igamingnext photo
FanDuel has agreed a deal to become the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) first authorised gaming operator and an official sportsbook partner.

Fans and sports bettors aged 19 years and older in the province of Ontario will now be able to place wagers on the CFL via FanDuel through in-game player props and future bets.

The Flutter-owned operator revealed that in-play player proposition markets will include anytime touchdown scorer, passing, rushing, and receiving yardage.

“We are very proud to kick off our partnership with the CFL, a league with some of Canada’s most passionate fans,” said Dale Hooper, general manager of FanDuel Canada.

“The CFL is a Canadian institution, and we are excited to provide sports bettors with an industry-leading experience.

“We look forward to working with the CFL and TSN to continue to drive interest in this great league and the next generation of stars by contributing insights that add another element to the great storytelling that is taking place,” he added.

“We are very proud to kick off our partnership with the CFL, a league with some of Canada’s most passionate fans.”
FanDuel Canada general manager Dale Hooper

The CFL was founded in 1958 in Montreal. It currently consists of nine teams, each located in a different Canadian city. The Toronto Argonauts are the reigning champions.

The league recently implemented a Match Manipulation Policy to help safeguard the integrity of the league and protect against threats of match fixing.

The league worked with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) to launch an e-learning course to educate CFL players on how they could be targeted by fixers.

“Responsible sports wagering is another way for our league to further its connection with our fans,” said CFL CCO Tyler Mazereeuw.

“In addition to taking in our fun, fast and entertaining brand of football, some fans may wish to engage with the game on a more personal level.

“While opening this new avenue of fandom is important to our league, wagering should only be done responsibly by adult fans who are over 19 and with the means to do so,” he added.