Buffalo Bills Futures A Hot Ontario Sports Betting Topic Already

Buffalo Bills Futures A Hot Ontario Sports Betting Topic Already
By Mark Keast
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

The Buffalo Bills are big with those using the best sporting betting apps in Ontario. So whenever NFL futures come out at the start of June people are going to notice.

The Bills open in New York against Aaron Rodgers and the Jets at 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 11 for the first Monday night game of the 2023 season.

The BetMGM sportsbook Ontario has the spread at Bills -1.5, with Buffalo getting 90% of the bets and 95% of the handle against their AFC East rival Jets. The point total is 47.5 – with the Over getting 30% of the bets and 25% of the handle. Moneyline odds as of Thursday were Bills 1.83 (or -120) and the Jets 2.0 (+100); the Bills were generating 46% of bets and 60% of the handle.

Return To RBC Canadian Open for theScore Bet

The RBC Canadian Open at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club course in Toronto will be teeing up the first round June 8. One locally based operator, theScore Bet sportsbook Ontario, is giving golf fans a chance to hit some golf balls during tournament action.

The Toronto-based iGaming and sports betting operator will set up “Hole Zero” – a playable 150-yard Par 3 on the course – for all four days of the tournament, and it is free for attendees. There will be a clubhouse, caddy, swing coach, gear and official leaderboard, so people can compete for cash prizes.

“We know golf fans are always eager to get as close to the action as possible, and now they’ll be able to do so right on the course and in a premium and unique way right alongside the pros,” said Aubrey Levy, senior vice president, content and marketing for theScore Bet. “Hole Zero is another extension of our brand and activation strategy as we focus on adding real value for fans across our portfolio of partnerships and platforms.”

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Proline’s Interesting Bets

According to Proline, a retail player at an Ontario sports betting location recently turned a $12 wager on an 11-pick mixed sport parlay into an $11,916 payout.

And another retail player placed a $45 wager on a six-pick soccer parlay for a payout of $4,516.

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IBIA Aims to Prevent Match Fixing

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and its member operators are committing $300,000 over three years to a program aimed at addressing potential threats to athletes, sport, and the regulated market from sports betting-related match-fixing and fraud. 

The program will be rolled out over the second half of this year and will include face-to-face training with athletes, anonymous reporting app, an e-learning portal and material designed to raise awareness.

“Protecting the integrity of sport means protecting the integrity of athletes,” said Jean-Francois Reymond, the IBIA’s education ambassador.

Among the operators belonging to the IBIA are bet365, Betway and FanDuel sportsbook Ontario. Such companies in a legal sports betting market, such as Ontario, have protections in place for consumers and must comply with regulations.

“Most often through a lack of awareness, it is the athletes who are risking their careers and livelihoods,” Reymond said. “Our objective is to build a best-in-class program for all athletes that serves to protect the integrity of Canadian sport and the careers of Canada’s athletes.”

He made the announcement during the keynote speech at this week’s Symposium on Competition Manipulation and Gambling in Sport in Toronto.

Continue following us at OntarioBets for more sports coverage as well as the latest information available on the overall gambling industry in the region, including our reviews of the best Toronto online casinos.

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Mark Keast

Mark Keast has recently covered the sports betting industry in Canada for The Parleh, and is a long-time sportswriter and editor, most notably with the Toronto Sun.