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Objective PartySports review: Ontario 2024

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89/100 Expert Rating by Elena I.
Excellent betting odds

With PartySports, bettors can access one of the most comprehensive betting experiences available in Ontario. With competitive odds, a wide range of markets, plus exceptional usability, it stands out among other leading sportsbooks.

Our PartySports review takes an inside look at this site’s offer, including information on safety, payment methods, markets, odds, and mobile experience.

Pros and cons

  • Competitive odds
  • 24/7 help
  • User-friendly interface
  • Average betting features
  • No telephone support
  • Sports with limited markets

General ratings

89 / 100 Expert Rating by Elena I
85Betting features rating
90Odds rating
90Payments rating
89Safety rating
95Platform rating
85Support rating
90Sports and markets rating
How we rate?
89% Playscore based on 4 critics

General info

Launch date 2022
Company behind Entain Partners

Editor's note

This review is based on the operator’s current sports offer in Ontario, Canada.

Expert verdict

This is a fantastic online betting option for players in Ontario. Almost everything you want from a sportsbook is provided here. So much so that for this PartySports Canada review, I have no hesitation in rating PartySports Ontario as one of the best online sportsbooks in Canada.

If forced to name one area that impressed me, I would have to opt for the excellent betting odds. Seeing regular payouts of over 95% was especially pleasing and immediately made this sportsbook an enticing option, especially for ice hockey fans.

The negatives associated with PartySports are all relatively minor ones. The lack of telephone support and truly innovative betting features are slightly disappointing, but it hardly constitutes a reason to avoid this sports betting operator.

Overall, this sportsbook in Ontario offers a high-quality Canadian sports betting provision that I thoroughly enjoyed using. I have no hesitation in giving it a massive seal of approval and recommend that you join the site.

Sports markets at PartySports Ontario

The Party Sports app and website have nearly 30 sports available to bet on. This includes all the most popular sports in Canada (we’re talking ice hockey, baseball, football and soccer). Within each of these sports, you’ll find many leagues and events. Not only are leagues like the NHL and EPL covered, but you can also bet on many minor leagues.

The markets at PartySports Ontario also cover a broad range of minority sports. This allows you to bet on sports like darts and snooker, even though they are not regularly played in Canada. However, some popular sports, like horse racing and niche sports, like Aussie rules, are missing.

Within each sporting fixture, you will find many betting markets. You can find everything from money lines and spreads to props and parlays here. You can also place futures bets on long-term events.

Sports facts

CategoryDetails
Number of sports33
Betting markets — Basketball120+
Betting markets — Ice hockey70+
Betting markets — Football135+
EsportsYes
Other markets (politics/event betting)Yes

Our PartySports review found that The operator’s mobile apps also featured the full range of markets available on the sports betting site. In essence, the PartySports app is a replica of the desktop site.

Featured betting markets

  • soccer icon
    Soccer
  • basketball icon
    Basketball
  • american football icon
    Football
  • hockey icon
    Hockey
  • baseball icon
    Baseball
  • tennis logo
    Tennis
  • esports icon
    Esports
  • boxing
    Boxing
  • formula 1 icon
    Formula 1
  • golf icon
    Golf
  • lacrosse icon
    Lacrosse

Available events

  • nba logo
    NBA
  • nfl logo
    NFL
  • mls logo
    MLS
  • mlb logo
    MLB
  • nhl logo
    NHL
  • pga tour logo
    PGA
  • pga tour canada
    PGA Tour Canada
  • UEFA logo
    UEFA – Europa League
  • UEFA champions league logo
    UEFA Champions League

Sports and markets rating

90/100 A great selection of sports markets
  • 29 sports and novelty markets
  • Interesting betting markets
  • Niche sports available
  • Limited markets for some sports

This is a great start to my review. PartySports Ontario certainly earns a very high rating thanks to its comprehensive and high-quality sports markets. I can honestly say this is one of the best Ontario online sportsbooks I’ve reviewed.

The number of sports on offer is a huge plus point. Here, PartySports, with its 29 options, sits a little above the average number of sports (25) I like to see as a minimum. This puts it on par with leading names in the market, such as BetVictor, which offers 29 options, including virtual sports and novelty markets.

Similarly, the range of market options (moneyline, spreads, parlays and more) is also strong. You can regularly see over 100 markets when you go to major events. Perfect if you are looking for a particular niche betting option.

If I had to be ultra-critical, I could say that the range of markets at PartySports is not quite the biggest in Ontario. That accolade would probably go to Bet365 sportsbook with its excellent range of spreads, props and over/unders, but this is a harsh criticism and slightly unfair.

Overall, PartySports deserves an excellent score in this category. No matter which sport and market you are looking for, there is an excellent chance that this sports betting site will have exactly what you are after.

PartySports Ontario covers American football extensively. You’ll find markets for an extensive range of leagues and competitions. Unsurprisingly, this includes extensive coverage of top events like the NFL, CFL and NCAA. A typical game in those leagues will have over 100 markets for you to choose from.

Ice hockey is another sport covered extensively here. Once again, you’ll find all the popular leagues, including the NHL, plus several less well-known leagues like the SHL. Furthermore, you have a variety of ways to bet on ice hockey games, including money lines, spreads, player props, handicaps and totals.

PartySports sportsbook betting features

Strong betting features can go a long way towards optimizing your online sports betting experience. The features at PartySports include a live betting platform that allows users to wager on sporting events while they are taking place.

This sportsbook has a partial cashout feature attached to many sports betting markets. This allows players to take a reduced payout on their bet and negate the chance of the wager ultimately losing. Of course, if the bet does win, you miss out on the full profit.

You can also find regular bet builders here. These are same game parlay bets that you can ‘build’ yourself. For example, a football bet builder may allow you to select a value for the total points in the game, the player to score the first touchdown and the total number of touchdowns. PartySports will give you odds on all three of those events occurring.

Feature facts

CategoryDetails
Bet BuilderYes
Cash OutYes
Live bettingYes
Live streamingYes

The website and app both have a search feature that makes navigation easier for users. If you are looking for a specific sport or team, you can quickly use the search feature to find relevant markets.

Betting features rating

85/100 Great range of betting features
  • Live betting and streaming
  • Partial cashouts available
  • Bet builder available
  • No innovative features

The betting features at PartySports are large and of high quality. I especially enjoyed the partial cashout feature. This is available on many more markets than at some other Ontario sportsbooks — I’m looking at you, Sports Interaction!

The live betting platform at PartySports is also of a very high standard. I found placing live bets to be a seamless process, similar to the one I found at Betway. And that is high praise indeed.

The bet builder at PartySports was also straightforward to complete. As you add bets to your builder, the odds change to reflect your overall bet. This makes it great fun when you are constructing a builder.

My only real gripe when looking at the betting features available was that there were no innovative or unique features. Indeed, you can find all the features on many other sites. This does not detract from their quality, but it does mean PartySports does not stand out in this area.

But, overall, I have to say that I was impressed. Could the site have offered a bit more here? Probably. But all of the leading betting features are here and well presented.

A multi-game parlay bet involves combining multiple bets into one single bet. Most commonly, it involves betting on the money lines of multiple games. Every part of the bet needs to win for the parley to win. At PartySports, parlay bets are available on a large number of sports. As you add bets to your parlay, the odds change to reflect the likelihood of every leg winning.

Sports betting odds at PartySports

The big question for many Ontario bettors is whether this sportsbook offers competitive betting odds. After all, higher odds equal higher wins potentially. The key metric we assess is the payout percentage for sports betting odds.

Any sportsbook with a payout percentage of 95% or more offers highly competitive odds. When looking at a selection of markets at PartySports, we found the average payout percentage to be around 95.50%.

Naturally, the payout percentage can vary between sports. Ice hockey regularly has one of the best payout percentages at PartySports (96% average), while soccer, the NFL and even major league basketball fixtures have payouts in the low nineties.

Odds facts

CategoryDetails
Average payout95.50%
Boosted oddsNo
Parlay boostsNo
Line movementModerate

We always expect the odds for in-play betting to fall below the overall average. However, we still expect competitive odds to offer a payout percentage of around 93%. So, one issue to note is that the live betting odds at PartySports drop a few points below this.

Odds rating

90/100 Competitive betting odds and payouts
  • Solid average overall payouts
  • Competitive NHL odds
  • Average odds for some sports
  • Below-average basketball payouts

I was pleased to see that PartySports have some seriously competitive odds, especially for ice hockey, which should please Canadian bettors. I had to double-check that I had calculated the odds correctly a few times, as I was so impressed with the payouts on offer.

At 95.5%, the overall average payout rate for PartySports is solid. But I was especially impressed with the even higher rate for ice hockey markets. At 96% (or even more in some markets), this leaves 92% at PointsBet standing.

Ice hockey is just about the most popular sport in Canada for sports betting fans. Seeing such fantastically competitive odds is great news for many sports bettors.

Of course, the payouts were somewhat inferior when I moved on to other sports. Seeing the payout drop below 93% for football markets was disappointing. Even sports betting operators such as 888sport, whose average is just 92.96%, are more generous in this area, with a football payout percentage of 94.4%

Yes, this site could be better in some areas, but in all honesty, you could say that about almost every operator in Ontario. Overall, I think most online sports betting fans will be greatly impressed by the payouts at PartySports.

Payment methods

Making deposits and withdrawals at Ontario sports betting sites is integral to your experience. At the time of writing, PartySports offers players a range of betting payment options. It uses the most secure payment methods, such as Visa and Mastercard, Interac, bank transfers and a range of eWallets.

Deposits and withdrawals are entirely free of charge. Your deposits should arrive instantly in your PartySports account, while withdrawal times can vary depending on your chosen method. In most cases, you will receive your funds within three working days.

Payment facts

CategoryDetails
Number of payment methods7
Popular paymentMuchBetter
Minimum depositC$10
Maximum depositN/A
Average deposit timeInstant
Minimum withdrawalC$10
Maximum withdrawalN/A
Average withdrawal time24 – 48 hours
Deposit feesNone
Withdrawal feesNone

To set up any payment options, visit the cashier section of your PartySports account. Once you have made an initial deposit, you can make subsequent payments in no time.

Deposit methods

  • MuchBetter
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Interac
  • Apple Pay
  • Bank Transfer
  • Maestro

Withdrawal methods

Payments rating

90/100 Great selection of secure payments
  • Canada-specific options
  • Fee-free payments
  • Fast withdrawal times
  • No max limit information

The minimum deposit you can make into your sportsbook account is $10 regardless of the payment method you are using. Similarly, the minimum withdrawal amount is $10 for all the payment options supported. The maximum deposit and withdrawal amounts are only available after logging in. If you wish to make a substantial deposit or withdrawal, you must contact the customer care team to establish your account limits.

PartySports offers an excellent range of payment and deposit methods. There is plenty of variety on offer, processing times are more than acceptable, and I am always happy when I see no fees attached to any payments.

The minimum deposit amount of $10 is in line with many other Ontario sportsbooks, but I like to see slightly lower limits. Having a limit of $5 means that low-stakes players can get involved.

That being said, some online sportsbooks in Ontario have much higher minimum deposit amounts. For instance, Pinnacle has a minimum deposit threshold of $25. In my opinion, this is prohibitive for a lot of casual players.

I also like the fact that deposits are instant. The withdrawal times are also very good, although they fall short of the leading competitors in the market. Depending on your chosen payment method, an operator like PointsBet will process withdrawals within one working day.

Nevertheless, once again, this is a high-scoring area for PartySports. There are no major flaws in the payment provision, and I was pleased to see Canada-specific methods like Interac supported. I’m sure the vast majority of players will be able to find a suitable way of funding their accounts.

Safety features

Safety is the number one factor you need to consider when deciding which online sportsbook to join. We only ever recommend betting sites that are fully licensed and secure. So, it will be no surprise that PartySports is licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, meaning they can legally offer online sports betting in Ontario.

In addition, the site uses advanced encryption software to protect your online data and financial transactions. Specifically, it uses 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology to ensure all traffic to and from the sportsbook stays private.

To help you stay safe when betting here, the operator also provides a range of responsible gambling tools. These include the ability to self-exclude from the site and to place limits on the time and money you spend wagering.

Safety facts

CategoryDetails
Auditing sealseCOGRA
Responsible gambling sealsConnexOntario, Gamblers Anonymous
LicencesThe Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
SSL encryption128-bit
Two-factor authenticationNot available
Ever blacklisted?No
Deposit, wager, time, and loss limitsAll available
Self-exclusionAvailable
Cooling-off periodAvailable

Gamblers who use this online betting platform must be over 19, be resident in Ontario and operate just one betting account. You must provide your legal name, valid ID, address, dob and contact details. After providing these details, the site’s security team will verify your identity. If you provide false information during registration, your account can be closed.

Licensed by

  • The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

Trusted by

  • ConnexOntario
  • Gamblers Anonymous

Safety rating

89/100 Solid safety options, but nothing special
  • Fully licensed in Ontario
  • Various responsible gaming tools
  • 128-bit SSL encryption
  • No two-factor authentication

This site offers a solid range of security features, all of which are presented. I felt secure when using PartySports. And ultimately, that is all I want when reviewing an online sportsbook.

I liked that PartySports uses SSL encryption software to protect online transactions. This creates a safe environment for players when making online deposits and withdrawals. However, while 128-bit is perfectly acceptable, it falls short of the 256-bit that LeoVegas uses.

Be that as it may, I was pleased to find that the responsible gaming tools were easily accessible. In addition to the tools, there are also articles and contact details for helplines. All of these go a long way toward ensuring you do not run into any problems when playing.

I cannot fault PartySports at all in this category. Their security provision is on par with leading names in the markets, such as BetRivers and Bet365. And you really cannot do much better than that.

This is an operator that takes online security extremely seriously. Every element of their security provision is on point. I can confidently say that PartySports is a legitimate and safe sportsbook.

Customer support

No matter how long you have been betting online, you can still encounter the occasional problem. When these circumstances arise, you need to have reliable support options at your disposal. At PartySports, you can get help 24/7 via live chat or email.

The email support option requires you to fill out an online form where you can input your details and more information about your query and add a screenshot. Your email request will be answered within 48 hours, although it usually takes considerably less time.

The live chat service is available 24/7. It can be accessed through the Help & Contact tab in the website’s footer if not logged in. If logged in, click on the Help icon to be connected to an agent who can answer your questions.

Support facts

CategoryDetails
Customer support availability24/7
Live chatYes
EmailWebform
Contact numberN/A
On-page supportFAQs & Help Section

If you scroll to the footer menu on the PartySports betting site, you can access the Help Centre. Here you will find a wide selection of articles relating to common issues you may encounter. There is a search box where you can type in your question to make finding the article you require easier.

Support rating

85/100 Swift customer support team
  • Quick response times
  • 24/7 live chat
  • Detailed FAQs
  • No telephone support

Let’s start by getting the big negative out of the way. Unlike NorthStar Bets, PartySports does not offer telephone support for players in Ontario. I rarely use this option, as I prefer live chat, but many players may be disappointed by the lack of phone support. It would undoubtedly have given PartySports a more thorough support service.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s look at the positives. Any operator with 24/7 live chat support gets a big thumbs up from me. Not only that, but the’ live chat service is an excellent one. I waited maybe 30 seconds for a response, and the operator was quick, courteous and efficient.

The email service does not quite hit those heights, but I still found it very good. The service level response times are broadly in line with the industry averages, and in many cases, you will get a reply in less than an hour.

The help section is also high quality. I was pleased to see a search field, as this can often save time when trying to resolve an issue. The help section is not as in-depth as the one you will find at Unibet, but it is still awe-inspiring.

So yet again, PartySports receives a decent score. There’s nothing particularly spectacular about the customer care options here, but aside from the lack of phone support, everything I want to see is present and correct.

PartySports app and platform usability

Finally, we will look at how the PartySports betting platforms perform. Here we consider various factors including navigation, mobile play and the ease of placing bets. It all contributes to your overall user experience.

The first thing to say is that PartySports has a mobile betting and casino app that you can download to both Apple and Android devices. These apps can be downloaded from the relevant app store or the sportsbook’s website, offering the same wagering markets and features as the entire website.

PartySports sportsbook mobile screenshot

Navigating the desktop site can be done via the main menu at the top of the page or the side menu on the left. Alternatively, you can use the search box to locate the team, sport or event you wish to bet on.

Platform facts

CategoryDetails
Mobile appYes
Ease of navigationVery easy
FiltersYes
Search functionYes
Loading speed0.2 sec
UI and UX ratingExcellent
Other productsCasinos, poker, esports

When you reach the event you wish to place a bet on, you will see the main markets listed in the middle of the page. There is also a menu listing the main betting categories.

Play on these devices

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows
  • MacOS

Platform rating

95/100 Well-designed sportsbook and app
  • Superbly designed website
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Quick loading times
  • App can lag at times

Fittingly, PartySports finishes our review with another excellent performance. I found the desktop and mobile apps at this Ontario sports betting site superb. Indeed, this was arguably my favourite part of the entire review.

I consider Caesars sportsbook the best app in Ontario, but the Party sports app can certainly be mentioned in the same breath. Some seriously talented developers have designed it.

Likewise, the desktop site is a well-designed betting platform that creates a great user experience. Nothing seemed to be more than a couple of clicks away, and I could always find the options I wanted.

Another aspect of the Party sports app and website that enhances its usability is the distinct branding. The dark blue and purple backgrounds were distinctive, but there were large swathes of white space with black text. While this made the information stand out, I’d have liked a dark mode option, like 888sport.

However, PartySports has knocked it out of the park in this category. Whether you are betting on its website or using the app, you will find it one of the best betting platforms in Ontario.

FAQs

Is PartySports a safe and legit option?

This platform is a safe and legitimate option for online gamblers. The operator has obtained a full licence from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Moreover, your data and financial details are safe because of the platform’s 128-bit SSL encryption technology to secure these details. You cannot access your online sports betting account without a valid user ID and password.

What are the minimum and maximum withdrawal limits on PartySports?

The minimum amount you can deposit or withdraw from PartySports is just $10. On the other hand, the maximum deposit and withdrawal amounts are not stated on the betting site. In reality, these limits are based on your circumstances and your account history. If you wish to make a large deposit or withdrawal, you should contact the support team to establish your payment limits.

What are the withdrawal methods available on PartySports?

If you land a winning sports bet at PartySports, you may wish to collect your money. There are many popular withdrawal options available on this site. These methods include debit and credit cards (including Mastercard and Visa) and various e-wallet options. You can also make a withdrawal via Interac or bank transfer. Withdrawal times can vary, but you can expect to receive your funds within three working days.

What is the best sport to bet on at PartySports?

That is entirely up to you. It is recommended that you concentrate on the sports you have the most knowledge of. However, the payout percentages attached to specific sports are worth looking at. The higher the payout percentage, the more attractive the odds. At PartySports, the highest payout percentages are in the ice hockey markets, with payouts often coming in at around 96%, well over the industry average.

Is PartySports the top sportsbook in Ontario?

There are a lot of high-quality online Ontario sportsbooks. Industry heavyweights, including BetMGM Sport, Caesars Sportsbook and Betway, operate in Ontario, so players have many excellent options. PartySports is an operator that merits serious consideration when providing a great all-around betting experience. Its betting markets and odds are highly competitive. Its player support is superb, and its mobile betting and casino app is excellent.

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