The Mise-o-jeu: Québec Sports Betting From Start to Finish

11The Mise-o-jeu from Loto-Québec lets Québécois bet on almost any imaginable sport. You don’t just predict the winners of the games; you can also make predictions about individual players. Here’s an overview that will take you from the moment you place your bet to the instant you collect your winnings.

Getting Started

Not everyone is eligible to play the Mise-o-jeu online. To be qualified, you must:

  • Be 18 or older.
  • Be a Quebec resident.
  • Be physically inside the Quebec province when making wagers.
  • Not be on the self-exclusion list from Quebec casinos and gaming halls.

If you meet the guidelines, you can sign up for Espace Jeux, which is Mise-o-jeu’s online betting portal. You’ll give your name and residential information; set deposit limits, time limits, and expense limits; and connect a method of payment and a bank account to your Escapejeux account. Once you’ve registered and authorized your deposit, you’re able to start making bets.

12Types of Wagers

You have to start with at least two-selection wagering at Loto Quebec’s Mise-o-jeu, and you can make a maximum of eight selections per day. Start by clicking on “Betting Offers” on the Mise-o-jeu website, which lets you sort your options by sport or by time of day.

At the top of the page, you’ll see a list of the most popular bets available for the offers. Uncheck the types of bets that you don’t want to see. If you want a bet that’s not at the top of the page, look to the right side of each event to click on the complete list of available event-related bets. Here are the most common selections:

  • Match winner, two-way. This selection predicts the outcome of an event between two teams or individuals, with no allowances for ties.
  • Match winner, three-way. With the three-way option, you can select a winning team or predict a tie.
  • Match winner with spread. This wager predicts not only the winner of an event but also the point spread. For example, if Mise-o-jeu shows a spread of 1.5 in an NHL matchup between Montréal and Ottawa, with a plus (+) sign next to Montreal and a negative (-) sign next to Ottawa, then Montréal is the favorite to win, and Ottawa is the underdog. If you bet on Montréal, the Canadiens have to win by two goals (more than the 1.5 spread). You lose if the Canadiens don’t win or if they win by only one goal.
  • With the total wager, you predict the total number of points or goals scored by both people or teams in an event. Mise-o-jeu gives you a number, such as 6.5, and you predict whether the teams will score more than 6.5 or less than 6.5.
  • Opposing players. This bet lets you choose which of two players will get better results in either one event or a series of events. For example, you can bet on whether Drew Hutchinson will have more strikeouts than Clay Buchholz when the Blue Jays play the Red Sox.

When you click on your selections, the rectangle associated with your prediction turns red. If you change your mind, simply click on them again to turn them off, or use the trash can icon to scrap your selections. Enter how much you want to wager, and then choose “Purchase Online.” When you’re done, your credit card, bank account, or INTERAC account will be debited for the amount of your wagers.

13If you get cold feet, you can cancel your wager within 30 minutes as long as game play hasn’t started or the clock hasn’t passed midnight. If your selection becomes void for some reason, Mise-o-jeu will refund your deposit.

Getting the Results

To find out how you did, click the “Results” tab at the top of the Mise-o-jeu page, and then click “My Results” from the menu on the left. Winnings of up to $100,000 are deposited into your Escapejeux account, and you can transfer them directly to your bank account. If you win more than $100,000, you can pick up your winnings at Loto-Québec’s winner’s office in Montréal or Québec City.

Mise-o-jeu Gets It

Mise-o-jeu’s decision to allow two-selection wagering has brought it on par with most overseas online sports betting sites. It’s a straightforward and easy sports betting portal for people who live in Québec.

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