Sports Betting in Nova Scotia & Lotteries

Nova Scotia has a variety of options for sports betting and gaming fans. There are paper-based lotteries, sports betting games and land-based casinos. In addition, thousands of VLTs can be found in private liquor-licensed establishments throughout the province.

There are many charitable gaming options in Nova Scotia, including bingo, ticket lotteries and carnival-style games. In addition to these provincially-operated and regulated gaming options, Nova Scotia players are also taking advantage of the growing number of offshore-based online sportbooks, poker rooms and casinos.

Gaming laws in Nova Scotia

Gaming and sports betting in Nova Scotia are governed under the Gaming Control Act. It was adopted by the provincial legislature on 1995.

The Alcohol and Gaming Division of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (AGD), is responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of the Gaming Control Act.

Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries & Casino Corporation is a crown corporation that regulates all gaming activities for the province government.

NSPLCC oversees two casinos located in the province and is a shareholder of Atlantic Lottery (ALC), which runs ticket and video lotteries across Canada’s four maritime provinces.

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 in Canada. The ALC acts on behalf NSPLCC, Nova Scotia’s controlling stake. It works with the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation in order to offer lottery games such as Lotto 649, Lotto Max, paper-based and online betting games like PRO-LINE, and the betting portal.

Sports betting in Nova Scotia

ALC currently offers paper-based and online betting options in Nova Scotia, under the following brands: PRO-LINE Fantasy and PRO-LINE Futures. Stadium-Bets is another name for ALC. ALC’s 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

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

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 portal. Minimum wager $2, maximum wager $250

Last Updated on October 2, 2021

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