Which Canadian Provinces Allow You to Gamble Online?     



Gambling has a long tradition in Canada with casino gaming, lotteries, horseracing, and sports betting all quite popular. It’s easier than ever to gamble today with the advent of online gambling. Online gambling sites feature casino games, poker, sports betting, and more. You can create an account, fund it, and start wagering.

Advantages of Online Gambling

Online gambling is more convenient than the ‘classic’ form. You can play whenever you want and you don’t need to go anywhere. You can access the majority of sites on your phone or tablet.The fact that this form of gambling is becoming the most popular one in Canada is hardly a surprise. More and more Canadians are signing up to gambling sites, choosing from a variety of platforms.

This article provides detailed information about which provinces allow people to gamble online.


In Alberta, the provincial Gaming and Liquor Commission regulates land-based gaming and betting. People in this province can sign up at an offshore site if they want to gamble online.

British Columbia

British Columbia was the first region in the continent to legalize online gambling. The best-paying lottery in the country is also located here. The state-regulated site PlayNow offers online sports betting and casino gaming.


People in Ontario can open accounts and play at olg.ca, a state-regulated website that offers access to hundreds of table games, slots, and other casino games as well as live betting and single-event betting markets. Legal online casinos in Ontario feature the newest products from the best providers.


Recently, Manitoba and British Columbia entered into a partnership to offer residents PlayNow. Anyone who is nineteen or more can wager in Manitoba.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Online sportsbooks and casinos are not allowed to operate in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Your only option is an offshore site if you live here.

New Brunswick

Despite its tiny population, New Brunswick has two physical gambling venues. Again, you need to sign up at an offshore site if you want to gamble online.

Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia, Atlantic Lottery provides access to bingo, lottery games, scratch cards, and other games both online and at video terminals. Locals must sign up at an offshore site for online casinos and sports betting.

Northwest Territories

You can bet on sports and play the lottery online in the Northwest Territories of Canada. A third of these sites’ profit goes to the local community. You need to sign up at an offshore site if you want to gamble online.


The province with the smallest population in the country has no kind of gambling whatsoever. You need to sign up at an offshore site if you want to gamble online.

Prince Edward Island

Offshore operators are the online way to gamble online in this province.


The government of Saskatchewan regulates its land-based casinos. You must open an account with an offshore site to gamble online.


The state-regulated Loto-Quebec site offers online lottery games and casino gaming.


Despite being home to the first casino in the country, Yukon doesn’t offer many gambling opportunities. Most people who want to gamble online here play at offshore platforms.

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