Trailblazers, along the original betting path in Canada, Quebec is the second largest province in Canada with a population that is closing in on eight million people. Home to the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL, and Montreal Alouettes in the CFL, residents of La Belle Province have access to one of the best sports wagering options. Relatively speaking, Quebecor’s have it pretty good with the Mise-O-Jeu betting platform.
Quebec Sports Betting
Canadians owe Quebec, specifically legendary Montreal Major Jean Drapeau, a debt of gratitude for helping Canada catch up to the rest of the sports betting world. Home to the first "public lottery" sold in Canada, Quebec continues as a wagering industry leader. Despite decent strides, residents of The Beautiful Province still get way more bang for their buck at any of these top online sportsbooks.
From the “Voluntary Tax” style lottery Jean Drapeau boldly launched in 1968, players received their winnings in solid silver bars and the program defied Federal Government laws in place at the time, to the Mise-O-Jeu gaming website available today, Quebec continues as an entertainment betting pioneer. A close second to the PlayNow platform, offered online by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Quebec residents can sign up for a Espacejeux online sports, poker, casino and bingo wagering account. Although we don’t understand why there are “have” and “have not” provinces when it comes to gambling in Canada, anyone who is lives full time in Quebec, and is 18+ years of age, can enjoy live wagering from their homes or with various mobile devices. That said, due to the various restrictions outlined below, the great people of Quebec are better off opening an account(s) with the top ranked offshore handicapping sites that are featured here at Canada Sports Betting.
Lotteries In Quebec
Quebec residents, from the tiny outpost of Ivujivik in the far north, to cosmopolitan Montreal in the south, have access to a diverse gambling landscape. Mildly impressed by the Mise-O-Jeu Espacejeux (Play Area) platform available for online sports betting, LIVE casinos, bingo halls and VLT equipped establishments dot the Quebec landscape. The French don’t mess around with the design of their casinos, as all four of the venues run by Loto-Quebec are bold structures – including the Casino de Montréal that is a stone skip across the St. Lawrence River from the Bell Centre which home of the Montreal Canadiens. Live horse racing is often (sadly) "on again and off again" at the Hippodrome Trois-Rivières racetrack but action is available via simulcast at off-track betting parlours that offer LIVE thoroughbred wagering from tracks around the world. Quebec is also home to live poker only rooms plus tons of video slot/poker gaming salons. Please avoid VLT money-pits like the plague.
Quebec Sports Lottery – MISE-O-JEU
Much better off than their southern neighbour’s in Ontario, Quebecor’s can wager on a variety of options with the Mise-O-Jeu betting platform - as long as they are within the province. While still not an optimal handicapping experience, when it's compared to online sportsbooks, Mise-O-Jeu offers hundreds of daily wagering options from sporting events around the planet. We checked out the website and found a sidebar, on the far left of their home page, that is very similar to the one at SportsInteraction - one of the top Canada Sports Betting wagering sites. Bettors who still have not taken to the online gambling phenomenon can wager to old-fashion way by filling out a betting slip and purchasing their ticket at any of many Quebec sports lottery retailers. Please be warned though, as with all sports betting in Canada, the Quebec government has the deck stacked in their favour.
*** Though trying, Loto-Quebec is still way behind when it comes to offering a fair sports betting environment when compared to SportsInteraction or other online sportsbooks.
Best Alternative To Sports Lottery In Quebec
How is this for the ultimate sports Sunday? Pierre's day begins early by pouring over the numerous betting options while enjoying a morning coffee. Prior to Montreal facing arch rival Boston in NHL evening action, the Alouettes have a CFL game in Hamilton vs the Tiger-Cats. The Montreal Impact are also in Ontario to face Toronto FC in a MLS soccer match. Topping it off, Pierre is about make the 330-mile trek to Foxborough, MA, to take in the New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos NFL Sunday Night fight. Before rolling, Pierre fires up his Mise-O-Jeu account and, because he is forced to make at least two wagers, he bets on the Alouettes and Impact (both big underdogs) and then adds the Canadiens (who are chalk) to make his bet an all Montreal three-team parlay ticket.
Connected to Sirius sports radio passing though the State of Vermont, on his way to Beantown, Pierre is super pumped to hear that the Alouettes and Impact were both winners. Dialing up the Bruins radio network, Pierre discovers that a flu bug has sidelined the Habs top two defensemen PLUS goaltender Carey Price. Desperate to hedge the last game on his parlay ticket, Pierre tries to connect to Mise-O-Jeu but, because he is outside of Quebec, he is denied access to his account.
Montreal, decimated by the flu bug, ends up getting blitzed by the Bruins and Pierre’s promising payday goes up in smoke. If Pierre has a SportsInteraction account, this is fiction as they are one of the best alternatives to sports lotteries in Quebec. SIA customers are connected 24/7 no matter where they are in the world. Don’t be like Pierre! Check out the offerings, delivered on a daily basis, by top ranked CSB online bookmakers as they easily surpass the Mise-O-Jeu wagering experience.