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After the legalization of single-game wagering in August 2021, Canadians can finally bet on their favorite teams without having to include them in a parlay.
Other recent changes in legislation mean that private sportsbooks can enter the Ontario betting market from April 4.
This only means one thing: many American sportsbooks are expected to cross into the Great White North once the law comes into effect.
Canadian bettors who’ve long yearned for American sportsbooks can now ditch offshore books and subpar state-controlled alternatives for premium and safe betting sites.
One sportsbook that’s destined to sweeten the sports betting experience of many Canadians is FanDuel.
Once you sign up, you can look forward to an intuitive betting site and a sleek mobile app.
Here’s everything bettors need to know regarding FanDuel’s anticipated Canadian launch.
Is FanDuel Going To Be In Ontario?
|FanDuel Ontario Launch Date||April 4th|
|Minimum Age To Play||18|
|Sign Up Offers||Various|
|Last update||November 2023|
FanDuel Sportsbook is yet to confirm an official launch date, but it’s one of the sportsbooks that is tipped to cross borders on April 4.
Even if the sportsbook fails to launch on that exact date, we’re sure bettors will be using FanDuel to place wagers sometime in April, given that there’s been a lot of behind-the-scenes planning regarding the sportsbook’s inevitable march into Canada.
Plus, FanDuel already provides daily fantasy sports services to Canadians, and the brand will be eager to capitalize on its presence in Canada early on.
FanDuel Ontario Top 3 Features
FanDuel is one of the best North American sportsbooks. As a result, the site boasts some top-class features that bettors won’t find on many other sites.
Once the site goes live in Ontario, bettors can look forward to the following features:
- Competitive odds – The odds that FanDuel offers are highly competitive.
- In-Game Cash Out – If you’re winning your wager, you don’t have to wait till the last second for your bet to be settled. You can cash out your winnings halfway through a game to secure a profit.
- Same-Game Parlays – You can head over to FanDuel’s same-game parlay tab if you want to build a custom parlay containing bets from a single game.
FanDuel Canada Vs. OLG PROLINE+
Since single-game wagering was legalized, PROLINE+—which is run by Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Corporation—has been the only avenue that bettors in Ontario can use to place wagers.
Of course, from April 4, the monopoly of the state-owned sportsbook will end when other sportsbooks enter the fray.
Naturally, bettors want to know whether PROLINE+ can compete with the best sportsbooks in the industry.
To help you figure out the answer to that question, here’s a detailed comparison between FanDuel and PROLINE+.
Next, while both FanDuel and PROLINE+ offer the major sports, FanDuel comes out on top when it comes to niche betting options. The prices on FanDuel are also better than the ones offered by PROLINE+.
Both sites have a native mobile app, but, again, FanDuel’s app is more feature-rich and is the sleeker of the two.
Finally, PROLINE+ struggles when it comes to available banking methods. Currently, users have three deposit methods and one withdrawal method to choose from.
In contrast, FanDuel has listed a wide variety of banking methods, making it easier for all types of bettors to transact on the site.
As you can see, the state-owned sportsbook can’t hold a candle to the likes of FanDuel.
So we’re pleased that bettors in Ontario will finally have other sports betting options to choose from once private sportsbooks are legally allowed to operate.