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Betano Canada & Ontario Review 2023:

Betano is an official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup 2022, but who can play at Betano Canada?  In mid-August 2022, Betano received its license to operate as one of several iGaming Ontario betting sites.  This means that only people that are 19+ and located in Ontario may play at Betano's Canadian site.  However, Betano does not operate any form of "offshore" or "grey market" betting site that serves people in other Canadian provinces. 

Thus, if you are based in BC, AB, SK, MB, QC, the Atlantic provinces or the territories, Betano.ca cannot serve you.  If this is the case for you, see the brands listed above, or read our Canadian sportsbook reviews to learn about top providers for prospective players outside Ontario.

 

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Who are Betano?

Betano is one of the two main brands for the online gambling company known as Kaizen Gaming.  Kaizen is based in Greece, has over 1,000 employees and only operates its brands in a select number of markets.  Betano now serves Ontario, Germany, Portugal, Brazil, Romania and Latin America.  They also operate a brand known as "Stoiximan" in the regulated market of Greece.  In operating in a very select number of markets, Betano has also focused their marketing spend on soccer and soccer clubs, mainly within these markets. 

For example, Betano is an official partner of football clubs in its key markets.  In Portugal, they are official partners with Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting CP and Braga. In Greece, they are partners with PAOK, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos. They also have partnerships with clubs in Brazil and Romania among others. Kaizen Gaming won the EGR 2022 operator of the year award.  This is good news for players in Ontario, as they do have a very solid sportsbook and casino platform, which we discuss below.

 

What are the strengths of Betano Ontario?

While Betano is strongest as an operator in markets where soccer is king, Betano knows that Ontario is its own market with its own unique and diverse tastes.  While you get solid soccer coverage with them, Betano has moved to offer very good coverage of the typical Canadian favourites - the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, with all the appropriate convenience links and prioritized & highlighted events as you return to their site or app, so you never have to look far for the most important events from an Ontario context.  You also get plenty of available markets for all big league events, and you can play on your mobile through their website or app, you are not forced into the latter only.

 

Does Betano Canada have a Bet Builder for same game parlays?

Yes, they do, however it is somewhat limited.  The Betano Ontario Bet Builder is only available for top basketball and soccer events.  So for example an NBA game or an EPL match would be available.  If you might want to build an SGP for the NFL, NHL or MLB, Betano cannot do this for you in Ontario.  Providers like bet365 Ontario, Unibet Canada or BetRivers Canada would be able to cover same game parlays on these leagues as their respective SGP features work more broadly.

 

 

Betano Canada odds & margins

Betano sits in the middle of the market when it comes to margin or "sportsbook hold", right around the typical 5% on the most important and popular betting markets, like moneyline, spread or handicap, and totals.  However, what we have noticed is that their odds tend to move much more than those at other betting sites.  While odds might start in the 1.91 / 1.90 or -110 / -110 region, well in advance of the actual event, you will often see these split out to odds that look like 2.05 / 1.78 or +105 / -128.  This can be both good and bad.  If you like the 2.05 or +105 side of the result, this is great news, but if you like the other side, you might need to look to another Ontario sportsbook operator to get better value. In the end, if you are a little more serious than the casual bettor, you might want to have accounts with other sportsbooks besides Betano to ensure you get better value when your preferred bet happens to be the option with depressed odds.

 

Betano Canada payment methods

At the moment, Betano has a fairly limited selection of payment methods, with only Interac, Visa and Mastercard available. (Remember that credit card payments, even to official iGaming Ontario betting sites are treated as cash advances, rather than purchases. This means interest is charged on your transaction at your cash advance rate, plus around a $5 fee, so try to avoid using credit cards at Betano or any other Ontario provider in order to save on fees.)

 

Does Betano Canada offer an online casino?

Yes, Betano for Ontario does offer an online casino with an excellent array of both RNG-based games and live dealer casino games.  Betano Canada's live dealer casino games come from Evolution, Pragmatic Play and PlayTech, making them probably one of the better Interac live dealer casinos for players located in Ontario. Their array of regular online or RNG (Random Number Generator) casino games is actually quite impressive, with what we would consider to be a fairly intuitive layout.

 

The Betano Canada / Ontario bottom line

If you are in Ontario, Betano has a solid sportsbook and casino platform. Is it the best in Ontario?  They are a bit too soccer-focused for us to recommend them as a top provider.  There are sites and apps with more payment methods, better interfaces and features like Bet Builders that work on the sports that Ontarians love most.  However, if soccer and basketball are your priorities, their platforms will be in the upper tier of your options, though BetVictor Canada may be a superior option for you if these are your sporting priorities.  Betano's online casino is also in the upper tier of options, if interested.  If you expect to be big into the NFL, NHL & MLB and want a fully featured platform for these leagues, you might wish to look at our recommended providers and their top-level platforms.  If you are in Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec or anywhere else outside Ontario, Betano cannot serve you at all, as they only serve Ontario.  

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