Ontario sports betting is going to expand on April 2022. Various commercial operators are going to be launching gambling platforms and mobile apps to place wagers on the National Hockey League. Let’s examine how fans of the Ottawa Senators can bet on their NHL team.
Prospective operators began submitting applications on Sept. 13. Government agencies such as the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and iGaming Ontario (iGO) will oversee the approval of new sportsbooks in the province.
In the coming months, you can expect to see many new books up and running as the NHL starts to transition into the postseason. Additionally, the anticipated arrival of many sports betting apps will make it even easier for you to wager on the Senators.
Ontario is expected to be the most lucrative Canadian market for sports betting. The Ontario Lottery and Gambling Corporation reported on Oct. 12 that 3.6 million bets have been taken on the new PROLINE+ since single-event wagering was legal. 61% of Ontario bettors responded to a survey saying the NHL was their favorite sport to bet on.
Where Can You Bet On The NHL Ottawa Senators
As mentioned above, Proline+ is the only option right now. But popular sportsbooks such as DraftKings, BetMGM, and BetRivers are expected to be online options soon. Be sure to check out current promotions for any sportsbook before registering for an account. Some books offer a free wager to start or a matching sign-up bonus based on your initial deposit.
Senators Looking To Get Back Into NHL Playoffs
The Ottawa Senators were looking to make their first appearance in the NHL playoffs since 2017, but they will have to wait another season.
The Senators advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017. They eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a tight series that went seven games.
Ottawa is still seeking its first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.
How To Download Sports Betting Apps
This process is easy – take a look through some of our top deals with various operators and read through the reviews. Determine which sportsbook works best for the type of deal offered, what specific markets they feature, the quality of the app, and more. You can also simply search for the sports betting app of your choice on the mobile phone’s marketplace.
You can then register to create an account by providing personal information such as your name, address, and age. In Ontario, you must be 19 years of age to gamble legally. You’ll also need to reside within the boundaries of the province. Typical funding options for your account include credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and even Bitcoin in some cases. Be sure to check available options with each book before registering.
What Types Of Bets Can Be Made On The Ottawa Senators
There are many ways to wager on the Senators. Moneyline (outright winner), puckline (spread), and total (over/under) are the most popular options for hockey bettors. For example, let’s look at a potential game between the Senators and the Maple Leafs:
|Ottawa Senators||+1.5||(-148) +160||6.5|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||-1.5||(+134) -180||6.5|
Using this example, you would have to bet $148 on the Senators to win $100 on the puckline. Note that you add 1.5 goals to Ottawa’s final score to determine your adjusted total for that wager. Essentially, this means if the game ends with the Maple Leafs winning by one goal, your puckline bet is a winner. A $100 moneyline bet on the Sens would pay $160 with no additional goals added to their final score.
Let’s say the Senators win 2-1 in overtime. The game went under the posted total of 6.5 goals. Players backing the favored Maple Leafs on the moneyline or puckline lost in both cases.
What Is An NHL Futures Bet?
As the name suggests, these bets revolve around future outcomes. One of the most popular future bets is on the eventual Stanley Cup champion. Odds fluctuate over the course of the season based on a team’s performance. This chart reflects the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook as of Oct. 26.
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+850|
|Vegas Golden Knights||+1150|
For the sake of simplicity, we’ve only listed the four favored teams to hoist the Cup and then included Ottawa as a point of comparison. Odds are available on every NHL team. If you bet $100 on the Ottawa Senators at these odds and they win the Stanley Cup, you’d win $10,000. You can also bet on Ottawa to win the NHL’s Eastern Conference, something the Senators did during the 2006-2007 season.
Eastern Conference Outright Betting
Here were the odds for teams to win the NHL’s Eastern Conference on Oct. 26th:
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+450|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||+750|
|Detroit Red Wings||+5000|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+7000|
Atlantic Division Betting
One more example of a futures bet involves betting on the Senators to win the Atlantic Division. Again, here were the odds on Oct. 26th:
With the impending arrival of several new sportsbooks across Ontario, different books will offer different odds over the course of a season on these types of bets. It is worth shopping around for the best price and value you can find on any type of sports wager. Sportsbooks react to how the public bets and shift the odds accordingly to try and ensure equal money on both sides.
How To Make Prop Bets On The Ottawa Senators
Another way to have action on an NHL game is to bet on the performance of individual players. Drake Batherson has been one of the most productive offensive players on the Ottawa Senators.
You can find props on the number of goals, assists, and even shots Batherson will record in a game. It will look something like this:
Drake Batherson Prop Bets Vs. Montreal Canadiens
In this case, Batherson needs to score just one goal to hit the over on this prop. A $100 wager would pay $185. If you think he’ll fail to score, which given the odds here is a more likely scenario, you’ll have to bet $250 to win $100.
Ottawa Senators Partnerships
The Canadian marketplace is expected to mirror the US when it comes to team partnerships with sportsbooks and other gambling-based companies. The trend started in 2018 when the Vegas Golden Knights and William Hill US entered into the first agreement between an NHL team and sportsbook. In October 2021, the Nashville Predators and Bally’s Corporation announced a sports betting partnership.
Expect the Ottawa Senators to do something similar in the days ahead. From a league perspective, the NHL already inked a deal with DraftKings for the company to become its official sports betting and daily fantasy partner.
Ottawa Senators Home Arena
The Senators play their home games at the Canadian Tire Centre. The 19,153-seat venue is situated in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata.
Canadian Tire Centre
1000 Palladium Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2V 1A5
FAQ: How To Bet On The Ottawa Senators
Single event wagering is now legal in Ontario, and bettors in the province can expect for popular sportsbook apps to launch on April 4, 2022.
Proline+ is currently the only available legal sports betting platform in Ontario; however, bettors can expect more options on April 4, 2022.
Yes, Proline+ offers game line and futures for the Ottawa Senators.
DraftKings is not yet legal in Ontario, but bettors can expect to see the popular sports betting and DFS app launch in the province by mid-April 2022.
Yes, you can bet on the Stanley Cup in Ontario using Proline or Proline+. These platforms are currently the only legal options. Beginning April 2022, bettors in Ontario will have more options to bet on popular apps like DraftKings and BetMGM.
FanDuel is not yet available in Ontario; however, FanDuel is likely to launch by mid-April 2022.