It amazes me every time I look at the PROLINE odds when I’m at my local convenient store. As you may know, I am an avid online sports bettor and actually have an NHL betting tips website where I post my predictions daily. So when I see how horrible the odds are at PROLINE it really starts to make me angry as I think of all the suckers out there that the Ontario government is basically taking advantage of.
For those of you who don’t know, PROLINE is a betting game run by the Ontario provincial government. It actually classified a “sports lottery” and bettors are only able to make parlay bets of between 3 and 6 selections. I assume this it to make it more lottery-esque, but also to give the appearance of the possibility of big wins.
Anyways, when I was writing my predictions for my NHL predictions site today I chose 4 teams that I thought would win tonight and found their odds at two of my favourite sportsbooks, 5Dimes.com and Sports Interaction. I included these odds with my write-up so that my visitors would know the odds I am betting at. Then, just for fun I went to the PROLINE website and checked the payout of a 4 team parlay using the same four selections to see the difference in price. Here is what I found:
Payout at Online Sportsbooks with 4 team Parlay
With a $20 wager the payout online would be (2.20 x 1.746 x 2.55 x 1.80 x 20) $352.62. A very healthy payout for four games that I believe will have these outcomes. Now look at the PROLINE payout….
Payout at PROLINE with 4 team Parlay
With a $20 wager the payout at PROLINE would be (2.10 x 1.40 x 2.20 x 1.60 x 20) $206.98 with the same picks on PROLINE. So with a $20 wager on this 4 team NHL parlay bet you would make $145 more betting online!
But wait there’s more! Not only is the payout almost double at an online sportsbook than with PROLINE, but if any of your teams win in a shootout then the PROLINE ticket is a loser, while your online sportsbook parlay bet is still a winner. That’s right, if any game goes to a shootout then it is considered a “draw” in the eyes of PROLINE.
So Why Do NHL Fans Bet On Proline?
The only reason I can come up with is they are simply ignorant to just how awful the PROLINE odds are and how much more money they could be making online. Either that or they want to be ignorant and not actually know how much money they waste betting on PROLINE every year. I just want to be able to shake everyone who bets on PROLINE and tell them there’s a better way. A better way then paying yet another “ignorance” tax to the Ontario Government.
You can sign up at SportsInteraction.com and actually earn a profit, or at the very least lose less money than you do at PROLINE. Plus you get all the perks that come with an online sports betting account. The sign up bonus ($125 at SportsInteraction.com), the promotions, the wide selection of odds, the convenience of not having to go to your local convenience store to get your winnings, not having to worry about where you left your winning ticket and much, much more.
This post was made to try to educate Canadians about PROLINE and that there is a much better option. Visit SportsInteraction.com to set up an account today and start actually having a chance to profit betting on the NHL.