Ontario welcomes $6m handle in first month of legal sports betting

| By Richard Mulligan
Ontario’s new sports betting service has accepted more than $6m in bets in its first four weeks of operations.

In figures released by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the operator and owner of the Proline+ service, which debuted on 27 August, said the handle figure “signalled that Ontario bettors have been eagerly awaiting a trustworthy option to lay down their bets”. Proline+ offers Ontarians the opportunity to make a legal bet on a single event for the first time ever in the Canadian province following the passing of the federal Bill C-218.

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