PROLINE+ POISED FOR PLENTY OF PUCK ACTION AS NEW HOCKEY SEASON STARTS TONIGHT

TORONTO, ON – The day Ontario hockey fans – and sports bettors – have been patiently waiting for has finally arrived! A new hockey season starts tonight with two games on the schedule and both are available for wagering on Ontario’s only legal online sportsbook, PROLINE+.

A recent survey of Ontario sports bettors indicated the NHL is the most popular league to bet on with 61 per cent of respondents saying it was their number one for wagers. And it may come as no surprise that in that same survey, Toronto led the pack as the favourite to win this season – 23 per cent picked the blue and white to come out victorious at the end of the cup race. Action on PROLINE+ to this point supports this trend as 27 per cent of bets on what team will be league champs have been placed on Toronto.

The survey indicated  Edmonton’s Connor McDavid as most likely to take the trophy for league MVP with 38 per cent of the votes, followed by Toronto’s Auston Matthews in second at 28 per cent. PROLINE+ players are leaning overwhelmingly in favour of McDavid – he currently owns 94 per cent of the early bets. Matthews is a distant second with just 3 per cent of bets to date.

Whether it’s pre-match betting on the winner of the game or placing a wager on which team is next to score, OLG’s PROLINE+ not only offers dynamic, competitive odds but is also accessible from any device. PROLINE+ also promotes responsible gambling and features player tools and educational materials from OLG’s globally recognized PlaySmart program.

Since PROLINE+ launched in late August, over 3.6 million bets have been placed on the site. Playing PROLINE+ is playing for Ontario as 100 per cent of proceeds are reinvested in provincial priorities that strengthen communities and improve the quality of life for all Ontarians. An active OLG.ca account is required and players must be 19 years of age or older and located in Ontario.

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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