Online Gambling Frequently Asked Questions
For all the information on online gambling in Canada, this page is the place to be. Here, our experts answer all of the most commonly asked questions about gambling. You can read through our online gambling guide to learn more or contact us by email with questions not addressed on this page.
Gambling Tax FAQs
Gambling tax varies from country to country. Find out below everything you need to know about the rules and laws in Canada and its provinces.
Due to the Income Tax Act, all Canadians who win money on the lottery or games of chance do not have to pay any income tax on those winnings
- This is true for winnings from sports betting and casino games like poker and slots too
- In short, you don't need to pay any taxes on online casino winnings in Canada
- However, if you earn large amounts of money from gambling, you may be taxed
- In Ontario, for instance, any income between $42,201 and $84,404 has a tax rate of 9.15%. That jumps up to 11.16% if you earn between $84,404 and $150,000, so heavy gamblers need to be aware of this
- For more information, be sure to consult your accountant or tax attorney
Gambling Online FAQs
Read below for detailed answers on all things online gambling. From how to sign up to a gambling site, to the legalities of betting in Canada and your province.
- Head to the registration page of your chosen site
- Create your username and enter some basic details (name, email, etc.)
- Verify your account via an email link
Online Casino Games FAQs
Are you new to gambling and unsure how to play casino games online? We have answered everything you need to know below.
Online Sports Betting FAQs
Online sports betting generally requires more skill and knowledge than other types of gambling. Our FAQs below should help prepare you along the way.
- In sports betting, you wager money on outcomes of sporting events
- You might, for example, bet on a team winning a hockey game
- There are many different outcomes that can be bet upon, depending on the sport
Gambling Welcome Bonuses FAQs
Welcome bonuses are a great incentive for new customers at online casinos. But how do you claim one and is there a catch? Find out below.
A casino welcome bonus is when an online casino gives you free money or betting credits for creating an account. Most sites offer these bonuses to draw in new players.
Gambling Payments FAQs
When gambling for real money online, how do you know which payment methods are safest and best to use at casino sites? Read on to find out.
Credit and debit cards are usually the simplest options for depositing money to your online casino account. Debit cards usually have no fees at all, while credit cards might incur some small fees.
Third-party sites like InstaDebit and PayPal can also be used on some casinos to get money instantly into your account.
Gambling Online Safety FAQs
Read below for frequently asked questions on safety when gambling online. Such as how to know if a casino site is legitimate.
- Yes, these sites are legit, as long as they are not based in Canada
- Gambling sites are licensed to protect players
- These sites are often audited and tested to ensure that the games are fair
- Your personal data is safely stored on secure servers
Online Gambling Platforms FAQs
Find out below if you can gamble online on certain devices, such as your Mac or smartphone.
- Yes, many of the top online casinos have mobile-friendly sites
- Some casinos even have their own dedicated apps for Android and Apple devices
- If you find a site you like, check to see if it has a mobile app as this will be the easiest way to play on your phone
- Platforms without apps usually have dynamic sites that adjust automatically to your mobile browser
Gambling Support FAQs
Gambling addiction is a serious thing, so read on below to find out if you have a problem and how to combat it.
If you have any issues or problems when using a gambling platform, check to see what kind of customer support options the site offers.
Most sites will have live chat windows where you can get help or a number you can call. Some sites also have email addresses to contact with problems or complaints.
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