Online Betting - Basketball, Football, Baseball, Ice Hockey
Online betting in Canada
Online betting in Canada, whether it is ice hockey or basketball, have made a serious mark in unifying Canada in the last century. Canada is a relevant world power in the sporting arena with its dominance in the fields of ice hockey and lacrosse.
James Naismith, a Canadian, invented basketball which became a major sport in North America and is now one of the most dominant sports in the world. Canada has always been a serious competitor in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
Naturally, online betting events in Canada also offer sports fans a great opportunity to place their bets on their favorite teams at online betting sites.
Ice Hockey in Canada
Ice hockey is considered the national pastime of Canada, and since the country has winter cold climate all year round, it is not surprising to find the best young players come up and compete in different levels of competition. In Canada, the term for ice hockey is "hockey", suggesting that there is no other kind of hockey that is played on its soil.
The Canadian Hockey League is not only the most popular amateur league in the country, but also the perennial breeding ground of homegrown talent. Canadian ice hockey players move on to play with one of the Canadian teams in the NHL such as the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, and Edmonton Oilers.
Basketball and Football in Canada
Basketball, football, and baseball figure well as spectator sports in Canada and play an important part in sports betting. Basketball is popular in the southern Ontario area, particularly in Toronto where the Raptors of the NBA play. Steve Nash is the first Canadian to win the NBA Most Valuable Player doing so in 2005 and 2006.
On the other hand, Canada has its brand of football that mixes the rules of American football and Rugby. The Grey Cup resembles the Superbowl of the American NFL with more than a third of the Canadian television audience viewing the event. Even the NFL draws Canadian viewers although there are no Canadian teams in the league.
Baseball in Canada
Just like having the only Canadian franchise in the NBA, Toronto is also the only Canadian city with a baseball team. Like football, baseball has a rich history in Canada starting with teams like the London Tecumseh and the Toronto Maple Leafs, with an equally long sports betting history.
The Blue Jays have drawn a lot of crowds every home game as they draw on the support from whole of Canada, being the only non-American team in the MLB.