Best Sportsbooks In Canada For NHL Betting

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Ontario hockey bettors will soon be allowed to bet the Maple Leafs at several new sportsbooks. (AP Photo/Peter Power)

Interested in betting hockey in Canada? Here is information you need to know about the best sportsbooks in Canada for NHL betting. Now that legal sports wagering is more available than ever in Ontario BetMGM, BetRivers, and PointsBet are expected to be among the top mobile and online sportsbook options for NHL fans in Ontario

We’ve compiled a list of the best sportsbooks in Canada for NHL betting. You’ll find competitive odds and a wide variety of bets that can be made on NHL games involving the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and more.

Bookmark this page and check back Monday for rewards that will help maximize the value of your sports betting experience in Ontario, For now, read up on what makes BetMGM, BetRivers, and PointsBet excellent options.

BetMGM Ontario – Welcome Offer Now Live

Claim welcome offer for new NHL bettors here

BetMGM heads the list of best sportsbooks for NHL betting. NHL legend and Ontario native Wayne Gretzky serves as a brand ambassador for the sportsbook.  BetMGM is offering One Game Parlay Insurance on NHL games in the U.S., where bets are refunded up to $25 in free site credits if at least three legs of a four-team parlay are correct. A similar offer may be coming for Canadians.

BetMGM, poised to be one of the best Canadian sportsbooks, offers futures odds on the winner of this year’s Stanley Cup.

As of this writing, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in the mix of NHL championship contenders at +1200, or 12-to-1 odds. This means for every $1 you wager, you would win $12 should the Leafs lift the Cup. The Senators are +10000 (100-1), and the Colorado Avalanche are the betting favorites at +400.

Caesars Ontario – Coming Soon

Caesars Sportsbook Ontario is another reliable provider of NHL betting for residents of Ontario. First time bettors who make an initial deposit and wager $20 will received $200 in site credits no matter the outcome of their wager.

They offer players a number of ways to place bets on the NHL including including Stanley Cup Futures and Divisional Winners. There’s also a section available for anyone looking to place wagers on the NHL Awards.  Caesar’s Sportsbook App offers odds on both the Hart Memorial Trophy and Vezina Trophy Winners.

Another neat feature on the Caesar’s Sports Betting App is the Daily Parlay Boost and Super Boost promotions on select games throughout the regular season. Every few days a special boost offer becomes available on a three or four team parlay. All teams on the card must win to be graded a winner.

Be sure to check back often as the daily boosts change regularly.

BetRivers Ontario – Coming Soon

BetRivers is another solid option for betting the NHL in Canada. Like in the U.S., hockey bettors may be able to take advantage of a 20% Profit Boost to use on any NHL wager every Friday until April 29.

BetRivers was dealing the Maple Leafs at slightly more attractive odds to win the Stanley Cup. Toronto was +1300 as of this writing. This brings us to an important point in betting the NHL in Canada, or really any sport. Always shop around for the best odds on your bets.

PointsBet Ontario – Coming Soon

PointsBet has a Partial Cash Out option available for NHL bettors. This allows you to cash a portion of your winnings out before the game ends. It can also be used to mitigate losses.

PointsBet also has a unique form of betting the NHL in Canada. If your bet wins by one goal, you win the amount of your bet. If it wins by two goals, you win two times the wager amount. This works in reverse for losses, too. You can win more money or lose more by participating in this type of wagering, called Points Betting.

The PointsBet sports betting app is a popular choice for hockey bettors given its speed. This is especially important when making live bets on an NHL game. New odds are constantly being offered based on how the game unfolds, and you need a sports betting app that can keep up with the ultra-fast pace. There are apps on the market that tend to lag, and that makes live betting extremely problematic. The PointsBet app allows hockey bettors to make live wagers with confidence.

How To Bet The NHL With Canadian Sportsbooks

Here are the steps you need to take to sign up with most sportsbooks apps:

  • Download the app at the App Store, Google Play Store, or the sportsbook’s website. Check back here Monday for those links, plus the best offers available to Ontario sports bettors.
  • To register: Provide basic personal information. Confirm the information when you receive an email to verify your account.
  • Fund your account: Most sportsbooks have convenient deposit methods including Mastercard, Visa, online banking transfer, ACH eCheck, BetMGM Play+, and PayPal.
  • Make your first bet: Confirm the deposit and sign-up offers have hit the account, and get ready to make your first wager. Click on the league you want, scroll down and find the game of interest, and click the odds for your chosen bet. Enter the bet amount, confirm the information is correct in the bet slip, and submit.
About the Author

Kris Johnson

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With more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist, Kris Johnson’s work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also wrote a sports-betting novel entitled The Endgame.

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