Yukon online sports betting laws
For the tiny population of Yukon, sports betting options are extremely limited. Despite the passage of bill C-218 in the summer of 2021, there are no licensed Yukon betting sites and very few places to place a wager in person.
Is sports betting legal in Yukon?
Yukon sports betting is legal – but the options are few and far between for those who fancy a sports wager.
Is online sports betting legal in Yukon?
There are no licensed Yukon online sports betting options available to people in this sparsely populated territory.
How old do I have to be to place a bet in Yukon?
You need to be at least 19 years old if you want to place a bet of any kind in Yukon.
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) are legal in Canada. No law has ever been passed outlawing DFS in the country, and as a result the major providers of the games have operated there for some years. DraftKings and FanDuel have fans in Yukon who enjoy the challenge of fantasy sports.
Hockey is hugely popular everywhere in Canada – so why should Yukon be any different? The exploits of NHL sides such as the Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks attract plenty of interest and betting activity.
The sparse nature of the population, and the limited options when it comes to sports betting, means there are limited local options available for anybody who encounters problems with their gambling. However, there are national organizations that offer resources and practical support.
The Responsible Gambling Council is recognized as the principal resource of assistance on the issue in Canada.
Problem Gambling is an organization with a vast stock of responsible gambling tools to help people who may have a problem.
The only licensed option for sports betting in Yukon is at the 37 retail outlets permitted to operate the Sport Select games administered by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC). The only licensed casino in the territory is based in Dawson City; if the sports betting landscape matures here, that could become another venue for wagering on the big game.