The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the government-owned lottery and casino operator from Canada, has announced that the first week of single-event sports betting has been a great success for the company.
Wagering on single events has become legal in Canada after the Parliament approved Bill C-218, and the law became effective on August 27, when operators across the country were allowed to offer their customers odds on various sporting events.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation launched Proline+, an online sportsbook that was launched as soon as the law allowed single-event sports betting in Canada. During the first five days of operation, the company announced that it processed more than 1 million Canadian dollars in sports bets.
Moreover, during those first five full days of operation, no less than 74 percent of the bets recorded on Proline+ were single-event wagers. Another interesting fact is that 37 percent of the wagers were made in-play.
The most popular sports among the Canadian punters were baseball, football and soccer, these three sports accounted for almost 82 percent of all wagers on the company’s new online sportsbook.