Newfoundland and Labrador has a variety of sports betting and gaming options. There are VLTs in private liquor-licensed establishments throughout the province. There are no land-based casinos currently in operation by either First Nations or provincial crown corporations.
Newfoundland & Labrador offer charitable gaming opportunities, such as bingo, ticket lotteries and games of chance. In addition to these provincially-operated and regulated gaming options, players in Newfoundland and Labrador are also taking advantage of the growing number of offshore-based online sportbooks, poker rooms and casinos.
Gaming laws in Newfoundland and Labrador
The Lottery Licensing Regulations of Newfoundland and Labrador govern gambling and sports betting. They were created by the Minister of Government Services and Lands of the province in 2002.
The regulations state that Service Newfoundland and Labrador, a provincial government ministry, has multiple responsibilities, including consumer protection and public health and safety. It is also responsible for managing and regulating the gaming industry in the province.
Service NL is the provincial shareholder in Atlantic Lottery Corporation, which manages ticket and video lotteries across Canada’s four maritime provinces. This includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. ALC also regulates video lottery terminals (VLTs), which are located in licensed establishments throughout the province.
Atlantic Lottery Corporation
The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC), also known by Loto Atlantique was founded in 1976 to manage all lottery games within Canada’s four maritime jurisdictions. ALC, which is jointly owned by Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island, is headquartered in Moncton (New Brunswick) and employs more than 600 people throughout Atlantic Canada.
The ALC is a member of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation which runs lottery games throughout Canada. The ALC acts on behalf of Newfoundland and Labrador and works with the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation in order to offer lottery games such as Lotto 649 and Lotto Max. They also offer paper-based and online betting games like PRO-LINE and ProLineStadium.com.
Sports betting in Newfoundland and Labrador
ALC currently offers paper-based and online betting options in Newfoundland and Labrador. The brands of ALC are PRO-LINE Fantasy and PRO-LINE Futures, Stadium-Bets, and PRO-LINE PRO-LINE Fantasy. ALC’s ProLineStadium.com portal allows you to play online sports betting games.
PRO-LINE, an odds-based betting game on sports, allows players to forecast outcomes for two- to eight-event paralays. There are three types of wager formats that can be used to parlay on a PROLINE bet: moneyline, point spreads and totals. To be declared a winner, all selections must be correct. Minimum wager $2. Maximum wager on PRO-LINE tickets is $25.
There are many sports you can wager on, including professional and college football, college basketball, baseball and soccer.
PRO-LINE Fantasy allows you to choose between two or five props for your team. Minimum wager is $2, maximum wager $25
PRO-LINE Futures, an odds-based betting game on sports, allows players to bet on a single selection from a list. A games list might offer the possibility to choose a champion of a division, league, or tournament from a list that includes all participants. Minimum wager is $2, maximum wager $100.
Stadium-Bets, like PRO-LINE is an odds-based betting game that allows players predict the outcomes of two- to eight-event paralays. Stadium-Bets wagers can be parlayed in a variety of ways, including moneyline, point spreads and totals. Stadium-Bets betting is only possible online through ALC’s ProLineStadium.com portal. Minimum wager $2, maximum wager $250
There is no single team that bets on sports.
Single-team betting on sports is prohibited by Canada’s criminal code. This means that there are no single-team betting options in Newfoundland or Labrador. Parlay options offered by ALC are significantly less than online options. The house edge for PRO-LINE wagers is over 30%. Online sportsbooks have a single digit.Last Updated on October 12, 2021