Lottery launches Oscar gambling

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:58 AM ET

Sports fans are no longer alone in being able to bet on who will win the big event.

The Atlantic Lottery is Canada's first lottery to offer gambling on the Academy Awards.

The Oscars lotto is set up similar to sports betting, with people able to decide how much they want to wager on a particular category, such as best supporting actor or best picture.

Bets can be made online at ProlineStadium.com and at retail outlets prior to the awards, which air on Feb. 24.

"It was an obvious choice to offer since millions of people tune in to the annual awards show. People are always casting their votes around the water cooler at work and now they have the option to make their predictions pay off," James Reilly, senior brand manager of sports lotteries with Atlantic Lottery, said in a press release.

 


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