WCLC Sports Select Betting

Providers of Sports Select wagering, the Western Canada Lottery Corporation facilitates gambling activities in Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Strictly controlled, and always slanted towards the government of the provinces and territories it serves, Point Spread, Pro Line/Over-Under, Pools and Props are the four planks that form the WCLC Sports Select betting platform.

Western Canada Lottery Gaming

In cities across the Prairies, from Winnipeg to Regina and Edmonton, plus Iqaluit, Whitehorse and Yellowknife in the North, Western Canada lottery and gaming is served up by the WCLC. Though baffling, that it’s not available online, Sports Select tickets can only be purchased at lottery retailers. Handicappers in the heart of Canada have better options with these top ranked online sportsbooks.

As illustrated below, there are several major differences between the WCLC Sports Select wagering option and the offshore sportsbooks we carefully review here at Canada Sports Betting. If you want to skip the gory details – a singular point is all Western Canada bettors need to know. At the time of writing, we are just hours away from the 104th CFL Grey Cup Championship. With online sportsbooks you can bet on the game winner – with Sports Select you need the game winner and two other correct picks. We can’t stress enough how much that slants the table towards the house.

WCLC Sports Select Review

As experienced and veteran handicappers, we know full well how much work is required to achieve success. Scouring the daily sports menu, to separate the good from the bad, and then researching the games you have left can take hours – just to find a single one-bet wager. With Sports Select, be prepared to multiply that work times two or three as bettors are forced to select a parlay with every wager. Also, don’t forget the added TIE odds options that government sports lotteries throw into the mix to complicate things. Simply stated; Sports Select sets up barriers that players should avoid.

  • Forced Parlays Favour the House
  • Added TIE Options Complicate Decisions
  • WCLC Sports Select is Not Available Online

WCLC Sports Select Odds

Bettors need to be prepared to deal with a lot of headaches, and more than their fair share of bad beats, when wagering on WCLC Sports Select odds. Take the nine-game NHL slate from 26/11/16 as an example. With the Pro Line odds, handicappers were required to predict a minimum of three games and were forced to select from HOME or TIE or VISITOR lines. While the deck is stacked in the governments favour – it is doable. Going through the required homework, you discover a few key factors that put three teams in a hole before the games begin. With that primer – you pounce.

Sensing the Capitals, Devils and Red Wings might be a little weary, since they are playing on back-to-back nights with travel, you tie the Maple Leafs, Penguins and Canadiens together. While the Toronto pick is a bit risky, up against Alex Ovechkin & Crew, you are getting superior squads (and the better goaltenders) with Pittsburgh and Montreal. Due to the fact that you can’t bet online with the Sports Select option, you head out to your local lottery retailer to place your bet. Because of the added TIE factor, the odds are fairly decent and your ticket returns $146.53 on a $20.00 wager.

Placing that same wager online at SportsInteraction, where the TIE is eliminated, $71.11 is the return on your parlay ticket. Once back home, and tracking the games, the risky Toronto bet is up 4-1 but the Penguins and Canadiens are both down a goal late in the third period. In the end, the Leafs hang on and upset the Capitals while the Pens and Habs stormed back to win their contests in extra time. Unfortunately, because two of the matchups went into overtime, your WCLC Sports Select ticket is toast. Meanwhile, smart online bettors cashed winning tickets. Restack the odds in your favour by registering a personal wagering account at any of the top sportsbooks listed above.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 27 November
FT Florida Panthers 3 - 2 New Jersey Devils +105 -125 Odds
AOT Philadelphia Flyers 4 - 5 Pittsburgh Penguins +125 -147 Odds
FT Jackets 1 - 3 Montreal Canadiens -125 +105 Odds
FT Minnesota Wild 2 - 7 Winnipeg Jets +115 -135 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 3 - 7 Chicago Blackhawks +170 -200 Odds
Tuesday 28 November
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 0 Buffalo Sabres -167 +145 Odds
FT Vancouver Canucks 2 - 5 New York Islanders +150 -172 Odds
FT Florida Panthers 5 - 4 New York Rangers +155 -175 Odds
FT San Jose Sharks 3 - 1 Philadelphia Flyers -116 -105 Odds
PEN Carolina Hurricanes 2 - 3 Jackets +100 -120 Odds
FT Los Angeles Kings 4 - 1 Detroit Red Wings -111 -111 Odds
FT Chicago Blackhawks 2 - 3 Nashville Predators +145 -167 Odds
FT Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 1 Calgary Flames +100 -120 Odds
AOT Arizona Coyotes 2 - 3 Edmonton Oilers +167 -192 Odds
Wednesday 29 November
FT Tampa Bay Lightning 2 - 3 Boston Bruins -105 -116 Odds
FT Ottawa Senators 1 - 2 Montreal Canadiens +135 -156 Odds
FT Anaheim Ducks 3 - 2 St. Louis Blues +205 -250 Odds
AOT Winnipeg Jets 2 - 3 Colorado Avalanche -132 +110 Odds
Thursday 30 November
Los Angeles Kings 19:00 Washington Capitals +116 -125 Odds
Montreal Canadiens 19:30 Detroit Red Wings +110 -116 Odds
Vancouver Canucks 20:00 Nashville Predators +165 -169 Odds
Dallas Stars 20:30 Chicago Blackhawks +125 -135 Odds
Arizona Coyotes 21:00 Calgary Flames +170 -179 Odds
Toronto Maple Leafs 21:00 Edmonton Oilers -120 +110 Odds
Friday 01 December
Pittsburgh Penguins 19:00 Buffalo Sabres
Ottawa Senators 19:00 New York Islanders
Carolina Hurricanes 19:00 New York Rangers
Anaheim Ducks 19:00 Jackets
San Jose Sharks 19:30 Florida Panthers
Los Angeles Kings 20:00 St. Louis Blues
New Jersey Devils 21:00 Colorado Avalanche
Saturday 02 December
Boston Bruins 13:00 Philadelphia Flyers
St. Louis Blues 18:00 Minnesota Wild
Toronto Maple Leafs 19:00 Vancouver Canucks
Detroit Red Wings 19:00 Montreal Canadiens
San Jose Sharks 19:00 Tampa Bay Lightning
Jackets 19:00 Washington Capitals
Buffalo Sabres 19:00 Pittsburgh Penguins
Florida Panthers 19:00 Carolina Hurricanes
Anaheim Ducks 20:00 Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils 20:00 Arizona Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks 21:00 Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers 22:00 Calgary Flames
Sunday 03 December
Los Angeles Kings 19:00 Chicago Blackhawks
Ottawa Senators 19:00 Winnipeg Jets
Dallas Stars 20:00 Colorado Avalanche