The OSGA has compiled the following list of gambling websites available to residents of
Canada. All of the websites listed have been verified by OSGA to have no payout issues. Click here to notify OSGA.
While Canadian law only permits provincial governments to run gambling establishments or online websites, there is nothing on the books that prohibits Canadians from
wagering offshore. The Canadian government has given no indication that they ever plan to pursue actions against foreign jurisdictions as the United States has.
Canadians also have more options for depositing and withdrawing funds
at online casinos than American citizens. These include InstaDebit (e-wallet), Click2Pay (debit card), PaySafeCard - formerly UKash (prepaid vouchers)- and e-check. Credit card options are at the discretion of the bank. RBC, Scotiabank and TD Bank block all credit card deposits for offshore gambling while CIBC and BMO transactions seem to process deposits without issue. Refunds to either bank have recently been disabled for all online gambling websites. Canadian residents also have the ability to deposit and withdraw
from online sportsbooks by Western Union, Moneygram and bank wires. Note: RBC bank wires processed in U.S. dollars that clear through the United States will be sent back.
There have been reports of American citizens who have tried to set up a bank account in Canada in an effort to continue wagering with offshore websites, but the kyc requirements that all offshore betting sites and e-wallet processors now require make it virtually impossible for Americans to withdraw funds unless they have a physical address in Canada.
The lists below are broken down by type of gambling establishment and where they are located.