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After CFL’s Long Hiatus, PlayNow.com Offering Bets as Season Kicks Off This Week

August 04, 2021


It’s been 619 days since the CFL’s last snap, but the long wait finally ends this Thursday when the regular season kicks off. On PlayNow.com, 22 different betting markets are available for fans looking to bet on the return of three-down football. 

The two teams that played in the 2019 Grey Cup are coming into this season as the favourites to win it, with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4.50, +350) the favourite, meaning a successful $10 wager on Hamilton will pay out a total of $45. The defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5.50, +450) are close behind, with a successful $10 wager paying a total of $55.

Despite adding some serious playmakers to quarterback Mike Reilly’s arsenal, some key departures on the defensive side of the ball have the BC Lions’ odds of winning the Canadian classic (11.00, +1000) better than just one other club (the Ottawa Redblacks, 13.00, +1200).

With a shortened regular season this summer, PlayNow.com has set the over/under on Lions wins at 5.5 (over: 1.90, -110, under: 1.80, -125). Bettors can also wager on who will have more regular season wins: the Lions (1.90, -110) or new-look Edmonton Elks (1.80, -125).

Additionally, a pair of quarterbacks and a defensive lineman headline the favourites to win the CFL’s honour of Most Outstanding Player. After a breakout 2019 season, Saskatchewan’s Cody Fajardo (3.25, +225) is the frontrunner, but Calgary’s Bo Levi Mitchell (4.33, +333) and Winnipeg’s Willie Jefferson (4.33, +333) could challenge for the award. 

Throughout the CFL season, players will also be able to place their bets at lottery retailers through Sports Action

PlayNow.com is B.C.’s only online gambling website where all revenue goes back to the Province of B.C. to support important societal investments like healthcare, education, and community programs. PlayNow.com prioritizes player health with robust safeguards and encourages healthy play behaviours. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information, visit GameSense.com.

*Odds listed are correct at time of posting but are subject to change at any time.