Legal Quebec Sports Betting

Author Image Reviewed By Michelle Gray GDC - Icon - Black - Info
Date IconLast Updated: 

With a population of over 8.4 million people and much of the population located near the bustling party city of Montreal, Quebec is no stranger to all forms of gambling. While the province has always had a stance against online betting sites , gambling online on sports has always been rampant in Quebec.

Bell Icon
Affiliate Disclosure: At, we want to ensure that players are matched with the right casino and sportsbook offers for them. For this reason, some of the recommended site links are affiliate links. More
Sort By
  1. 1
    TonyBet Sports
    Established 2020
    Hide Details
    Regular Bettors Tournaments
    Sport VIP Program
    Ongoing 'Forecasts' Promotion
    Promo Code
    not required
    Min Deposit
    Acca Insurance
    Live Streaming
    In-Play Betting
    Bet Builder
    TonyBet offers over 1,650 sports betting markets and sports. Aside from being spoilt for choice, bettors can also enjoy difrerent promotions. Plus the platform is available on all operating systems.
  2. 7
    BetVictor Sports
    Established 1946
    More Details
  3. 8
    Sports Interaction Sports
    Established 1997
    More Details

Gambling in Quebec

Canadians had been banned from betting on single-game events since 1985, and until June 2021, when Bill C-218 was passed by the Canadian Senate. The new legislation will allow provinces to regulate their own single-game wagering and allow operators and sportsbooks to operate in the province at their discretion.

Quebec sits between Ontario and New Brunswick, and borders four U.S. States to the south – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. New Hampshire was the 16th state to legalize sports betting in 2019, and New York recently passed legislation in April 2021. Vermont and Maine currently do not have legalized sports betting.

While the provincial lottery’s Mise-O-Jeu is mediocre for a sports betting offering, it has been quite popular, but not nearly as popular as unregulated online betting sites located offshore. These sites are not illegal in Quebec and have provided Quebec residents an opportunity to bet on single events these past few decades.

Also, an important note in relation to gambling in Quebec is that The Kahnawake Gaming Commission, owned by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake First Nations are located in close proximity to Montreal. They have been able to license and regulate sports betting and casino play on First Nations lands since 1996 and own a handful of poker rooms in Kahnawake itself.

Sports Franchises Based in Quebec

Legal Sports Betting in Quebec

For the past few decades, online sports betting sites have been popular in Quebec, despite government officials trying to ban them entirely. Quebec has had the same laws and regulations surrounding sports betting as the rest of Canada – banned single-game wagering and can only offer parlay betting – until now.

In June 2021, single-game wagering was legalized in Canada, opening up Quebec to legalize and regulate their own sports betting offering as they see fit. Currently, the only sports betting offering in Quebec is Mise-O-Jeu, which is quite similar to Pro-Line. Single-event sports betting was launched across Canada on August 27, 2021, allowing Quebec to begin offering odds on single events like the Stanley Cup Finals or Super Bowl on Mise-O-Jeu.

You can purchase these Mise-O-Jeu bet slips at any gas station, lottery kiosk or convenience store in Quebec. Having sports betting lumped in with lottery offerings across Canada has made it very accessible to bet on sports in general – not to mention the rise of sports betting apps in the past decade.

Mise-O-Jeu has always been quite plain in terms of what you might be used to if you have been betting on online sportsbooks for years. Of course, until legislation rolled out in Quebec, only parlay wagers have been available, which means Quebec residents have had to bet on multiple games at once instead of betting on a single game or outcome.

They offer basic betting options including moneyline wagers, totals and point spreads, as well as a few basic proposition bets for each game. They don’t offer even a quarter of what online sports betting sites like Bet365 would offer on the exact same game.

Latest Quebec Sports Betting Updates & News

Updated Feb. 01, 2024

Canadiens open post-Allstar break in Washington

The push for a playoff spot for the Montreal Canadiens starts Tuesday in Washington against the Capitals. The Habs are currently at 20-21-8, for 48 points, on the season. The top 3 teams in each division qualify for the playoffs, and each conference has two wildcard spots. In the Eastern Conference, those are currently held by the Maple Leafs and Wings, with 58 points apiece..

Updated Jan. 31, 2024

Alouettes release RB Stanback

The Montreal Alouettes have cut ties with RB William Stanback, who had requested to be released by the team. Stanback has been a key part of the Alouettes’ backfield over the past few seasons – earning CFL All-Star honours in 2019 and 2020, last season rushing for 800 yards and two touchdowns.

Updated Dec. 13, 2023

The Montreal Canadiens have one of the NHL’s better prospect pools, with players like Lane Hutson, Filip Mesar and David Reinbacher sure to make noise in the coming years, on an NHL team that’s on the rise. One of their top prospects is Owen Beck, who’s currently at Team Canada’s selection camp in Oakville for the upcoming world junior championship in Sweden. Beck was part of the team that won gold last season. The 33rd pick of the 2022 NHL draft is a strong pick to make the team.

Updated Dec. 12, 2023

Pens betting favourites tomorrow against Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens (12-13-3), four points out of a playoff spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, host the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow at Bell Centre (7 p.m. EST). The Pens, however, are betting favourites, despite their 11-12-3 record, two points back of the Habs. Moneyline at NorthStar Bets is Pens 1.71, Habs 2.17.

Updated Dec. 11, 2023

Light sked this week for the Canadiens

If the Montreal Canadiens (12-13-3, 12th in the Eastern Conference, four points of a playoff spot) are going to make any run at an outside NHL playoff spot this season, now’s the time to start making a run. This week they have a light schedule – Wednesday night hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins (11-12-3), Saturday hosting the New York Islanders (12-7-7).

What Will Quebec Sports Betting Look Like?

Ontario’s capital, Ottawa, is a very short distance from Quebec, as many commute across the borders for work and play – which can be interesting in regards to gambling laws. Ontario is poised to be the first to legalize and regulate independent Ontarian sports betting operators in Canada, and with such close proximity, Quebec users could use the services quite easily. This would be a huge push for Quebec lawmakers to follow Ontario’s lead and welcome sports betting operators like DraftKings and BetMGM with open arms.

Content Breaker for Quebec sports betting

Betting on Quebec Sports Teams

With three major sports teams to bet on, the province of Quebec surely offers a wide variety of betting markets for all betting enthusiasts.

  1. Montreal Canadiens

    Montreal Canadiens

    The Montreal Canadiens are the oldest NHL team, after being established in 1909, but not actually forming NHL alongside other teams from Quebec and Ontario until 1917. It is one of the ‘Original Six’ NHL teams from the 1940s to 1960s era, which also included the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. The Canadiens have the most Stanley Cup Championships with 24 (one of which was before the NHL was actually formed).

    Also known as the ‘Habs’ by loyal fans, the team plays in the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. Most recently they found themselves in the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, where they lost the series to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five.

  2. Montreal Alouettes

    Montreal Alouettes

    The lone Canadian Football League team in Quebec is the Montreal Alouettes, evidently based in Montreal. The Alouettes compete in the East Division and have won seven Grey Cup titles since joining the league in 1946. They’ve had most of their success in the 1970s and 2000s where they won three titles in each of those decades. The single Quebec team in a division full of Ontario football teams makes them an easy rival for any team they play.

  3. Montreal FC

    Montreal FC

    Montreal FC, or Club de Foot Montreal, is the only professional soccer club in the province. The club was established in 2010, maintaining the legacy of the dissolved North American Soccer League (NASL) team, The Montreal Impact. The team plays out of Saputo Stadium in Montreal and plays in the Eastern Conference of the Major League Soccer. In 2015, the Montreal FC team became the first Canadian team and second MLS team to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League, finishing in second place.

Horse Racing in Quebec

Horse racing and horse betting in Quebec seemed to hit its peak in the early 2000s, and to this day there is only one location where professional horse racing takes place.

The Hippodrome 3R hosts professional harness races from May until November and offers betting on site in their betting parlour. Their betting software is run by HPIbet, which allows some off-track betting for major races such as the Triple Crown races as well as some other international events.

The Hippodrome is located in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec and if you can’t make it to the racetrack, you can visit in Boucherville one of their partner locations , Dorval, Laval, Montreal and Cote Saint-Luc.

It’s surprising to see that the horse racing market in Quebec is quite dull, as the province was the host to the first-ever horse race in Canada in 1767 in Quebec City.

Horse Racing in Quebec

Casino Betting in Quebec

Casino betting in Quebec is a huge market, especially when Loto-Quebec owns a provincially run online casino called Espacejeux. There are four major casinos in Quebec that all offer their own online offerings as well that are all connected by the Societe des casinos du Quebec (SCQ), that was established in 1992 to manage policies and regulate the casinos in the province.

Montreal Casino offers any game you could imagine, including slots, table games, Keno, and even a special immersive and interactive area called the Zone. There’s more than just casino games, you can take in shows and Cabaret or visit the bars or restaurants. The Montreal Casino is huge structurally and there is something for everyone – gambler or not.

The Casino de Charlevoix looks a little more like a castle than a casino, but offers all the best slots, table games, poker and Keno from their La Malbaie, Quebec location along the St. Lawrence River. They also offer their own online casino to those who can’t be there in person, even though they have a beautiful hotel and golf club near by.

The Casino Lac Leamy is located in Gatineau, Quebec, and offers a great selection of table games, slots, and also boasts that immersive Zone experience we mentioned at the Montreal Casino. There is a huge amphitheater that hosts plenty of shows, and you can visit one of the bars or restaurants while you’re there. Gatineau is a very short distance from Ottawa, making it easy for Ontario residents to cross the border to visit the grandiose casino.

Casino de Mont-Tremblant is situated near the prestigious Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, where you can catch a gondola ride to the casino area from the ski hill – how cool is that? The casino offers a huge selection of popular slot games as well as plenty of table games.

Strategy and Tips

Chinese GP Betting Tips, Odds And Analysis
Chinese GP Betting Tips, Odds And Analysis
It's the third round of the 2019 Formula 1 Championship, the Chinese Grand Prix. After millions of l...
When Betting NHL Playoffs, Remember That Upsets Happen Often
When Betting NHL Playoffs, Remember That Upsets Happen Often
The NHL playoffs are where upsets often happen, a place where the seemingly surefire bets get spoile...


Is sports betting in Quebec legal?

Down Arrow

What is the minimum legal age to gamble in Quebec?

Down Arrow

How many casinos are in Quebec?

Down Arrow

Is single-game sports betting legal in Quebec?

Down Arrow

Where can I bet on sports in Quebec?

Down Arrow

Updated by GDC - Icon - Black - Info

Michelle Gray

Last Updated Icon

Last Updated:  

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Linkedin Icon Email Icon Copy Link Icon