, and reliable customer service processes. See our full guide on sports betting in Canada.

Are you taxed on sports betting winnings in Ontario?

As sports bettors in Ontario will be undoubtedly pleased to hear, winnings on recreational sports bets are not taxed in the province, as they are considered “windfalls” by the Canadian government.

However, if you’re classed as a full-time professional bettor for whom sports betting is your primary source of income, this rule does not apply. In other words, as long as you're betting for fun and not in any professional capacity, you will not be taxed on your winnings.

Responsible gambling in Ontario

Betting is intended to be a fun activity that can add to the excitement of following sports. However, for some it can be a source of gambling problems and addiction issues. To help ensure that you’re in a position to bet safely and within your own means, make sure to use sportsbook(s) that come with a good, reliable range of Responsible Gaming tools and resources.

Many reputable sportsbooks will allow you to place limits on your betting activity if required, such as with daily, weekly, or monthly deposit limits, timeout periods, temporary account closures, and other tools.

Beyond this, there are several organizations that can help you keep your betting safe, such as the Responsible Gambling Council, Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gaming, and iGaming Ontario.

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