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New Brunswick online sports betting laws

New Brunswick online sports betting has been legal for many years, but only for parlay bets. However, legislation passed by the national government in 2021 allows provinces to permit single-game betting – and New Brunswick acted immediately to offer this facility to sports fans.

Is sports betting legal in New Brunswick?

Yes, New Brunswick sports betting is legal, but only through the state-run Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Is online sports betting legal in New Brunswick?

Yes, sports fans in New Brunswick can enjoy online betting but, as it is with in-person betting, only through the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

How old do I have to be to place a bet in New Brunswick?

If you want to take part in New Brunswick sports betting, you must be at least 19 years old.

How do I start betting in New Brunswick?

Canada has allowed single-game wagering since August 2021, and New Brunswick is one of the provinces that moved immediately to permit it to take place. However, if you want to take part in legal New Brunswick sports betting, you have to use the Pro-Line service offered by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. This service, which was formerly restricted to parlay bets, is available through numerous retail outlets, including gas stations and convenience stores.

You can also sign up for an online account by doing the following:

  1. Find the Atlantic Lottery Corporation website and create an account.

  2. You must confirm your age and verify your identity and location in the Atlantic provinces.

  3. Sports betting is found on the Pro-Line pages of the site.

  4. Transfer some funds into your new account.

  5. You’re all set to take part in New Brunswick online sports betting.

Is sports betting legal in New Brunswick?

New Brunswick is one of Canada’s Atlantic provinces, regions where licensed online sports betting is available only through the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. Provinces across Canada have been able to offer a limited form of sports betting for several years. The principal restriction was that only parlay bets, for which you have to make more than one selection, were accepted. Retail premises such as convenience stores and gas stations offer the facility to take part in New Brunswick sports betting. You can also sign up for an online account with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

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Who is allowed to bet on sports in New Brunswick?

Despite the excitement sparked by the passage of C-218 – and the immediate opening up of single-game betting in New Brunswick and elsewhere – little has changed in terms of the rules governing New Brunswick sports betting. The regulations over who can bet remain the same as they were before August 2021.

You must be at least 19 years old to bet in New Brunswick
You must be in New Brunswick to bet

Daily Fantasy Sports in New Brunswick

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) have never been outlawed in Canada. As a result, leading DFS operators such as DraftKings and FanDuel are well established in the nation, with significant numbers of regular players.

Top sports to bet on in New Brunswick

More than three-quarters of a million people live in New Brunswick, meaning there are large numbers of sports fans keen to follow their favorite teams and, potentially, enjoy wagering on their games.

Hockey

Naturally, hockey is hugely popular in New Brunswick. Since the 1990s, the province has had three teams in the Maritimes Division of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Interest is also high in the NHL, with the Montreal Canadiens drawing plenty of support from New Brunswick. Betting sites here will always see plenty of action when it comes to hockey.

Responsible gambling in New Brunswick

For most gamblers, enjoying a bet is a harmless distraction, a fun leisure pursuit. However, for a minority it can lead to the risk of addiction. It is encouraging that, with New Brunswick sports betting having taken place legally since the 1990s, there is a widespread acknowledgement that gambling should take place in a responsible way. There are several agencies within New Brunswick and across Canada that offer practical assistance, as well as guidance and advice, for anybody who feels they might be struggling with gambling.

These include:

Where can you bet in New Brunswick?

There are plenty of bricks-and-mortar locations where it is possible to enjoy New Brunswick sports betting. Atlantic Lottery Corporation outlets can be found at numerous convenience stores and gas stations – as well as online.

New Brunswick also has six land-based licensed casinos. If the laws relating to New Brunswick sports betting are relaxed further in future, it is likely that they could also become venues for sports-betting facilities.

Single-game online sports betting in Canada

Our interactive map shows the status of betting in each Canadian province and territory. Betting is legal nationwide, but some provinces only allow parlay betting – bets made up of multiple selections, rather than a single one. Other provinces allow single-game online sports betting, as well as parlay betting.

Also note that many licensed offshore websites offer legal alternatives, and our map represents provincially regulated options only.

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