Newfoundland and Labrador isn’t particularly well-known for its gambling, however there are still some options for those living in the province - namely online gambling! On this page about Newfoundland sports betting, we’ll tell you everything you need to know so you’ll be ready to place your next (hopefully winning!) bet online. Keep on reading to find out more.
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As with all provinces in Canada, there’s a government organisation running the only official online gambling site in the province. This agency is called the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and it also runs gambling in the three other Atlantic Provinces. It offers a few different options to online sports gamblers, however the most popular of them is Pro-Line. You’ll have to place a parlay bet though, because as with all government betting sites in Canada, single bets are prohibited.
There is a way to place a single bet in Newfoundland (as well as the rest of Canada) though, and it’s by signing up with an offshore gambling site. This is completely legal, and many Canadians do so every day. Not only will you be able to place single bets, but you’ll also find that many more markets are available, the odds are generally better, and there are great bonuses such as free bets. So we’d recommend that everyone heads to one of our recommended sportsbooks instead of spending their money at the government ones!
When it comes to sports teams in Newfoundland, there are plenty, however only one plays in one of the top leagues in the country - St. John’s Edge. This team takes part in the National Basketball League of Canada, and they’ve only been a part of the league since the 2017-18 season.
Elsewhere in the province, you’ll find plenty of other sports teams, but not on such a grand stage. There are many senior men’s ice hockey teams competing in the Central West Senior Hockey League, plus baseball, soccer and football are all enjoyed by many in Newfoundland.
We won’t lie to you, it’s slim pickings when it comes to casinos in or near Newfoundland, so if you want to gamble, we recommend staying online. That said, we’ve listed two of the only offline options below...
St Johns is a fairly basic gambling outlet, but it does offer harness and thoroughbred horse racing which you can place bets on, as well as a handful of poker rooms. When it comes to other casino games, you’ll find a small selection in the entertainment sector of the establishment, but it’s nothing to write home about. We’re talking video poker, slot games, and a few other machines.
Outside of gambling opportunities, the property boasts a bar, lounge and rooms to hold fairly large events, but perhaps the biggest draw is the waterfront location and the rugged Newfoundland backdrop. It’s a great place to spend some time, but if you’re a keen gambler, you may well be disappointed with the lack of variety.
Cowan Plaza Bingo is the place to go if you want to play, you guessed it, bingo! It’s open seven nights a week and offers out some pretty good prizes and an escalating jackpot which is usually worth a fair few thousand dollars. There isn’t much else here, except a stall for drinks and snacks, so this place will certainly only appeal to bingo fans who live locally, but we have to say, we were pretty impressed with previous jackpot amounts!