Your Guide For Downloading And Funding Ontario Sports Betting Apps

Written By Bill Gelman on April 3, 2022
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The April 4 launch of Ontario sports betting and online casino apps is a major milestone. We’re talking about the first province in which players can legally download apps like BetMGM or BetRivers and fund accounts.

Placing the initial wager on, say, the Toronto Maple Leafs game on Monday night is not a long, drawn-out process requiring an online instructional manual. However, before making a moneyline wager, there are a couple of other important steps.

Consider this a quick (and not scary) how-to-guide for getting into the online sports betting and casino game in Ontario.

How to download an Ontario sports betting app

Like in the United States, Ontario online sports gamblers will likely try out multiple products before deciding which one is the best. It’s subjective.

For this process, we will use PointsBet Sportsbook. The process is mostly the same no matter which brands are chosen.

Whether you’re an iOS or Android user, the steps for downloading the PointsBet Sportsbook platform are short and simple.

If you have an Apple device, open the App Store. Android customers can shop in the Google Play Store. Either way, the download is free.

Save some time by searching for PointsBet Sportsbook. Once you find it, click on “Get.” Android users will click “install.” Once the download is complete, click “open.”

Players are not required to be in Ontario when downloading. The wagering part is where the Geolocation fencing comes into play.

Registering for an Ontario sports betting account

Once the BetMGM, PointsBet or BetRivers sportsbook is downloaded, registering for an account is the next step.

The best welcome offers are available via PlayCanada. This is part of the registration process.

Do you want to be sitting on the Ontario sports betting bench when the Toronto Blue Jays are playing the New York Yankees?

The great thing about an April 4 launch is that there will be odds for the entire 2022 MLB betting season.

Same deal with an MVP futures bet on Toronto first baseman Vlad Guerrero Jr. Don’t worry, the process is easier than filling out an MLB lineup card.

Every app pretty much asks for the same info. Whether you’re a sportsbook or online casino customer, the questions are the same. Here is a list of what information players need to provide:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Password
  • Address
  • Date of birth (19 is the minimum age in Ontario)
  • Social Insurance Number

How to deposit with BetMGM casino

Say you’re not into sports betting. No biggie.

Ontario online casinos share the same April 4 launch date. This means BetMGM casino players, for example, can legally play slots, blackjack and roulette online. Like visiting a land-based casino, you can’t win without a starting bankroll.

Every operator has minimum and maximum deposit amounts. This information is available via the deposit menu.

Again, like Ontario mobile sportsbooks, choosing an Ontario online casino is a subjective decision.

The minimum amount for BetMGM casino customers is $10. The maximum amount is much larger.

Plus, the whole process can be completed from your current location.

BetMGM offers players several deposit options, including:

  • Credit cards
  • PayPal
  • BetMGM Play+
  • VIP preferred
  • Online banking

The funds are typically available within minutes.

From there, the words “place your bets” sums things up.

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Bill is the Managing Editor for PlayNJ, which is a sister site of PlayCanada. He graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Bill is a contributing writer to the PlayCanada team. Bill appears on The Atlantic City Boardwalk Talk and Why Eagles Why podcasts, both of which are available on YouTube. As a diehard Philadelphia Phillies fan, Bill still has a tough time forgetting about Joe Carter's heroics in the 1993 World Series.

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