The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) has set the launch date for sports betting in the Canadian province. Through PlayNow.com, residents will have access to online sports betting starting Nov. 3. This will be the exclusive site for Saskatchewan sports betting. The launch is in partnership with SaskGaming.
Sports Betting In Saskatchewan Incoming
PlayNow.com will be run by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). The site is currently run in British Columbia and Manitoba. It is the only regulated gambling site in these provinces as well giving it the experience of being the only game in town.
“We are excited to be the exclusive provider of Saskatchewan’s first and only legal online gaming site, which will provide a safe and secure option for residents to play their favorite casino games and bet on their favorite sports teams online,” said Zane Hansen, SIGA President and CEO.
This exclusive deal encompasses both online sports betting as well as online gambling. Additionally, PlayNow.com has partnered with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. The team will see PlayNow.com prominently sponsored on their jerseys throughout the CFL season.
“We are excited to welcome PlayNow.com as a valued partner and newest member of our strong Rider Nation,” said Craig Reynolds, Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club President & CEO.
The market will not be as robust as Ontario, which sees multiple sports betting options. However, it will still bring residents into the world of single-wager sports betting. The product has a long track record of providing top-rated gaming material for users across its active provinces.
Canada Sports Betting Boom
This launch of Saskatchewan Sports Betting is another measure for the growing Canadian market. Canada regulated sports betting in 2021 and has seen several provinces go live since then. This is just the latest of said markets.
“The rollout of online gaming and single event sports betting opens up new casino entertainment options for residents,” said Susan Flett, SaskGaming President, and CEO. “The launch timing is also ideal with Saskatchewan hosting this year’s Grey Cup in November.”
Canada now allows for single-wager bets to be regulated on a province-by-province basis. This is similar to the US market post-PASPA. Each region will vote and set its own regulations for sports betting. Expect to see more provinces announcing sports betting in the coming months and years.