Sports betting may be changing in Canada, but Prince Edward Island is stable for the most part. In 2021, PEI took on the decision to go with the majority and legally allow single game sports betting for the first time. We aim to answer some of the common questions in PEI around sports betting and where players stand legally.

Legal Gambling in Prince Edward Island

Absolutely. Could you imagine not wagering in the CFL if you lived in Prince Edward Island? PEI seems to be a little more passive about politics than some of the other provinces, which is good for those who enjoy gambling. You must be 18 or older to gamble and should have identification documents to successfully register at sportsbooks.

Prince Edward Island Online Betting Options

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation does take bets on sports. Online sportsbooks offer a lot more flexibility in sports betting in terms of the types of sports covered, markets available and the betterment of odds. As more sportsbooks are also becoming licensed in Canada, meaning they are available to PEI, sportsbooks should be players’ first port of call for betting on sports. Some of the market shopping has already been done for you as we have reviewed a number of sportsbooks that are available for Prince Edward Island, and these can be found within our review section.

How can you Legally Bet with Apps in Prince Edward Island?

Indeed. Prince Edward Island players can play any app on Android or iOS after they register. The apps have a little more fluidity than some sportsbooks’ mobile responsive sites so they’re definitely worth downloading. And here are some of their advantages:

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●      Quick sign-in

●      Face ID or Fingerprint Protection

●      Game Live Streaming

●      Loyalty Perks

Do you get Taxed on Bets in Prince Edward Island?

No. As is the case with all Canadians, you will not be taxed on income earned through sports betting in Prince Edward Island. There is a caveat, though: If you earn your livelihood as a gambler and bet regularly enough to make it your primary source of income, then you could be considered a professional gambler and taxed on your winnings.

Are Single Game Bets Legal in Prince Edward Island?

Yes, that’s true. The Provincial Government of Prince Edward Island was happy to allow players to legally wager on single bets with the sportsbook when they passed the bill in August 2021. Single game betting does offer players more flexibility to shop for odds in a host more markets than just multi-bets, as the model was before 2021.

Sports Betting with Bitcoin in Prince Edward Island

Betting with bitcoin is a relatively new feature in the online gambling world, but it has been growing in popularity for the past few years. Some sportsbooks are hesitant to offer this functionality, as bitcoin transactions aren’t always as simple as using a credit card. When choosing a sportsbook that allows you to make deposits by using bitcoin, it’s important to consider the reputation of that site and its legal standing in any relevant jurisdictions before making a deposit via bitcoin.


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