Our prime Canadian sports activities tales this week
- Canada’s Single-Occasion Wager-versary: A Look Again At The Previous Yr
- CFL Week 12 Wagering Preview: Lions Lose Rourke To Potential Season-Ending Harm
- Outdated Research Suggests Downside Playing Is Beneath Management In Canada
Occasion of the week
CP Girls’s Open — Aug. 25-28
The CP Girls’s Open, an LPGA event managed by Golf Canada, bought underway from the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Membership Thursday morning. It has been Canada’s nationwide championship event since its founding in 1973. The occasion is being sponsored by theScore Wager.
However everyone seems to be speaking concerning the activation on the seventeenth gap on the golf course often known as “The Rink.” The hockey-themed gap options boards like a hockey rink surrounding the tee field, and there’s even a Zamboni parked alongside the opening. Golf officers are additionally carrying stripped apparel to imitate a hockey referee.
Simply out for a rip… pic.twitter.com/Q4LFZCSugL
— CP Girls’s Open (@cpwomensopen) August 19, 2022
Canadian golfer and Ottawa native Brooke Henderson absolutely embraced the spirit of the opening throughout Wednesday’s Professional-Am Day by donning an Ottawa Senators jersey whereas strolling off the tee block.
[email protected] and @GolfCanada proudly presents: #theRink pic.twitter.com/5qeVXTxx8E
— CP Girls’s Open (@cpwomensopen) August 24, 2022
Earlier than play opened Thursday, Henderson had the second-shortest odds at theScore Wager to win the event at +1000, behind Nelly Korda. She’s additionally +230 to put within the prime 5.
Henderson entered the CP Girls’s Open ranked fifth within the Rolex Rankings and second within the CME World standings. She has gained two tournaments this yr and is a 12-time LPGA Tour champion, making her probably the most completed Canadian skilled golfer in historical past.
Sports activities Interplay licensed in Ontario
Sports activities Interplay is the most recent operator to amass an iGaming license from the Alcohol and Gaming Fee of Ontario.
Sports activities Interplay has been taking bets in Ontario since its inception in 1997 and is operated by Mohawk On-line, a socio-economic initiative wholly owned by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, primarily based out of Quebec. It’s regulated/licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Fee.
The operator has been a company accomplice with Canadian skilled sports activities franchises previously, together with the CFL Ottawa Redblacks and Edmonton Elks and the Nationwide Lacrosse League (NLL) Toronto Rock, amongst others. It additionally not too long ago signed a one-year deal to be an official sportsbook accomplice of the NLL.
It’s unclear what this transition means for present Ontario clients of the model. Sports activities Interplay provides a full sportsbook, iCasino, stay on line casino, and poker. Nonetheless, the operator’s poker choices are not accessible to Ontario clients.
Sports activities Deal with didn’t hear again when reaching out to Sports activities Interplay for touch upon making the transition to the regulated market.
The operator may also need to safe an working settlement with iGaming Ontario earlier than it will possibly formally be part of the regulated market.
Unibet fined by AGCO
The AGCO has fined one other Ontario operator for violations of its promoting and playing inducements requirements.
Unibet has been fined $48,000 (CAD) for infractions referring to Commonplace 2.05 between Might 19 and Might 22.
Commonplace 2.05 states: Promoting and advertising and marketing supplies that talk playing inducements, bonuses and credit are prohibited, besides on an operator’s gaming web site and thru direct promoting and advertising and marketing, after receiving energetic participant consent.
The regulator stated Unibet “posted or aired a number of broad playing inducements that promoted beneficiant welcome provides.”
“Kindred erred in its interpretation of inducement language when it developed promoting to launch Unibet within the Ontario market,” Amanda Brewer, Nation Supervisor, Canada, advised Sports activities Deal with.
“We remorse we had been non-compliant with an vital AGCO normal, and we’ll strengthen our inside processes to make sure we keep compliant. Kindred all the time goals to function with excessive requirements of accountable playing and participant safety, which incorporates how we market our merchandise to our clients.”
Kindred has the proper to enchantment the tremendous with the Licence Enchantment Tribunal (LAT), which is an adjudicative tribunal impartial of the AGCO and a part of Tribunals Ontario.
“We count on all registered operators to attain and preserve the excessive requirements of accountable playing, participant safety, and sport integrity. The AGCO will proceed to watch these gaming websites’ actions, and guarantee they’re assembly their obligations underneath Ontario’s Gaming Management Act and the Requirements,” AGCO CEO and Registrar Tom Mungham stated in a launch.
Because the April 4 launch of Ontario’s regulated iGaming and sports activities betting market, three different operators have additionally been fined for violating the AGCO’s promoting requirements: PointsBet, BetMGM, and DraftKings.
AGCO points $48,000 in financial penalties to Unibet ON Inc. for alleged promoting and inducement infractions: https://t.co/HCoUbOyRaz #newsrelease pic.twitter.com/JWweyn0pdd
— AGCO (@Ont_AGCO) August 25, 2022
Blue Jays 2023 schedule launched
The Toronto Blue Jays introduced their 2023 schedule on Wednesday.
PRESENTING: Your 2023 #BlueJays schedule! pic.twitter.com/exZbuQryBc
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 24, 2022
Toronto will open the season with a 10-game highway journey earlier than its dwelling opener on April 11 towards the Detroit Tigers.
Main League Baseball made a number of changes to subsequent yr’s schedule in an try to make it extra balanced. For instance, the Jays will play 46 interleague video games (a rise from 20 this yr) and solely 52 contests towards the 4 different AL East golf equipment (down from 76 video games this yr). And for the primary time in fashionable MLB historical past, each group will play each different group in some unspecified time in the future.
Jays followers and bettors shouldn’t get too caught up in waiting for subsequent yr, because the group seems certain for the playoffs this season as a wild card group. Toronto is at present -1900 to make the playoffs at FanDuel, +700 to win the American League, and +1700 to win the World Sequence this yr.
Previous to the beginning of the season, the Blue Jays had been tied with the Chicago White Sox for the fourth-best odds (+1100) to win the World Sequence at DraftKings.
PointsBet Invitational area set
The curling followers have spoken.
Staff Greg Smith of Newfoundland and Labrador and Staff Suzanne Birt of Prince Edward Island have been voted in by followers by way of Twitter ballot to be the ultimate two groups to compete on the inaugural PointsBet Invitational curling occasion.
The fan vote outcomes are in and it will likely be @teambirt and @TeamGregSmithNL grabbing the final two spots within the 2022 @PointsBetCanada Invitational occasion in Fredericton, N.B. Sept. 21-25!
Particulars in our story ️ https://t.co/d1GWt1Xwdd pic.twitter.com/H2TwDFyEJd
— Curling Canada (@CurlingCanada) August 24, 2022
The 32-team area has now been set for the single-knockout event being held in Fredericton starting Sept. 21.
Each of the voted-in groups can be ranked 14th within the two 16-team halves of the sector and tackle the third-seeded groups within the March Insanity-style bracket.
Groups will earn $3,000 for a first-round win, $6,000 for a quarterfinal win, $12,000 for a semifinal win, and $24,000 for the victorious girls’s and males’s groups.
There may also be a star pro-am occasion on Friday, Sept. 23, which can doubtless embody The Trailer Park Boys and several other NHL alumni.
Rivalry proclaims Q2 earnings
Toronto-based Rivalry introduced its Q2 earnings on Thursday morning, and CEO Steven Salz took to Twitter to focus on the financials.
1/ We reported Q2/22 earnings at $RVLY this AM, breaking information throughout almost all metrics. Betting deal with was $38M, +98% YoY, document income of $5.3M, +60% YoY, and document gross revenue of $2.1M, +206% YoY and +201% QoQ. Wholesome money place and $0 debt.https://t.co/gU1NZMRYfK
— Steven Salz (@StevenSalz) August 25, 2022
Rivalry didn’t particularly point out any numbers concerning its Ontario operations within the launch.
“Trying forward, we’re excited concerning the second half of the yr,” Salz stated within the launch. “The historically sturdy third quarter is monitoring effectively for us. A number of vital platform enhancements in areas like cellular app, conventional sports activities providing, and our on line casino vertical are set to be launched within the coming months.”
Rivalry, which is thought for its various esports choices, is licensed by the Isle of Man and holds a bookmaking license in Australia along with its Ontario iGaming license.