Canadians Break Sports Betting Records As Toronto Raptors Win The NBA Championship
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - June 14, 2019 - PRLog -- Canada could be heard from around the world last night, as the Toronto Raptors rise as NBA Champions after a nail-biting Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors. As the only Canadian team and organization outside of the United States, the Toronto Raptors seemed to defy all odds and bring the Larry O'Brien trophy to Canada. PayPerHead.com, the largest sports book software company in the world, is citing a staggering increase of Canadian bets placed on the Raptors.
Nate Johnson, Product Manager of PayPerHead.com, on the increase of bets and wagers from Canada. "Our PayPerHead agents have reported a significant increase in bets stemming from Canada. Viewership records for the Raptors Games have been breaking records consistently, which leaves me to believe and confirm that fans and 'bandwagoners' are placing serious money on the Raptors."
During Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Canada shattered viewership records for the NBA. According to the NBA, an estimated 18.2 million Canadian viewers tuned in watch a part of the NBA Finals, surpassing viewership numbers from The Super Bowl and prominent television series finales.
"Approximately half of the country tuned in for Game Five for the Toronto Raptors, and I can confirm that from increased viewership comes increased betting and independent sportsbooks."
With the Raptors winning the NBA Finals, Basketball is coming full circle into Canada and creating an increase of interest and fandom. PayPerHead has noted that the demand for sports betting alternatives and NBA in specific has been present in Canada for years, and PayPerHead agents are trying to meet the demand quickly.
"Currently, a number of Canadian MPs have been lobbying for the legalization of sports betting throughout the country and specific provinces. However, Canadians clearly can't wait and are creating their own sportsbooks at Payperhead.com to meet the demand," stated Johnson.
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