Nova Scotia Launches Single-Event Sports Betting
After lagging behind other provinces, Nova Scotia finally launched single-event sports betting on 11 February.
The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) had a perfect weekend surprise for residents of Nova Scotia when it announced that it would be launching single-event sports betting in the province on Friday, 11 November. Going forward, the province will incorporate the new betting option into its offering, allowing punters to wager on Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The Federal Government of Canada legalised single-event sports betting on 27 August 2021, allowing provincial lotteries to regulate this service as per local regulatory frameworks. Before that, Canadian gamblers couldn’t wager on individual sports events such as the Super Bowl or the Grey Cup, and had to place their bets in parlays, limiting betting options.
All Ready for the Launch
After years of waiting, Nova Scotians will finally be able to place wagers on the Super Bowl. The ALC has confirmed that the province, which was the last one that still didn’t offer single-event game betting, will launch the service via the Pro•Line sports betting platform.
Nova Scotia took some time to introduce single-event sports bets because of the recently held provincial elections. Even though the new Conservative government had pressing matters at hand, the review of sports betting rules was speed tracked. According to the agreement, the only regulated entity that will offer the new service is Pro•Line.
The ALC communications strategist, Greg Weston, noted that the Crown corporation is pleased to finally offer single-event sports bets to Nova Scotia’s gamblers via both retail and online platforms. Weston said that delivering the service through the Pro•Line brand will keep the sports betting revenue in the province while providing a safe and regulated gambling environment for the locals.
The timing couldn’t have been better for the announcement, with the Cincinnati Bengals facing the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, in the highpoint of America’s annual football events – the Super Bowl. The ALC’s sports betting manager, Scott Eagles, expects to see record-breaking betting volumes at the sportsbook, which will offer over 30 prop bets and traditional betting lines.