5 Sports Events Canadians like to bet on

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There is a wide range of sports events Canadians like to bet on. We’ve put together a list of our top 5 events that bring in lots of betting action. Let us know what you think.

The Canada Grand Prix

Even if you are not an F1 fan, you probably heard about The Grand Prix Du Canada. This event is not only one of the most popular in Canada but is widely viewed around the world.

This is a photo of an F1 race taking place at the Canada Grand Prix
Canada Grand Prix

Located on Notre Dame Island, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is one of the most exciting tracks in Formula One and has become a place that most drivers enjoy.

The circuit is so popular that in 2005 it was the third most-watched in the world and the most-watched in the 2005 season becoming one the most popular among Canadian fans. Check out the best Sportsbook bonuses.

Baseball World Series

The World Series is the annual championship in which the winners of the National League and the American League play each other.  

In 1992 the Toronto Blue Jays were the first Canadian team that won the series bringing the trophy to Canada for the first time.

This is a photo of the World Series Trophy
World Series trophy

They not only managed to win it again the year after (1993) but they also showed that Canadian teams can be very competitive and can bring a lot of young talents into the sport.

CFL Grey Cup

For everyone who likes Canadian football, the Grey Cup is one of the sports events Canadians like to bet on.

Created in 1909, the first game was disputed at Rosedale Park and since then the sport has become one of the most important in Canada with The Toronto Argonauts having the most wins, 17 in total.

This is a photo of the Grey Cup
Grey Cup

Years later in 1995, the Baltimore Stallions became the first and only team out of Canada to win the trophy.

This event is one of the most popular betting events since it has a lot of different markets like Canadian players, MVP of the year and has loads of great odds. 

The Stanley Cup Finals

In the second position, we have the Stanley Cup, the oldest trophy in North America. 

This is a photo of the Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup trophy

Everyone knows that Canadians love Ice Hockey and they have produced the best players that the game has ever seen like Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby and the list goes on and on.

The Stanley Cup has become one of those events that Canadians always want to bet on mainly because Ice Hockey is the national sport of Canada and has become part of Canadian culture. The trophy is an incredibly special achievement and is lauded across the country.

The Super Bowl

Finally, and by far the most popular, the Super Bowl. Not only is it one of the most-watched events in the world, but the game has also become incredibly popular among betting sites and players. In 2022 almost 45% of the Canadian population watched the game in their homes with a good number of those also placing a bet.

The Super Bowl has been in the top 3 for betting sports not only in Canada but also around the world. If you would like to place a bet on this year’s Super Bowl or any other sports event, take a look at our Sportsbook page.

This is a photo of someone holding up the Super Bowl trophy
The Super Bowl trophy


There you have it, the top 5 sports events Canadians like to bet on. What do you think? If you would like to learn more about Canadian gambling habits take a look at our article about the best types of casino bonuses in Canada.

About the Author

João Pedro Freitas

João Pedro Freitas has been working in online gambling since 2022, being the most recent addition to the team. He loves to write sports articles and likes to analyse all kinds of sports, especially soccer and UFC. João focuses on writing content and creating strategies to ensure that the team is up to date on all Canadian and American sports.