Best betting sites for the CFL in 2020

While there are a number of uncertainties surrounding the 2020 CFL season, what is for sure is that there will be plenty of betting options for Canadians once football does resume.

As regular football bettors will know, there are a variety of ways to bet on the CFL. Already, there are outright markets listed on online sportsbooks for the Grey Cup, and there are sure to be lots more props and bet types when the schedule is confirmed.

With more and more bookmakers opening their doors to Canadian players, there is a wider range of options than ever before. Because of this, it is important to consider which sportsbooks are best for you, and you can do this by weighing up the various factors that make each betting site different.

CFL betting markets

The nature of football and the number of different team and player stats that are taken into consideration means that there can be a huge variety of props for any given game, or the season as a whole.

You can also split games into individual quarters in the betting, and back a team to win the first or second quarter. Total points wagers can also be done on individual periods.

Point spread betting is perhaps the most popular way to bet on the CFL. The bookie sets a line and gives one team a headstart, making it a 50-50 game, and the bettor must pick which team will cover the spread.

Alternatively, you can simply bet on the moneyline and pick the winner of the game. On online CFL betting sites such as Sports Interaction, you can parlay your picks, creating a multiple bet with several selections and a bigger payout.

CFL betting odds

When betting on any sport, it is important that you ensure you are getting the best odds possible. You can only truly achieve this if you are registered with multiple online betting sites and can shop around for the best lines in each market.

There can be particularly high variation in the odds on outright markets for the Grey Cup, especially before the season starts. As of early August 2020, you will get +850 for the Toronto Argonauts to win the championship with most sportsbooks, but if you look around, there is some +1200 out there on 888sport.

Even the teams at shorter odds, like the favourites, Hamilton Tigercats, are priced significantly differently across various CFL betting sites.

CFL betting offers

One of the big advantages of placing your wagers through an online betting site as opposed to a kiosk is that you can make the most of some of the great offers on display.

Many online sportsbooks that offer CFL betting will have a welcome offer for Canadians which often come in the form of a matched deposit or a free bet.

On top of excellent sign-up bonuses, many bookmakers – for example Betway – also have promotions for existing customers that allow them to pick up free bets regularly. Enhanced odds are also common.


It is as yet unknown when CFL will be back on our television screens, but as long as the NFL starts in September as scheduled, there will at least be some football to bet on in the coming months.

Before the action begins, you can consider the outright markets, and have a browse around the best betting sites in Canada so that you can identify the ones with the offers and range of markets that you want.

Bookmakers with live betting and ideally a mobile app are excellent for CFL, and it is in that regard that the likes of William Hill and Bet365 have risen to the top.

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