How POOLS Online Differs from POOLS In-Store
POOLS Online and POOLS In-Store share the same prize pool and overall game structure but there are some notable differences. When playing POOLS Online you can:
- Complete the entire betting transaction online, rather than bringing a paper selection slip or online-generated barcode to be scanned in-store. Both options are available on pools.olg.ca
- Use funds from your online wallet to place bets
- View past bet slips along with any saved, open (all active bets) or settled bets you have in your account
You must be 18+ to play POOLS In-Store and 19+ to play POOLS Online.
How to Play POOLS Online in 2 Easy Steps
Pick a POOLS card: cards can be chosen by sport on pools.olg.ca
Make your picks: Single Play or Box Play.
1. Pick a POOLS card on pools.olg.ca
To get started, you’ll need to visit pools.olg.ca and pick a POOLS card by sport and league.
Single Play is the easiest way to wager on POOLS—simply make a prediction on which of the two teams will win a matchup. If you do Single Plays on all matchups, the cost of play is $5 per card.
Box Play is a style of bet where you can pick both teams as the potential winner for up to 4 of your POOLS matchups. Available for an additional cost on your ticket, Box Play means paying a premium to guarantee that some of your picks are correct.
BOX PLAY WAGER AMOUNTS:
Depending on how many Box Plays you choose to make, the cost of your card will increase:
- Box 1 matchup: $10.
- Box 2 matchups: $20.
- Box 3 matchups: $40.
- Box 4 matchups: $80.
Even the most seasoned sports fans can get stumped when trying to predict a winner. If you’re unsure about which team to pick, you can use Auto Pick, a feature that randomly selects a team for you.