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Prince Edward Island online sports betting laws

Canada’s smallest province took a big step forward in August 2021 when it introduced single-game wagering as soon as the national government legalized it. It represented a significant boost for the Prince Edward Island sports betting landscape as a new era of online gambling dawned for many people across Canada.

Is sports betting legal in Prince Edward Island?

Prince Edward Island sports betting is legal, but the only fully licensed operator is the state-run Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Is online sports betting legal in Prince Edward Island?

Yes. Sports fans in Prince Edward Island can take part in online sports betting, but only through the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

How old do I have to be to place a bet in Prince Edward Island?

To get involved in Prince Edward Island sports betting, you will need to be at least 19 years old.

How do I start betting in Prince Edward Island?

Prince Edward Island sports betting fans have been able to wager on their favorite teams and events for several years. However, until 2021 the only bets you were allowed to place were parlays. That means you had to stake on more than one outcome and hope that all your selections were correct to generate a return. That’s now changed and you can place single-game wagers through the Pro-Line service run by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

This is available through numerous retail outlets and you can also play online if you register an account using the following process:

  1. Go to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation website and sign up for an account.

  2. Confirm your age and verify your identity and location in the Atlantic provinces.

  3. Navigate to the Pro-Line pages, where sports betting is located.

  4. Deposit some funds into your new account.

  5. You’re now ready to start enjoying Prince Edward Island online sports betting.

Is sports betting legal in Prince Edward Island?

Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s Atlantic provinces and the smallest region in the country. Licensed online sports betting is available here only through the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. Like other provinces across Canada, people living here have been able to take part in sports betting for several years. However, their options were limited by the restriction that only parlay bets of more than one selection would be accepted. Locations such as convenience stores and gas stations offer access to Prince Edward Island sports betting. You can also sign up for an online account with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Legalization of single-game online sports betting
Competition from offshore sportsbooks
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Who is allowed to bet on sports in Prince Edward Island?

The passage of bill C-218 caused considerable comment and upheaval in the summer of 2021, but it made very little difference to the laws surrounding eligibility to take part in Prince Edward online betting. The regulations over who can bet remain the same as they were before single-game wagering became legal.

You must be at least 19 years old to bet in Prince Edward Island
You must be in Prince Edward Island to bet

Daily Fantasy Sports in Prince Edward Island

Unlike the United States, where legal wrangles have surrounded Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operations for decades, Canada is much more clear on the question. Daily Fantasy Sports have never been outlawed here and, as a result, leading DFS operators such as DraftKings and FanDuel have been operating in Canada for some while building up large and loyal numbers of regular players.

Top sports to bet on in Prince Edward Island

With a population estimated at just over 150,000, and a remote location on the Atlantic coast, Prince Edward Island might seem a little removed from sporting activity. But there is plenty of interest in top sports here.

Hockey

Prince Edward Island is part of Canada so, of course, hockey is massively popular here. The Charlottetown Islanders represent the province in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and attract good local support, as do many of the Canadian teams in the NHL. Hockey will always be the No.1 sport for Prince Edward Island online betting.

Responsible gambling in Prince Edward Island

For the majority of gamblers, placing a bet is a fun and enjoyable leisure experience. For a small minority, however, gambling can become an addiction and cause domestic, mental health and financial issues. Given the long-time availability of sports betting in Prince Edward Island, it is perhaps not surprising that there is plenty of help at hand for anybody facing problems.

There are several agencies, locally and nationally, that deliver sound advice, as well as practical assistance, for anybody who feels they might be struggling with gambling. These include:

  • The Responsible Gambling Council, one of the main resources of responsible gambling materials and programs across Canada.

  • Problem Gambling offers a variety 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 government of Prince Edward Island also provides a range of helpful resources including a 24-hour hotline dedicated to islanders.

Where can you bet in Prince Edward Island?

You can access Prince Edward Island online sports betting anywhere on the island. There are also numerous retail outlets such as gas stations and convenience stores where you can find Atlantic Lottery Corporation facilities. The island currently has five licensed land-based casinos. It remains to be seen whether the sports betting market here will become more diversified; if it does, these would be obvious candidates as locations where retail sports betting could take place.

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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