Sports betting apps for Canadians
There are many quality sports betting apps available to Canadians that allow them to wager on sports and racing events from across the globe. These betting apps are available on the two major mobile platforms — Android and iOS — and offer players access to thousands of global betting markets and other gambling services.
While there are many sportsbook apps available to Canadians in 2019, not all of them are quality, but we firmly believe the following are the best:
William Hill app
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William Hill, the giant UK company, is a big player in the Canadian sports betting scene, despite not holding any licences in the country. William Hill’s mobile betting apps are available on both Android and iOS devices and their range of markets is second to none, although they don’t do many of the smaller Canadian domestic sports competitions. William Hill also has an outstanding mobile website.
Mr Green app
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Mr Green has fully functional Apple and Android apps available for CAD deposits, which means you can bet on sports, plus play this MRG-owned gambling company’s casino games all from your handset. The winner of the 2016 Casino App of the Year, Mr Green’s offering is definitely slanted more towards their outstanding casino product, but it does feature enough sports betting markets to keep most Canadians interested.
Leo Vegas app for Canadians
More: Leo Vegas review
Leo Vegas has both an Android and an Apple app available to Canadians. These are downloadable directly from the casino and from the app store. LeoVegas is the self-described “King of Mobile” and its apps do not disappoint. The Leo Vegas app features 100s of real money slots and probably the best live dealer offering available on mobile. The games include those from Evolution Gaming and various other live casino providers. You can also bet on various sports via the sportsbook portion of the app, which features an outstanding array of hockey markets. You can also download an app with just the sports portion of LeoVegas.
Sports Interaction app
Sports Interaction is the only locally-licensed sportsbook to feature apps. Given that the betting site has to abide by local laws, there are restrictions on what type of bets you can place here, including no single game wagers. However, Sports Interaction is based in Canada, which could put some peoples’ minds at ease. The app includes both sports betting and casino games.
Sports betting app promotions
While there has been a handful of sports betting sites to give customers a bonus for downloading their app, this is not that common. Instead when you download an app you can take advantage of all the regular promotions that are running at the online sportsbook.
One of the best things about signing up at a new betting site is that you get a welcome bonus, and this is no different when using an app for the first time. After you have made your new account and you deposit, you will receive the bonus they have been advertising.
What is an Android betting app
Android is the operating software that many of the biggest mobile and tablet companies, including Samsung, use to power their devices. The big advantage Android users have over gambling users of chief rival iOS is that you can download non-market apps, while Apple forces their users to download apps directly from the App store. By non-market we mean apps directly from the gambling company. Rest assured these apps are still vetted by bodies like eCOGRA for fairness, despite not being ticked off by Google or Apple.
Best Android sports betting apps available in Canada:
What is an iOS betting app
iOS is the operating system that powers Apple mobiles and tablets and is the one familiar to most people in the world. The downside for users of Apple phones and tablets is that unless you are in a country with regulation, or like Canada where online sports betting is ignored, you won’t find apps in the app store. The good news for Canadians is that we have no laws banning offshore betting sites from offering us their services.
Best iOS sports betting apps available in Canada:
CAD betting app deposit options
Most of the betting apps available to Canadians have many deposit options available, including things such as credit and debit cards, web wallets and bank transfers.
Some sports betting apps will have fewer deposit options available than on desktop, although in 2019 this has become less common-place with most payment companies understanding most people pay on mobile.
Basically if you are familiar with the Canadian banking system, you will find a deposit option that suits you, even if you are looking to pay with a prepaid card.
Are sports betting apps legal in Canada?
Canada is blessed with a lack of regulation surrounding online sports betting. In short this means we are able to bet with offshore companies legally. We are considered to be a grey market when it comes to betting laws, unlike the USA, where they did put a blanket ban on online sports betting for many years.
While technically sports betting online in Canada is not legal, there is also no law saying online wagering is illegal. In conclusion, no Canadian punter has ever gotten in trouble for wagering with an offshore sports betting company. This is unlikely to change anytime soon which means we can download sports betting apps to our heart’s content.