Ontario follows Alberta in banning gambling on UFC fights because of ‘possible risk to wagering integrity.


Alberta has joined fellow Canadian province Ontario in halting any UFC wagering.

On Friday, a spokesperson for Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis confirmed to MMA Fighting that the AGLC has stopped offering and accepting wagers on UFC events — a decision that was made on Dec. 1. TSN was first to report the news.

” Previously placed UFC bets on PlayAlberta.ca were voided, and the stake was returned to the player,” an AGLC spokesperson said to MMA Fighting.

“AGLC will continue to monitor standards implemented by UFC before reinstating betting options on Play Alberta.”

Ontario made the announcement public Thursday. It cited “concerns regarding non-compliance AGCO’s wager integrity requirements .”


Since the Darrick Minner-Shayilan Nuerdanbieke clash at UFC Vegas 64., UFC Betting has been closely monitored by regulators.

Minner was stopped in just 67 seconds shortly after he appeared to suffer a leg injury in the octagon. The unusual result, along with the fact that the betting lines were shifting in Nuerdanbieke’s favor, led to an investigation.

Stateside, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement shut down wagers involving Minner’s coach, James Krause, where Krause was involved as a coach, trainer, promoter or fighter, a spokesperson confirmed to MMA Fighting.

The Nevada Athletic Commission could sanction Minner. UFC denies any wrongdoing.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/2/23490533/alberta-commission-follows-ontario-in-banning-gambling-on-ufc-fights?rand=96749