Sports betting is a pastime loved by many. However, it may be difficult to play if you’re not up to date with the new laws of the area you’re playing in. If you want to bet or gamble in Saskatchewan, then this article is for you.
Gaming Laws in Saskatchewan
Gambling and sports betting are legal in the province. That means you can place bets, play in casinos, gamble with slot machines, etc. all over Saskatchewan. Licensing is the responsibility of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA). That’s because Saskatchewan falls under the jurisdiction of the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act (AGRA) of 1997.
Saskatchewan Sports Betting Options
There are various types of betting options allowed in Saskatchewan. Listed below are some of them:
Pro-Line offers fixed-odds sports betting and is the most popular Sport Select game. Pro-Line allows players to parlay three to six outcomes of matches being played. Pro-Line players can parlay moneylines, point spreads and totals on a Pro-Line wager. To win the bet, every wager must cash. The minimum wager for a Pro-Line ticket is $2 and the maximum is $100.
Over/Under is another game by Sport Select. Oddsmakers set a point total for a game, for example football at 46.5. The player is to guess whether or not the combined point total of the two teams will be over or under the total set at the sportsbook. Bettors can combine anywhere from two to 12 selections and winnings are based on the wager.
Pro-Line also offers a “fantasy” option where you can place wagers on player props. The wager restrictions are the same, with a minimum $2 wager along with parlaying at least three selections.
Double Play is another game by Sport Select where players can combine Pro-Line selections with Over/Under selections.
Combo Play is a way for players to make selections from all three of Pro-Line, Over/Under and Point Spread.
For most of these, the maximum bet is $250. However, for the first three types, Pro-Line, Over/Under and Point Spread, the maximum allowed amount is $100.
Sport Select can also be found in most retail stores from gas stations to convenience stores.
If you’re looking to win big, the province of Saskatchewan offers a ton of lottery games. Some of the most popular and legitimate choices to play are:
Daily Grand is a national lottery game that is played across the country. Winners take home $1,000 a day for life. Draws are held every Monday and Thursday and tickets can be purchased at any authorized retail location.
Lotto Max is a national lottery game that is played across the country that is capped at $60 million. There are two draws every week, on Tuesday and Friday. Lottery tickets can be purchased at any authorized retail location.
Lotto 6-49 is a national lottery game that is played across the country. Six numbers are drawn from a set of 49 and there are two draws every week, on Wednesday and Saturday. Lottery tickets can be purchased at any authorized retail location.
In short, you’ll have a ton of options if you prefer lotteries. The winning numbers are announced on the province’s own website, www.sasklotteries.ca. If you think that your number has won, checking your number is as easy as clicking on that link and reading through the news for the lottery you chose to play.
Poker and Casinos in Saskatchewan
Should you choose to play face to face when the pandemic recedes, there are a number of offline poker and casino rooms in Saskatchewan. Here are a list of some of the casinos in the province:
If you do a quick search for casinos and poker rooms in Saskatchewan, Casino Regina would likely pop up as the first result in your search engine. Casino Regina is the most popular casino in the province, and online reviews confirm that. If you’re not too worried about the prices you’d be paying, and would straight up want the best that the province could offer, Casino Regina is the hotel for you.
Dakota Dunes Casino
Not far behind the fame and reputation of Casino Regina is Dakota Dunes Casino. The decor is classy, the staff are hospitable and nice, and the food is great. What more could you ask for from a casino hotel? They also have an 18-hole golf course you could sink your shoes into once you’ve satisfied your thirst to gamble.
Northern Lights Casino
If you’re looking for a more cosy spot to get your luck warmed up, then Northern Lights Casino is the destination for you. The decor and ambience of this place in combination with the fresh winter air makes you feel as if you were in a lodge somewhere with slot machines.
These three are some of the many casino options that are available in Saskatchewan.
Other Gaming Options in Saskatchewan
If you’re looking for something other than sports betting, poker or casino games, Saskatchewan still has you covered. You can bet legally on horse racing. The Horse Racing Branch of SLGA is the main body responsible for governing the operation of racetracks in Saskatchewan. The best horse racing track in Saskatchewan is the thoroughbred racing track Marquis Downs located in Saskatoon.