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Las Vegas sportsbooks launched in Canada
Updated October 14, 2022
It looks like some giants over in Sin City are ready to go international, with things going down in Canada to be more specific. Indeed, some major news has broken this week, with the news that Las Vegas sportsbooks launched in Canada. Those sportsbooks would be MGM and Caesars, who have gotten their operations set up over in Ontario. This is historic for multiple reasons.
Starting with MGM, getting things set up in Ontario marks their first international excursion. While things are set up in more than 20 different shops, the move to Ontario is No. 1 on international territory. This is huge for people in Ontario as well, as they’ve been waiting for a giant like MGM to make its way over. There’s plenty of excitement for things moving forward.
“Today marks a significant milestone for BetMGM and a momentous occasion for sports fans and online players in Ontario,” BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said via a press release on the company officially joining the Canadian efforts. “We’re confident that customers in Canada will enjoy the unique, interactive, and world-class experience that only BetMGM can provide.”
On top of MGM taking things to Ontario, Caesars is also ready to make quite an impact in its new market as well. Caesars is known as being a massive piece of the Las Vegas strip betting world. People consistently check out the different sports odds and then place bets through them. Now, the company is ready to see the same kind of success north of the border.
MGM and Caesars joining forces with Canada could improve Vegas relations
It goes without saying, but MGM and Caesars joining forces with Canada could improve Vegas relations moving forward. With Ontario sports betting launching earlier this month, it has so many people excited about the future of making wagers. Not only that, the fact that things can now be done online has people through the roof with so much excitement.
This is only going to increase the amount of attention that Las Vegas sportsbooks as a whole will be gaining thanks to these new developments. Vegas is always going to be a popular tourist attraction. For people in Canada, they loved flying down to Nevada to take advantage of the legal sports betting. Now that they’re going to get a taste of the online operations themselves, it’s going to make Vegas more of an attractive place.
Both MGM and Caesars do fantastic work, which is why people are so excited about them joining the movement in Ontario. Ontario launching sports betting has taken the country by storm, with others hoping to join that same idea as well. It could be only a matter of time before more and more provinces get in on the fun here. Who could be next? That’s a wait-and-see.
For now, the fact that MGM and Caesars are going to be ready to light things up in Ontario for the future is massive. People will surely go to these sportsbooks for all their NFL, MLB, and NBA needs. While there’s also plenty of competition, it’s big for these two because they’re such powerhouses in the online betting world. People in Canada can now see this first-hand.
Toronto sports are also big for people in Vegas
It’s also important to remember that Toronto sportsare also big for people in Vegas and that’s not going to change. With Opening Day arriving this week for the Major Leagues, this means that the Toronto Blue Jays are back in action. There’s plenty of excitement on this team, and people all over Sin City are going to keep a close eye on them this campaign.
If you take a look at the MLB odds, Vegas currently has Toronto with the second-best ones out there at +850. That’s unreal to think about, but the young talent for the squad has been exciting to see. Not only that, but the Blue Jays were able to finalize a monster deal with George Springer last offseason. While Springer battled injuries, he’s ready for a big year.
Over in Vegas, local reports have stated that plenty of money has gone on the team to win the World Series. They’re only behind the Dodgers when it comes to the odds. Los Angeles will be a tough team to bring down, and its lineup just got even stronger with the addition of Freddie Freeman. Despite that, people are believing in the Blue Jays. You can expect more Vegas bets to come in on the team moving forward.
Despite teams like the Yankees, Astros, and Twins, who just signed Carlos Correa to his big-team three-year deal, are ready to make plenty of noise in the American League as well. There’s some unreal excitement with Toronto right now. The team will look to live up to the hype and there’s little doubt they’ll be able to get that job done. It could be a big year for the AL Eastside.