Saskatchewan has been dominated by WCLC (Western Canada Lottery Corporation) in terms of gambling for a long time. In 2022 Saskatchewan will see the legalization of single game betting, in accordance with the c-218 bill passed in 2021, which will strengthen the position of many online sportsbooks. Players may have missed out on online sportsbook gambling, due to the prominence of the WCLC, but the alternative sportsbooks are sure to stake a claim in coming months. We are going to go through the options available for players extremely passionate in Saskatchewan CFL gambling.

Is Sports Betting Legal in Saskatchewan?

Are the Riders the best team in the CFL? Indeed, it is legal!

Gambling in Canada, as a whole, has been miffed with a grey cloud through the last few decades with legality being a common question left with mixed views. Gambling has always been legal but the way you gamble has been more commonly scrutinised.

Legal Betting Online Options in Saskatchewan

Betting online offers a ton of flexibility in both pre market and in play gambling. Watching your favorite team online? With online sportsbooks you can place live bets as the lines change to reflect outcomes within the game, making for an incredibly enjoyable experience if you are a live bettor. Sportsbooks have a variety of games across more sports than Sports Select has been able to offer meaning your choices can be more diverse and involve more markets.

Are Sports Betting Apps Legal in Saskatchewan?

Yes, they are!

In fact, sports betting apps can be the best way to enjoy your sports bets with the inclusion of live streaming of games and dynamic markets during live betting. Personally, I tend to be a live player, watching the games and wagering against the phases of play if pressure mounts for any one side. The apps tend to have a thinned down version of the website meaning the bets, leagues, sports and markets are quickly accessible and faster to wager on.

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Does Saskatchewan Tax Sports Betting?

Across the whole of Canada, the answer is the same: No!

If you are betting in Canada then you will not be taxed on your winnings or deposits as a citizen. The only time that the government could consider you for taxing is if you are deemed to be gambling ‘professionally’. This means that you would be classed as a gambler whose primary income source is gambling exclusively, making you liable for taxes of work income.

Is Single Game Betting available in Saskatchewan?

In 2022 single game betting will be available for Saskatchewan players yes. Single game gambling can be more lucrative for players due to the increased chances of winning in a single market against the old ‘parlay style’ wagering. Single game gambling was legalized in Canada in 2021 under the c-218 bill. So, open up your sportsbooks and checkout the Riders markets available and do your best!

Can I bet with Bitcoin in Saskatchewan?


Although gambling with Bitcoin is a little trickier than a regular deposit. It is completely legal and is offered at some sportsbooks but there is still a number of sportsbooks, currently, without the functionality to accept Bitcoin gamblers.