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B.C. Bettors Back the Calgary Flames as the First Canadian Team to Win the Stanley Cup Since 1993

May 02, 2022


With the NHL playoffs kicking off tonight, B.C. bettors on PlayNow.com – B.C.’s local sportsbook and only legal, regulated gambling website – are divided if a team from Canada or the USA will win the Stanley Cup. 

After not making it to last year’s playoffs, the Calgary Flames (8.00) are doing remarkably well this year – and bettors on PlayNow.com are backing them to secure the Cup more than any other Canadian team. While B.C. bettors love to back Canadian teams, much of the first-round betting intrigue still lies with two neck-and-neck teams from the USA: the Colorado Avalanche (4.25) and the Florida Panthers (6.00). 

The Avalanche are headed into the playoffs as the current favourite on PlayNow.com to win the Stanley Cup, after finishing the regular season with the second-best record of the season in the NHL. Close behind are the Panthers, which share the highest percentage of bets on PlayNow.com to win the Cup with the Calgary Flames, at 8.6 per cent. 

Other Canadian teams in the playoffs include the Edmonton Oilers (18.00), which have 7.7 per cent of the bets on PlayNow.com to win the Cup; and, the team B.C. loves to hate, the Toronto Maple Leafs (11.00), which has 6.3 per cent of bets. Could the Leafs take the Cup despite having not made it past round one of the playoffs in 18 years?

B.C. bettors can also wager on a variety of Stanley Cup betting markets throughout the duration of the playoffs. 

Unlike other websites, revenue generated from BCLC’s PlayNow.com goes back to British Columbians by supporting important societal investments like healthcare, education, and community programs. PlayNow.com is B.C.’s only legal, regulated gambling website.

Through PlayNow.com, BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. 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.