Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook In Depth Review & Expert Guide, Betting Markets & Mobile App

By Bryan Nicholson
Fact Checked by Joss Wood

In an ever-growing Ontario gambling market, NorthStar Bets has joined the field. As the name might suggest, NorthStar Gaming, which owns NorthStar Bets, is aiming to become one of Canada's biggest and brightest betting operators, offering a customized Ontario sports betting and iGaming software experience. Check out our expert NorthStar sportsbook review, and you won't be disappointed.

 
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Quick Glance at Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook

โญ Best FeatureEducational Betting Content
๐Ÿ“ฒ Device CompatibilityAndroid, iPhone, Safari, Windows
๐Ÿ’ Available SportsHockey, Football, NBA, MMA, Gold, Lacrosse, Rugby & more
โŒš๏ธ Payout Speed1-3 Days
๐Ÿ“† Northstar Bets Sportsbook Ontario Launch DateMay 2022
โœ”๏ธ Licensed ByOntario Gaming Commission
๐Ÿ“…Last UpdatedNovember 2022

Top Features at Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook

NorthStar Bets is looking to offer something that a little bit different than traditional sportsbooks following the legalization of sports wagering in Ontario. Educating the new Ontario sports bettor, or even the seasoned veteran, to make better decisions is the goal NorthStar Bets. Here are its top features:

  • Educational Betting Content

    NorthStar Bets has a strong relationship with Toronto Star publisher, the Torstar Corporation. The deal means that the sportsbook can offer you top-class educational sports betting insights and previews on the NorthStar Bets website. This is something no other Ontario betting site can offer. NorthStar Bets CEO Michael Moskowitz said that "video and other captivating multi-platform content will really differentiate NorthStar Gaming in the market." Sports fans will see "original daily, weekly and monthly content formats and shows, including in-person live events."

  • Game Previews

    The NorthStar Bets content team will be buoyed by the news of NorthStar gaming becoming an established betting partner of the NBA in Ontario that will connect sports bettors with official cutting-edge data, injury updates and stats from the NBA and provide us with a sports insights-packed user experience. With the link to the Toronto Star, game previews on site and on the NorthStar Bets app will now fully fuel the sports bettor to make educated decisions and value bets on the platform.

  • NorthStar Bets Software

    In January 2022, it was announced NorthStar Gaming had teamed up with Playtech, the worldโ€™s largest and most trusted online gaming software supplier for its iGaming offerings. Similarly, a deal struck with Kambi Sports to utilize their software for the NorthStar Bets online sportsbook means NorthStar now has two major global industry powers on its side. Competitive odds and some of the best prices for popular Canadian sports, such as Basketball, Lacrosse and NHL or other Hockey leagues, will be offered to provide an enticing betting environment.

 
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How to Sign Up for Northstar Bets Sportsbook Ontario

It's simple to sign up for sports wagering and a top-class sports betting experience at NorthStar Bets and NorthStar Gaming.

  1. โœ… Click the green register button on the desktop site
  2. โœ… Fill in your name, date of birth and citizenship
  3. โœ… Put in your occupation
  4. โœ… Upload any documents required
  5. โœ… Fund your NorthStar Bets online account

Northstar Bets Ontario Sports Betting Options and Market Coverage

NorthStar Bets is Canadian-owned and looking to become an Ontario market leader and a behemoth in the sports betting space north of the border. They will offer the full menu of sports betting features, payment options and banking options for the casino and sportsbook.

Live Betting at North Star Bets Ontario

The NorthStar Bets online casino and all Live Betting products will be a big selling point, and the educational and insights section is geared towards enticing new NorthStar Ontario bettors. The new partnership with the NBA will also help deliver on this front. The NHL and other sports will be following suit in relation to first-class data being made available to sports bettors on the NorthStar betting site and the NorthStar Bets app. This should whet the appetite of all Ontario sports fans.

Bet Types Available

  • Spread Bets -  Spread bets are one of the main betting options if you choose NorthStar Bets sportsbook. If we see the Toronto Maple Leafs priced at -1.5 on the spread or "puck line" in a live betting NHL game, we could back this at -110 American odds and we win our bet if they win by two goals or more, covering what is essentially a -1.5 goal 'handicap' .
  • Moneyline - A moneyline bet is simply a 'straight bet' in a two-way market but sometimes in multi way markets. For example, backing the Maple Leafs on the moneyline to win at home might get you odds of around -250, meaning  we would have to place a wager of $250 to win $100 profit.
  • Over/Under - The over/under in sports betting is referred to as the Totals, and we are simply wagering on whether the game will be high or low scoring. In-house oddsmakers will set the line, which will usually be at -110 each side when the vig is added. A typical line in the Totals market would be Over/Under 6.5 goals in a Canadian Hockey or NHL game.
  • Parlays - You can create an array of Parlays on your bet slip and populate it on the mobile app. Single Game Parlays (SGPs) will also feature and be advised through wagering content created at NorthStar Bets and their marketing services arrangement. An article on "How to Bet Parlays" is the sort of educational content that will be covered at NorthStar bets and a guide to Parlay insurance will also be part of what NorthStar offers on site.
    As an example of this of insurance would be a situation in which a parlay with five or more legs would offer a full refund if one leg of the bettor's parlay bet lets him down. There is usually a maximum refund amount on these NorthStar Bets offers, especially on the mobile app. Live streaming games and featured games are the games to keep an eye on for these types of offers.
  • Player/Team Props - Prop bets add to the entertainment of watching in all sports, but for Ontario sports bettors, let's take the NHL as an example. Instead of backing the Toronto Maple Leafs on the Moneyline, we could bet on John Tavares, captain of the Leafs, to be the first goal scorer or the last goal scorer. We are looking at odds of around +1000 for these bets, so it would be a nice little earner. Prop bets come in a variety of different forms and with Northstar, we will see some extra live betting prop markets on the betting site or mobile app in the NBA following the new partnership.
  • Future Bets - Futures Bets are usually wagers at bigger odds where you make the bet whilst prepared to invest your money for a longer period of time. Fancy backing the Buffalo Bills to win the Super Bowl at American odds of +600? Alternatively, we could bet on the Toronto Raptors to win the Eastern Conference in the NBA at plus money odds of +1800.
  • Alternate Lines - Alternative lines are a common theme at sportsbooks with responsible gaming standards. You could legally bet the Toronto Blue Jays pre-game in major league baseball on their fair spread betting line of -1.5 at odds of -110. Or you could wager on different run lines depending on how strong or weak you think the Blue Jays are. An alternate run line in the spread betting markets in MLB might be set at -4.5 by the oddsmaker at much more favorable odds of +350 in plus money, for example. We can also wager on alternate lines in the totals markets.

Sports Markets Offered by Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook

A sports betting market is a term used to refer to sports events with a list of betting options where you can place a bet and fill out that bet slip. Money is exchanged between NorthStar Bets sportsbook and Ontario bettors, and the lines are moved in response to the flow of cash in the market.

๐Ÿˆ NFL๐Ÿ€ NBA
๐Ÿ’ NHL๐Ÿ’ Other Hockey Leagues
โšพ๏ธ MLBโ›ณ๏ธ PGA Golf and European Tour Golf
โšฝ๏ธ Soccer and EPL๐Ÿ Volleyball
๐Ÿ€ NCAAB๐Ÿˆ NCAAF
๐Ÿ‰ Rugby๐ŸฅŠ Boxing
๐ŸฅŠ MMA/UFC๐ŸŽฏ Darts
โ›ท๏ธ Winter Sports๐ŸŽฎ Esports
๐Ÿฅ Lacrosse๐Ÿ“บ Novelty and TV

We can see from our NorthStar Ontario review that there are over 40 different betting or sports markets covered, and thousands of markets are live on the betting site at any one time.

Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook vs. Other Ontario Sportsbooks

NorthStar Bets is a sportsbook with a multitude of betting options and markets to wager on. There is a new app available to download, highly competitive odds provided by Kambi, and access to casino games on-the-go or at home through Playtech. NorthStar gaming Inc. is owned by NordStar Capital, a Canadian-owned company tailored for Ontario Bettors and offering a full menu of 40+ different sports or market types.

This site also offers casino games, including some of the most popular live dealer titles. The first thing that hit me when I visited NorthStar Bets Ontario in comparison to other betting sites was similarities drawn to operators like MaximBet Sportsbook. Maxim had a cool party-style vibe to it and it stood out that they were doing something different from more traditional sportsbooks, like DraftKings.

 
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Ontario Northstar Bets Sportsbook Mobile App Details

On the NorthStar Bets app, you can follow the action from anywhere and take advantage of real-time news and live betting, and also access your favorite Casino games on the iGaming software. All the same games and bets will be offered on what is a new app, meaning it may have some teething problems. If you want an easy, efficient and speedy browsing experience however, the NorthStar Bets mobile app is one of the best Ontario betting apps. Just make sure you are 19 years of age or over and situated in Ontario.

What makes Northstar Bets Sportsbook Stand out

  • Offers an authoritative and enlightening gaming and sports betting content for the Ontario sports betting market
  • Offers more pre-game and live in-game betting experiences than competitors
  • Partnerships forged with the NBA and NHL
  • Alerts for special offers, scores, news and more (by text, email or app) via notifications that give you all the info you need to make the best bets wherever you are

Download Northstar Bets Ontario Sports Betting App

It's simple to access and download the NorthStar gaming app on Apple or Android:

  1. โœ… Go to the sports section of the NorthStar Gaming site
  2. โœ… Scan the QR codes or click the Download buttons for iOS or Android
  3. โœ… Alternatively go directly to the Apple or Google play stores
  4. โœ… Click the green register button on the app after you download it
  5. โœ… Fill out all relevant details, including gender and occupation
  6. โœ… Pick a deposit method and fund your NorthStar Bets account

The mobile betting app is designed and developed to elevate your gaming experience, from high-level security to incorporating more than a few payment methods, fast payouts and first-class customer service.

โญ๏ธ Apple App Store Rating3.5
โญ๏ธ Google Play Store RatingN/A

Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook Safety and Security

NorthStar Bets sportsbook, legal, licensed and regulated in Ontario, offers security features such as 128-bit SSL encryption. Partnered with iGaming Ontario and its software is supplied by both Kambi for the sportsbook and Playtech for online casino. Client funds are held in a separate account in regulated sportsbooks. As we can see further down in our NorthStar Bets sportsbook review, NorthStar is also dedicated to responsible gaming.

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Interac

Banking Options for Northstar Bets Ontario Users

NorthStar gaming uses some of the popular methods for deposits and allows of just about any withdrawal request. However, it lacks in the number of payment methods available for the time being. Interac are a prominent eWallet payment method, though, and a trusted source for funding your account on site. Here is a list of accepted payment methods:

  • Online Banking
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Debit cards
  • Interac
  • E-Wallets
 
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Deposit Methods at Northstar Bets Ontario

All deposit methods are instant and withdrawals from NorthStar Bets are generally processed within 24 hours, but it can sometimes take 1-3 days to see your winnings paid into your accounts depending on your chosen method of withdrawal. There is usually a minimum deposit of $10.

Customer Support Northstar Bets Sports Ontario

There's no official NorthStar Bets FAQ section, but there is an area answering specific sportsbook-related questions in the Help Center. There's also a "Submit a Request" feature, like other top Ontario Sportsbooks have. We have the usual main modes of contact available at top sports betting sites in Ontario, and there's also different areas to access, such as a complaints department. Here are some of the customer support features:

  • Live Chat
  • Email or submit a ticket (support@northstarbets.ca)
  • Phone Call - 7 days (8am until 1am)
  • Twitter: @NorthStarBet
 
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Pros & Cons - Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook

๐ŸŽฏ Superb educational content to inform the punterโŒ Deposit and withdrawal methods could be improved
๐ŸŽฏ Up to date and live data and stats to aid the bettorโŒ The app has a few teething problems
๐ŸŽฏ Vast variety of sports and markets
๐ŸŽฏ Superb software in Kambi Sports and Playtech behind the sportsbook gaming platform

Our Final Verdict of Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook

With backing from NordStar Capital, who are the major shareholders behind Torstar and the Toronto Star newspaper, NorthStar Bets is on a train to the summit of sports betting in Ontario. Established by a trusted Canadian media business and merging with world-class partners - from sports leagues to content platforms, NorthStar Gaming is clearly targeting Bet365 Ontario and others at the top of the Canada sports betting mountain.

NorthStar Bets sportsbook arms the bettor with news, stats, injury reports and live scoring and provides the most popular online casino games on their iGaming platform. Ontario bettors should not miss out on one of Canada's brightest and best sportsbook operators. Sign up with Northstar Bets, make your deposit and get in on the action today.

Responsible Gambling at Northstar Bets Sportsbooks

NorthStar Bets is licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming commission of Ontario and partnered with iGaming Ontario and Connex Ontario. There is a link and a telephone number for the latter at the bottom of the NorthStar Bets website. NorthStar also provide Time out and self exclusion features should you need them. NorthStar Bets is committed to the principles of responsible gaming. Members of their editorial staff and content creators have completed seminars on responsible gaming best practices conducted by the Responsible Gaming Council.

Northstar Bets Ontario Sportsbook FAQ

Yes, NorthStar Bets is a new and fully licensed and regulated sportsbook in Ontario owned by NorthStar Gaming. That means, you can sign up with the online sportsbook and make completely legal bets on many sporting events as soon as today.

Yes, NorthStar Bets now offers a robust mobile app to make placing bets simple and convenient. The app is available to download. Just visit the relevant page on the NorthStar Bet website, and click to download on iOS or Google Play.

Download NorthStar Bets for iOS and Android mobile devices today. It's simple. All you need to do is scan the QR code or push the download button on the betting site, and you will be all ready to place bets.

The minimum age required to sign up to NorthStar Bets and online Casino games is 19. You must be residing in Ontario.

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Bryan Nicholson

Bryan Nicholson a world-renowned golf betting expert who gladly expands his expertise into covering other top markets like hockey and football,