Montréal, August 12, 2021 — Loto-Québec is pleased to announce that betting on single events will soon be permitted. The Criminal Code of Canada, which previously prohibited single-event sports bets, commonly known as single bets, has been amended to allow this type of betting as of August 27, 2021. From that date, these types of bets will be possible online (Mise-o-jeu+) and at lottery retailers (Mise-o-jeu).
A more competitive, simpler product
With this amendment, Loto-Québec will be able to keep up with the majority of the world’s lottery corporations, which have been offering single bets for years. Our consumers have been asking for single-event betting for some time now. It will make the gaming experience even easier. Like Québec, other Canadian provinces are gearing up to make this option available to their consumers.
“This move to allow single betting is great news for sports betting fans and Loto-Québec alike. We know that consumers have wanted to bet on the outcome of single games for a long time, and we’re thrilled to be able to give them what they want,” stated Louis Beaudet, Loto-Québec’s Director of Sports and Entertainment Betting.
Now, single bets will be available for all questions on Mise-o-jeu+. For example, it will be possible to bet on the outcome of a single game, the total number of goals, the winning team in the first period or the number of points or touchdowns scored by a player. At retail outlets, the new option will be available for the main questions for major leagues, and it will gradually be expanded over time.
Loto-Québec is Canada’s first-ever lottery corporation, and the third of its kind in North America. Its mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion in the interest of all Quebecers. The government corporation makes first-rate entertainment available to Quebecers through an attractive, innovative and competitive product offering, and is a global leader in responsible commercialization.