On the left of the sports betting platform, you’ll find a list of all the sports and events you can bet on. At the very top you’ll see any current event specials, like the Super Bowl or the FA Cup, followed by the top US sports and leagues.
Below that, there are another 27 sports categories to explore, political bets and novelties. There’s a decent selection of markets, especially for the most popular sports and leagues like the NFL, the NBA and Premier League soccer. You can also access detailed team stats to help you along.
When compared against some popular US sportsbooks, the odds were average or below, but that is not a true indicator at present.
It’s also something of a moot point, as there is no competition. However, if there is a PlayNow Ontario app in the future, it may have to make its odds a little sharper to stand up to being the best sportsbook in Ontario, like others that are poised and ready to go.
You’ll find that the odds are displayed in decimal format by default. However, you can switch from decimal and view them as American or fractional odds whenever you want. You’ll find the dropdown menu for this right at the bottom of the page, on the left hand side.
We didn’t spot any enhanced odds when we completed our review, but we did note that the odds available for the top sports are more competitive in general.
No maximum bet amount is stated in the T&Cs and we have not found it elsewhere on the website.
PlayNow does cap winnings per 24-hour period, so the maximum payout you can receive is $200,000 for sports bets or $50,000 for novelty bets. The T&Cs state that there are no exceptions to this policy and that it is your responsibility to place bets appropriately.
Live betting & streaming
There is live betting, but no live streaming available currently. Some sports have an electronic scoreboard, but this may suffer from delays in certain circumstances.
Placing a live bet is just as easy as placing a pre-event bet. However, we did note that the sports betting platform can be a little sluggish at times, so last second bets are not recommended.
For the moment, you’ll have to be patient, as there has been no announcement confirming if there will be a PlayNow Ontario sportsbook, or when. Whilst we’ve only been able to tell you about how PlayNow operates in British Columbia and Manitoba, we’re sure to hear if there are any updates on Ontario online casinos.