Newfoundland and Labrador online sports betting laws
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, sprang a surprise in the summer of 2021. Previously seen as an area unfriendly to gambling, it became one of the provinces to introduce single-game sports betting as soon as the bill C-218 was passed in August 2021 by the national government.
Is sports betting legal in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Newfoundland and Labrador sports betting is legal through the sole licensed operator, the state-run Atlantic Lottery Corporation .
Is online sports betting legal in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Newfoundland and Labrador online sports betting is legal through the Pro-Line platform run by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.
How old do I have to be to place a bet in Newfoundland and Labrador?
As with the majority of Canadian provinces, to bet in Newfoundland and Labrador you need to be at least 19 years old.
Sports fans in Newfoundland and Labrador have been able to place bets for several years. However, until 2021 the only way you could wager was on parlays . These bets tend to be less popular with bettors because you have to make more than one selection – and all your picks have to win for you to see a return. However, it is now possible to place single-game wagers through the Pro-Line service overseen by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.
This is available at many retail outlets, and you can play online by registering using the following steps:
Find the Atlantic Lottery Corporation website and look for the sign-up button.
Verify your age, identity and location in the Atlantic provinces.
Go to the Pro-Line pages, where sports betting is to be found.
Deposit some funds into your new account.
You’re all set for Newfoundland and Labrador online sports betting.
The Newfoundland Growlers are the biggest local players of Canada’s No.1 sport. They are a professional outfit who play in the ECHL. Fans also follow the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Leafs in the NHL; wherever hockey is played and watched in Canada, there will always be significant interest in betting on the action.
The fact that sports betting is well established in the province ensures that there is a welcome focus on the need for all forms of gaming to be pursued responsibly by providers and participants. Most people enjoy gambling as a relaxing leisure pursuit. For a small minority, however, it can lead to addiction and a range of social problems. Plenty of agencies operate nationally and locally to provide practical support for such people, as well as well-founded advice that can help gamblers avoid issues.
The Responsible Gambling Council, seen as one of the leading resources of responsible gambling materials and programs across the nation.
Problem Gambling offers a range of responsible gambling tools to help people, and their families, who are worried about their gambling.
The Canada Safety Council delivers a wealth of information, including access to a number of helplines.
The Atlantic Lottery Corporation runs a program training retailers in the ways they can help gamblers who may develop problems.
Several retail outlets across the province, including grocery stores and gas stations, have Atlantic Lottery Corporation facilities where you can bet. Anyone over 18 years old with an internet connection can place a sports bet through the Pro-Line platform provided by the ALC. Newfoundland and Labrador is home to two licensed land-based casinos. Should the sports betting landscape mature further, they would be potential venues for future sports betting.