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Find the best esports betting sites for Canada with Canadian Dollar accounts

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Online esports betting in Canada

From Canada, you can register, play and bank in Canadian Dollars at seven of our nine top esports betting sites (The other two don’t serve Canada with CAD accounts).  Canadian esports fans have a wealth of great options with the above providers.  You just need to figure out what is most important for you, and our site reviews can help with this.  Each review has a ‘bottom line’ summary that will tell you if the given site hits on your key points of interest.  If you prefer a little more detail, the reviews also address and grade the key points about the available esports league coverage, esports betting market coverage and the respective approaches to esports odds margins and esports promotions.  The reviews also touch upon the respective betting platforms for both mobile and desktop users.  The above rankings are based on these overall grades, but each site has different strengths in each of these individual areas of note.  


Is esports betting legal in Canada?

Online betting in Canada is essentially a ‘grey market.’  Provincial lotteries hold a de facto monopoly on sports betting through their various lottery corporations.  These include websites or sports lottery games that mandate parlays or combination bets, as single event betting is essentially outlawed by the Criminal Code.  Unfortunately, the coverage of esports is highly limited or non-existent with these options.  As such, licensed ‘off-shore’ online gaming providers, some of which operate from sovereign First Nations territories in Canada are able to provide online gaming services to Canadians.  Due to this sort of legal vacuum and the fact that the esports betting providers listed above operate legally from their remote gaming jurisdictions, there is no risk of legal ramifications for Canadians that wish to bet with these providers.


Canadian Dollar banking with esports betting sites

From Canada, each of our listed betting sites offer a unique set of CAD banking methods so that you may avoid currency exchange costs.  This is an important thing of which to be aware.  Many sites look to fool Canadians with bonus offers quoted in CAD, but only offer USD accounts.  Canadian banks can make it difficult sometimes to pay with your credit card or debit card, even though they will be noted as supported by the given betting site.  As such, be patient and be prepared to use highly trusted and reputable bank debit services like Instadebit or iDebit or Citadel Instant Banking.  EcoPayz and paysafecard are also widely supported. Bank transfers tend to work well for larger amounts if that is your preference.  E-wallets PayPal, Skrill and Neteller are not available to use from Canada for online betting.  Should you prefer to make payments via Bitcoin, both Pinnacle and 1xBet accept BTC.


Can I play casino games or poker at these sites from Canada?

Affirmative.  This is another important reason you should look to register with traditional betting sites that cover esports at a high level.  Traditional betting providers have the scale to offer highly regulated online casino, live casino and in some cases online poker.  If you like the option of casino games, you’ll be able to play from the exact same CAD account balance with all the listed sites above.  If you’d like to be able to play poker as well, bet365, Unibet and Betway offer you this ability.


Esports in Canada

The esports scene in Canada is very strong in terms of participation, top talent and infrastructure. Top Canadian esports earners are among some of the best players in the world with five players in the top 100 by the end of 2018.  The top two athletes, Aui_2000 and Arteezy have earned nearly $2 million in prize money while competing in Dota 2 events for Evil Geniuses.

Canada’s emergence in esports in 2018 has become a model success that other relatively small nations can follow.  To go along with their top talent, organizers like Northern Arena ensure that there are top level events for local talent to hone their skills.  With their own major events, the Canadian esports experience seems to fit perfectly with their own national identity of acceptance and inclusivity.  This growing entrenchment within the younger demographic of Canadian society means that esports wagering in Canada is growing at a fast pace also.

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