Disclaimer: FanDuel Sportsbook is not currently available in Canada. This review is speculative based on what we know so far and will be updated when FanDuel comes online in Ontario.
With FanDuel Sportsbook in line to launch in Ontario, new customers who sign up at the online book will be able to claim a welcome bonus of a risk-free bet for up to $1,000.
FanDuel does better than most in terms of market depth, especially when it comes to props and futures for major sports. Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Raptors will find the various player and game props before and during the games.
The comprehensive market coverage bodes well for savvy bettors. Conversely, the platform has an intuitive and easy-to-use design, making it a good option for beginners.
When it comes to innovative features, FanDuel keeps up with the industry trends. It’s a leader in same-game parlays and will let you cash out early on select bets. In addition, FanDuel consistently ranks as one of the top sportsbooks for daily odds boosts. We go over all that and more in our review below.
You don’t need a promo code to claim FanDuel Ontario’s welcome bonus. Instead, create an account as a new customer and place a qualifying bet for that bet to be risk-free for up to $1,000.
|Online Sportsbook||FanDuel Sportsbook Ontario|
|FanDuel Promo Code Ontario||Click to Claim Promo|
|Welcome Bonus||Risk-free first bet up to $1,000|
|Best Feature||Early cash-out options|
|Last Updated||January 2022|
Once you’ve created an account and made a deposit, place a bet of $10 or more to qualify for the welcome bonus. If that first bet loses, FanDuel will refund the wager in the form of site credits to your account, up to a maximum of $1,000. You’ll then have 14 days to wager with those credits, and any winnings will be yours to do with as you wish.
As familiar as it seems, this isn’t your garden-variety risk-free welcome bonus. One thing to note is that the refund is in site credits instead of a free bet. This means that you can split any bonus you receive into as many wagers as you wish, within reason, rather than potentially being able to place just one free bet.
Additionally, you won’t face any odds restrictions. This means that you can bet on the Raptors as odds-on favourites or on the Blue Jays in a game where the sportsbook has them as the underdog.
The first wave of commercial online sportsbooks could legally launch in the province at some point in early 2022. FanDuel and other sportsbooks will need approval from iGaming Ontario, a subsidiary of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
Several big names in the legal sports betting industry have made their intentions to enter Ontario clear, including FanDuel. Once it arrives, the sportsbook will accept bets from people who are 19 and older and located in the province.
FanDuel has a range of promotions for existing customers year-round. You can access the active ones via a dedicated tab in the upper right corner. Here’s what you may come across:
You can get in on the action at FanDuel Ontario by following a few steps. The registration process is identical on both the website and the app:
Unlike some other books, FanDuel doesn’t have a separate domain for the different states/provinces in which it operates. It uses the same layout across the board. This means that Ontario bettors will find links to download the app for iOS and Android at the bottom of the website, under where it says “FanDuel Apps.” Select the sportsbook version that corresponds to your device and install it — that’s all there is to it.
The FanDuel Ontario app and website are spot-on in terms of feel and usability. We ran a few tests, and both versions passed easily. They didn’t freeze, crash or lag throughout, and the loading speed was consistently fast.
Generally, the layout is beginner-friendly, with all the relevant options available via the main menus. We found it particularly intuitive that the sportsbook breaks down its futures bets into several subsections — player futures, outright winners, conference/division winners, and so forth.
FanDuel is on point in almost any area and generally does everything to a high level. Here are some of its standout features:
Here are the main areas where FanDuel seemed to lag during our review:
Like other top-tier books, FanDuel Ontario has a comprehensive betting menu. The lineup includes all the core options:
There are various ways you can put money down on the 2019 NBA champions at FanDuel. These primarily include basic choices like moneylines, spreads, and totals. Pricing-wise, FanDuel consistently ranks among the top sportsbooks for these options, although we still recommend shopping around.
FanDuel also does a good job with NBA props. You’ll find various player props based on the key categories — points, rebounds, and assists. It also provides alternate lines for player props that can be lower or higher than the standard odds. Or you could bet on how many threes a specific player from the Raptors’ roster will make.
Bets on the race to X points are also available in both live and pregame formats. You’ll also find some rarer options. Here, we recommend wire-to-wire bets, which are super-priced wagers on a team to lead the game at the end of each quarter. There’s also a combination bet where you pick a player to score the first basket along with the winning team.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a sportsbook with a more comprehensive selection of NBA futures than FanDuel. You can bet on the Raptors to win it all or just the Eastern Conference. Alternatively, you can put a few bucks down on player futures with a wager on the next regular season MVP. A few options are missing, like seasonal assist/rebound leaders and scoring champions.
To get funds to your FanDuel account, you can use the following sportsbook banking options:
The minimum deposit is $10, which coincides with the qualifying bet amount for the welcome bonus. To withdraw funds, you can use PayPal, bank transfer, or a check via mail. The turnaround time on payouts is around 48 hours.
For assistance at an online sportsbook, it’s always a good idea to start with the FAQ page, especially when it is so well put together, like on FanDuel. If you’re still unable to solve your issue, you should probably contact a live chat agent via the blue icon on the bottom left corner.
FanDuel offers various responsible gambling tools, including deposit, time, and betting limits. If none of these methods help you, you might want to consider imposing a self-exclusion ban on your FanDuel account. You can also reach out to one of the organizations on FanDuel’s RG page.
Not at the moment, and it remains unclear when or if FanDuel will establish an in-person sportsbook in Ontario. We will update this if that changes.
It will likely be a seesaw battle for the top position in the Ontario market between FanDuel, BetMGM, DraftKings, and the Caesars ON app. FanDuel has the upper hand in betting diversity, particularly in the props department. Its welcome bonus has some favourable aspects, though whether you prefer it to those of its rivals may depend more on personal preference. We’d also like to give props to FanDuel’s odds and banking.