Competition is great for the consumer and thanks to the many betting sites available to Canadians there is a contest to who can entice clients the best. This simple free market principle plays into the favour of you, the gambler, as Canada's top betting sites lay out their promotions and one of their key promos is the signup/deposit bonus. So let's review the best offers available right now for Canucks bettors.
Matched Betting Deposit Bonus
This bonus is what it sounds like. The sportsbook will match what you deposit with a percentage of what they offer. These range from 10% to 100% and have different limits most of which total up to $200. This is definitely something to keep an eye out for when selecting your sportsbook as you'll want as much advantage when it comes to playing the bookies.
William Hill also offers a 100% matching bonus but only limits it to $100. Although only offering up to a 25% matching bonus for your signup, it has a 25% bonus whenever you reload. Pinnacle, unfortunately, doesn't offer any matching bonuses but has up to 60% better rates for their betting odds.
How To Deposit At Canadian Online Betting Sites
Once you've done your research and selected a book (or two), it is time to move to the next and most important step: depositing your money. This sounds intimidating to most first-time gamblers for good reason. You are depositing your money into an establishment that is solely after your money, has no actual location, and cannot easily be reported to authorities due to the complex laws surrounding gambling in Canada. But fear not, making a deposit is easy and most of the betting sites have friendly customer service staff ready to assist you.
The easiest method is to use a credit card. Most sites, which accept Canadian players also take Visa and/or Mastercard. Either your main credit card or a pre-paid card can be used. In some cases, Interact e-transfer can be made although using this method (along with your debit card) can get blocked by some financial establishments due to their province's gambling laws. Check how your province enforces gambling regulation first. A third option is a harder option but can be used as a workaround in case your credit or debit card gets blocked. Look for third-party sites to deposit your money in (for a small fee) and use that site to deposit the money. This is guaranteed to work and is a more discreet method than the first two although more time-consuming and costly.
Withdrawing Money: so you've struck gold and are ready to cash in your earnings. A few options are available. The main option is to receive their winnings via a paper cheque. However, some betting sites have made it possible for payments to be made the same form your deposit was made. So if you deposited via your Visa card, you will get your winnings via your Visa card.