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The best apps to bet on the CFL

Betting on the CFL is extremely popular in Canada, and with more and more bettors now using their mobile phones for betting, sportsbooks are continually improving the quality of their apps as they compete for their share of the market. So, with the competition so fierce, here we take a look at the best apps available when it comes to betting on the top Canadian football competition.

Why is betting on the CFL so popular?

The CFL is a growing league and in Canada is hugely popular, and as a result, more and more Canadians are looking to bet on the sport. Last season’s Grey Cup final was a perfect example of the increasing popularity of the CFL.

The Toronto Argonauts won the 2022 Grey Cup, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a nail-biting season-ending finale. The match ended 24-23, with the Argonauts coming from behind in the fourth quarter to prevent the Blue Bombers from scoring a hat-trick of successive cup wins.

The event was a huge betting occasion, with Canadian bettors going on a roller coaster of a ride as the Argonauts fought back and turned the match on its head. And as is the case these days, a lot of those bets would have been placed using betting apps.

So, with the 2023 CFL season still a few months away, downtime represents the ideal opportunity to find the best apps for betting on the new and upcoming season. Below we have put together a guide looking at what the best apps are, and what makes them worth using for betting on the CFL.


For anybody who likes to bet on the CFL, the biggest advantage to using the Bet99 app is that it’s focused solely on Canadian customers. And this means it’s not just ideal for the CFL, but also for other popular North American sports such as the NHL, and lacrosse. These are just some of the reasons why it’s ranked as one of the top sports betting apps in Canada. The app gives users access to both Bet99’s sportsbook and casino and also boasts a light and dark theme for additional user experience options. One negative is that the app was found to be slow at times.


Bet365 is one of the most popular betting brands in the world, and one of the reasons for this is because they are prepared to put in the effort to adapt to different jurisdictions.

Canada is no different, and with the recent release of their Canada App in early 2022, players can be assured that bet365 is doing its utmost to appeal to users looking to bet on native sports.

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The app mirrors the desktop site. It offers odds on not just local sports, but has numerous markets on sporting events from across the globe, and also provides live streams on an extensive list of different sports. The main downside is the app takes up as much as 50 MB of space just for the sportsbook, making a bit of a hole in your phone’s internal storage.


Betway is another brand that is prepared to adapt to local jurisdictions. But unlike bet365, you can use their sportsbook and casino on one app. The excellent cashout feature seems to be very heavily focused on by Betway, and they also have a helpful bottom-of-screen menu that makes navigation even easier. The downside is a slight speed issue and a whopping 100 MB of storage space. But don’t forget, all you need is one app with Betway, unlike bet365.


These days, finding a good betting app isn’t difficult. As highlighted above, there are plenty to choose from out there. And with advances in technology and imaginative thinking, the user experience is continually improving.

All the apps listed in our review are available on both Android and iOS, and all the companies mentioned are approved in Canada. They all have an emphasis on Canadian players, giving them a huge advantage over the one size fits all betting apps.

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