Sports betting has boomed in Canada over the past several years. Any negative stigma about sports betting has vanished and it’s now become and accepted and popular part of Canadian sports culture. Betting odds are a main topic of conversation on popular sports shows and online sportsbooks are now dominating main stream media advertisements. Winnipeg residents enjoy some betting action on the big game or event as much as anywhere else in Canada.
If you’re here on this page it probably means you want to place some bets, so let’s get right into it:
Bet On Sports From Winnipeg – 3 Step Guide
Follow this three step tutorial to start betting on sports online from anywhere in Winnipeg.
Step 1. Open A Betting Account
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These three betting sites are safe, secure and trusted by Canadian bettors.
SportsInteraction.com is our top recommended betting site for Winnipeg residents. I will use SIA for all examples in the remainder of this guide.
SIA is licensed and regulated in Canada, by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, with their headquarters located on Kahnawake Mohawk Territy, just outside of Canada. Sports Interaction is entirely committed to provide Canadian bettors with a great betting service, and this shows through in their bet offerings, deposit/withdrawal options catered to Canadians, and customer service.
Click here to visit SportsInteraction.com. Click the ‘Open Account’ button on our landing page and fill out the sign up form to open your account.
Step 2. Deposit Funds
Next you will have to deposit the money that you want to bet with. After logging into your SIA account click on the ‘Deposit’ button and choose your preferred deposit method (Visa, MasterCard, Interac, etc). Enter your deposit amount and follow the instructions for your chosen deposit method.
By joining through our link you will receive a 100% matching bonus up to $500 in free bets on your first deposit.
Step 3. Place Your Bets
It’s time to place some sports wagers.
- Click ‘Sports’ from the top menu bar.
- Use the left sidebar to navigate to the sport/event/league that you want to bet on.
- Select the odds of the wager that you want to make to add it to your Bet Card.
- Enter your risk amount on the Bet Card and click ‘Place Bet’ to lock in your wager.
Ready to bet? Click here to visit SportsInteraction.com.
Sports Betting in Winnipeg – FAQ
Are you still here? Haven’t left to place some bets at one of our recommended betting sites? If so, then perhaps you have some more questions regarding sports betting from Winnipeg. Below I will answer a few of the more common questions I receive from Winnipeg residents.
Can I bet with a local bookie in Winnipeg?
I do not advise betting with a local bookie in Winnipeg. It is not legal to operate an unregulated sportsbook in Canada, and this is what a local bookie would be doing. Therefore, your local bookie would be breaking the law by taking your bets. It’s best to steer clear of this.
I suggest joining one of the trusted betting sites I’ve listed above and using them for your bets. You will receive a sign up bonus, a wider selection of betting options, and fair odds.
Can I bet with credit cards online?
Yes, all three of our recommended betting sites allow you to deposit with Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Bet365 will allow you to withdraw winnings back to your credit card, while SIA and Bodog do require you to cash out winnings via another method (bank wire, check, bitcoin) if you deposit with credit card.
Can I deposit/withdraw using Interac e-Transfer?
Yes, SportsInteraction.com and Bodog.eu allow both deposits and withdrawals via Interac. This is my preferred transaction method for my sports betting needs. Using Interac for both deposits and withdrawals at SIA and Bodog is as easy as sending or receiving an Interac transfer from a friend.
What professional sports teams play in Winnipeg?
Winnipeg is home to a variety of professional teams, but it’s the Winnipeg Jets (NFL) and Blue Bombers (CFL) that are the most followed teams in the city. The Jets returning to Winnipeg in 2011 after relocating to Atlanta for 12 years was a huge win for the city, and the Jets are now perennial contenders having made the Stanley Cup Playoffs the last four seasons.
- Winnipeg Jets (Hockey – NHL)
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Football – CFL)
- Valour FC (Soccer – CPL)
- Winnipeg Goldeyes (Baseball – AAPB)
You can place bets on any of these Winnipeg teams at any of our top rated betting sites listed further up the page.