Sports betting has gone mainstream in Canada. Odds discussions and betting picks are now a regular segment on popular sports shows and sports betting lingo is continuing to creep into the vocabularies of everyday Canadians. This is true in Calgary as well, where residents enjoy having some action on the games.
If you’ve found this page it probably means you’re ready to place a bet and get some action on tonight’s sporting events. So let’s get right to it:
Bet On Sports From Calgary – 3 Step Guide
Follow these three steps to start betting on sports online from anywhere in Calgary.
Step 1. Open A Sports Betting Account
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Each of our recommended betting sites are popular and trusted by Canadian residents.
SportsInteraction.com is our top rated sportsbook for Calgary residents, so we will be using SIA for the remainder of this three step guide.
SIA are entirely focused on the Canadian market, which shows through in their customer service, bet offerings, deposit/withdrawal options and exclusive promotions for Canadians. Sports Interaction is actually located in Canada on the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal, so they are all-in on the Canadian market and have long term plans to provide a great betting service for Canadians.
Click here to visit SportsInteraction.com. Click the ‘Open Account’ button on our landing page and complete the sign up form to open your account.
Step 2. Deposit
Next you will have to fund your account with the money you want to bet. Log into your SIA account and click on the ‘Deposit’ button. Select one of the deposit options (Visa, MasterCard, Interac, etc) and complete the instructions for that deposit method to fund your acount.
You will receive a 100% matching bonus up to $500 in free bets by joining through our link.
Step 3. Place Your Bets
It’s time to place your bets.
- Click ‘Sports’ from the top menu bar.
- Navigate to the sport/event you want to bet on.
- Select the odds of the bet you want to make.
- Enter your risk amount on the Bet Card in the right sidebar.
- If you’re happy with the risk and payout, click ‘Place Bet’ to lock in the wager.
Sports Betting in Calgary – FAQ
If you haven’t left our site to go place some sports wagers yet, perhaps it’s because you have more questions about betting on sports in Calgary. Below I’ve answered a few of the more common questions I receive from Calgary residents.
Can I use a local bookie in Calgary?
I advise against using a local bookie in Calgary. It’s not legal to operate an unregulated sports betting operation from within Canada, so your local bookie would be breaking the law by taking your bets.
Using one of the betting sites we’ve recommended is a better option. They betting sites are trusted, secure, easy to use, and generally will have better odds than a local bookie.
Can I bet using my credit card?
Yes, all three of our recommended betting sites accept credit card deposits (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
If you deposit via credit card you will likely have to cash out your winnings via another method (bank transfer, check through the mail, etc.)
Can I fund my account with Interac?
Yes, both SportsInteraction.com and Bodog.eu accept Interac as a banking option for both deposits and withdrawals. I personally use Interac for the majority of my sports betting deposits/cash outs. It’s a very easy method that Canadians are accustomed to.
What professional sports teams play in Calgary?
Calgary is home to several professional sports teams. The Calgary Flames of the NHL and Calgary Stampeders of the CFL would likely be considered the most popular pro sports teams in the city.
- Calgary Flames (Hockey – NHL)
- Calgary Stampeders (Football – CFL)
- Calgary Roughnecks (Lacrosse – NLL)
- Cavalry FC (Soccer – CPL)
You can bet on any of these Calgary teams at any of the betting sites recommended above.