O, Canada! Alberta iGaming And Sports Betting On The Horizon

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Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
Alberta iGaming

Alberta is currently working to become the second Canadian province to launch online gambling, with sports betting likely to follow. Dale Nally, Minister of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction, is currently working to bring that market to fruition. During the ICE conference in London, Nally discussed plans for the future of gambling in Alberta.

Let’s take a look at the future plans for expanding the Canadian gambling market.

Alberta Looks At Ontario’s Success In Gambling And Sports Betting

Nally said he believes Alberta can be a leading iGaming hub that locals will embrace. During the press conference, Nally discussed the success of iGaming and online sportsbooks in Ontario and how Alberta can see similar success. Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey joined Nally during the discussion.

A mandate for the Minister of Service was issued to Nally in July of 2024. The Mandate includes duties that the minister must meet. First, the Mandate stated to finalize the launching of online gambling in Alberta.

“Working with Indigenous partners, finish developing and implementing Alberta’s online gaming strategy with a focus on responsible gaming and provincial and Indigenous revenue generation,” reads the Mandate.

Dally is working diligently to complete this Mandate. The launch of Alberta online gambling is not a matter of if but when. In an official statement, Nally’s office revealed the plan to bring forth a local gambling market is in motion.

“Alberta can be a leading hub for iGaming, with a strong emphasis on openness and a free market,” reads the statement. “We have low corporate taxes, streamlined regulations, and high disposable incomes. These conditions will allow us to establish ourselves as a premier destination for the iGaming industry.”

What The Alberta Gambling Market Will Look Like

Fans can look at how the Ontario market panned out as a blueprint for Alberta. The emphasis will be on online gambling through mobile iGaming and betting apps. With Ontario’s sports betting industry’s success, Alberta is likely to follow suit. Multiple mobile betting apps could be at locals’ disposal soon.

A timeline for when bettors can expect the launch is unknown. But Nally has made it clear that Alberta will likely become the second Canadian market to launch online gambling and sports betting options for locals.