Baltimore Ravens’ win against the San Francisco 49ers on Christmas Day provided a little bit of extra cash for Ontario sports bettors. According to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, 51% of players had Baltimore to win, while 43% had the team on +4.5 points. Still, an impressive 72% had the total of the game to be over 47.5 points.
OLG is a state-run organization that offers fun yet responsible gambling and lottery entertainment to the Province of Ontario. Meanwhile, its PROLINE brand available at retailers and online on OLG.ca is its official sportsbook brand, offering all kinds of options, including single-event betting, parlays, system bets, novelty bets, and much more.
NFL is Again Bettors’ Choice
Christmas Day also saw the clash between the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, with the former grinding out a hard win. The Crown corporation reported that 43% of PROLINE customers had Las Vegas on +10.5 points, and only 15% took the Raiders to win the game outright—meanwhile, only 15% bet on the total of under 41.5 points.
The Buffalo Bills also kept their playoff hopes alive with a tight 24-22 win against the Los Angeles Chargers, and 85% of bettors had the Buffalo team to win the game. OLG shared that Baltimore-San Francisco was the top betting event on the platform for the week. Meanwhile, four other match-ups NFL completed the top five wagering events for the week.
In the meantime, Canada kicked off its world junior hockey tournament in Sweden with a 5-2 win against Finland, as the team is after its third straight gold medal. A stunning 92% of the users on the sportsbook backed the Great White North to win. Then, an even larger percentage, 96% had the team on -1.5 goals while 98% took the total over 5.5 goals.
In its weekly roundup, OLG shared that an online bettor cashed out CA$16,753 from a CA$50 bet on a six-pick NFL parlay. Meanwhile, a retail player also won big as they claimed CA$2,529 from a CA$3 bets on NCAA, NBA, and NFL contests. In addition to that, another retail customer won a cool CA$1,327 from a CA$5 wager after picking eight NFL-NBA winners.
Disclosing 2022-23 Numbers
A few months ago, OLG published its annual report for the fiscal 2022-2023. The Crown agency disclosed another record-setting FY in which it delivered CA$2.5 billion in net winnings to the province through its gambling operations. These results have now shattered the previous annual record of CA$2.3 billion which was achieved in the fiscal 2019-2020.
Another important highlight from the Crown agency from the previous months is its new affiliate marketing partnership with Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. As part of this collaboration, the land-based casino operator will promote OLG’s online slots, table games, live casinos, and digital sportsbook, PROLINE+ on OLG.ca to guests of its 14 gaming locations across Ontario.
Source: “Jackson leads Ravens past 49ers 33-19 in battle of NFL’s top two teams” National Post, December 28, 2023