Sports betting has gone mainstream in Canada. It’s now commonplace to see sports betting lines or spreads featured on TSN or Sportsnet, and any negative stigma that was attached to sports betting from decades past has fully disappeared. It is now the norm for Nova Scotia residents to have a betting account and place wagers online.
If you’re on this page it most likely means you’re ready to place a bet. Follow the three steps outlined below to bet at any of our recommended betting sites for Nova Scotians. I will go into more detail about Nova Scotia sports betting below the “how to bet” guide.
Bet On Sports From Nova Scotia – 3 Step Guide
Complete the following three steps to place your bets online from anywhere in Nova Scotia.
Step 1. Join An Online Betting Site
First you will have to create an account with an online sportsbook that accepts Nova Scotia residents.
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Our three recommended betting sites are popular and trusted across Canada. SportsInteraction.com is our top rated betting site because they are entirely focused on the Canadian betting market. This commitment to Canada shows through in their bet offerings, exclusive bonuses/promotions, customer service and Canadian specific deposit/withdrawal options.
Click here to visit SportsInteraction.com. Click ‘Bet Now’ or ‘Open Account’ on our landing page and complete the sign up form to open your account.
**I will be using Sports Interaction for the remainder of this guide.
Step 2. Deposit
Next you will have to deposit the money that you want to bet. Log into your SIA account and click on the ‘Deposit’ button. Choose your preferred deposit method (Visa, MasterCard, Interac, iDebit, etc) and follow the instructions to complete your deposit.
By joining through our link you will receive a 100% matching bonus up to $200 on your first deposit.
Step 3. Place Your Bets
- Click ‘Sports’ from the top menu bar and navigate to the sport/event/league that you want to bet.
- Select the odds of the bet that you want to make.
- Enter your risk amount on the Bet Card and click ‘Place Bet’ to lock in your wager.
That’s it. I also suggest you check out our guide section for more betting articles to help you get started. Understanding how to read betting odds is very important for a new bettor, so check out that article to understand how to calculate the risk vs reward on your wagers.
Nova Scotia Casinos Sports Betting
There is currently no sports betting available at Nova Scotia casinos.
The casinos in Nova Scotia offer table games, slots, poker, and horse race betting, but they are not able to offer sports betting.
Nova Scotia Horse Racing
- Truro Raceway, Bible Hill
- Inverness Raceway, Inverness
Truro Raceway and Inverness Raceway are the two main horse racing tracks in Nova Scotia. Both tracks offer live harness races throughout the spring, summer and fall months.
Truro Raceway also offers simulcast betting for horse races from across North American in the trackside lounge.
Nova Scotia Sports Betting FAQ
Below I will answer a few questions I often receive from Nova Scotians.
Can I Bet Using Visa or MasterCard?
Yes, you can deposit funds with your credit card at any of the three betting sites recommended above.
Can I Bet Using Interac?
I personally use Interac transfers for all my online sports betting. It’s fast, simple and has no fees. I suggest using Interac as your deposit/withdrawal method where possible.
Professional Sports Teams in Nova Scotia
- Halifax Hurricanes (NBL)
- Halifax Thunderbirds (NLL)
- HFX Wanderers FC (CPL)
The Halifax Hurricanes of the National Basketball League of Canada, the HFX Wanderers of the Canadian Premier League, and the Halifax Thunderbirds of the National Lacrosse League are the three professional sports teams in Nova Scotia. The province is also home to Halifax Mooseheads and Cape Breton Eagles, two major hockey teams that compete in the QMJHL.