An exciting and jampacked period on the sports calendar continues this week as the Canadian Football League (CFL) kicks off its 2022 campaign. From now through the Grey Cup, legal-aged Albertans can find each game of the 2022 season on Play Alberta.
Week one has both the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Elks in action. The Stampeders open at home against the Montreal Alouettes Thursday and are 3.5 point favourites. The Elks, a 3.5 point underdog, travel west for a meeting with the B.C. Lions Saturday.
“Alberta’s sporting venues have seen some exciting games these last few weeks and I’m looking forward to watching the Canadian Football League back in action while Play Alberta gives sports fans additional entertainment options that coincide with each game. The province’s only regulated gambling website allows fans to bet on their favourite teams while accessing AGLC’s responsible gambling features, such as GameSense and the Self-Exclusion programs.”
Steve Lautischer, Vice President, Gaming, AGLC
There will be many highlights over the next 20 weeks, including the first #BattleofAlberta on June 25, when the Stampeders host Edmonton and the traditional Labour Day meeting between the two teams on September 5.
The two-time defending champions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, open the season as the favourite (+280) to win the 109th Grey Cup on November 20. Calgary is in the middle of the pack with odds of +550 and Edmonton is next on the list at +700. The Ottawa REDBLACKS round out the nine teams at +1400. Odds for week one and Futures are subject to change.
Sports wagers offered on Play Alberta and through WCLC’s Sports Select brand are the only legal sports wagering sites available to Albertans. Any other sports betting advertisements that viewers in Alberta see on television or online are not legal. Play secure, PlayAlberta.ca. AGLC is mandated to ensure the province’s gaming industry is carefully managed to maximize the benefits to Albertans. In 2020 – 21, more than $773 million in net gaming income was generated for the General Revenue Fund through traditional gaming and Play Alberta. That money supports programs and services that Albertans rely on every day.
Albertans can stay up-to-date with new developments on PlayAlberta.ca by visiting the website or following @PlayAlbertaCA on Facebook and Twitter.