Best online poker players from Canada
Canada ranks 3 in the HendonMob list of total money won by players of the country with almost $700MUSD and 57 WSOP gold bracelets. The most famous player is, of course, Daniel Negreanu, PokerStars ambassador and one of the most recognizable faces of the poker world and top 2-player in terms of profit with almost 40MUSD won at the tables. Jonathan Duhamel, Greg Mueller, Timothy Adams, Sam Greenwood, and Sorel Mizzi complete the Canadian live poker army. And in online poker, the profits boost to $830MUSD (in total $1530MUSD): Kristen "krissyb24" Bicknell ($2,1MUSD online and $3,2MUSD live), "Pudge174" (DeanMalenko or Str8$$$Homey) with $6,6MUSD and Connor "blanconegro" Drinan with $7,4MUSD are the best online poker players from Canada nowadays.
Online poker legal background in Canada
Due to its proximity to the United States, some players think that the same regulations apply to Canada, but there is nothing further from reality. The only restriction to be allowed to play online poker from Canada is that you need to be at least 19 years old, but the Canadian law doesn't forbid online poker in any way, in fact, online gambling is not even regulated like Spain or France; in short: is 100% legal to play online poker in Canada. Some poker rooms and e-wallets like Skrill are treating Canada as a grey online poker market, but it's a non-sense measure, and of course, other poker rooms widely promote their services to Canadian players.
Online poker taxes in Canada
If having an open market is not enough, perhaps knowing that all your poker incomes in Canada are tax-free is the cherry on the cake you need to know to start playing online poker. Therefore, being able to join almost any poker room in a tax-free environment is the perfect bundle for poker professionals, keeping in mind that Canada provides top quality of life.
Deposit and withdrawals methods for Canadian poker players
As we commented before, Skrill and Neteller (Paysafe) left Canada in a very extreme measure, but of course, other sites have come to fulfill the gap, and Canadian players should not worry because there are plenty of payment processors available in Canada:
ecoPayz is perhaps the largest e-wallet available to Canadian poker players. It's widely accepted among poker rooms and our agency processes deposits and withdrawals using ecoPayz. From ecoPayz, Canadian players can request withdrawals to their bank accounts.
Cryptos like BTC and USDT remain as a safe and anonymous payment method to use in Canada. Networks like WPN (PokerKing, Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker) and Chico (TigerGaming, BetOnline, SportsBetting) process deposits and withdrawals using a wide selection of cryptos. Worldpokerdeals also works with cryptos to process payments at alternative poker rooms like the Chinese ones.
Credit cards are always a good option to make deposits to online poker rooms, in case you don't use e-wallets. But in this case, we recommend you check with the poker room before making any deposit due to the self-imposed restriction that some sites have adopted in Canada.
Best online poker rooms for Canadian players
Canadian poker players have a wide offer of online poker rooms, so our selection for them consists of the best sites to play in 2019 considering:
- High and transparent rakeback;
- The weakness of the field;
- Traffic during the Canadian peak time.
We have divided the best poker rooms for Canadians into three categories:
Games with Asian players
With the rise and fall of PokerMaster, Worldpokedeals has prepared a unique package of Asian poker rooms which is available for Canadian players. Mobile applications like PPPoker, FirePoker, Potato Poker, and HiPoker are currently the best options to join games with Asian fishes, but if you're not ready to jump into the Chinese mobile world, the GG Network is a legit platform to play from Canada. The peak time of the Chinese poker rooms corresponds to the early Canadian mornings.
Games with American players
The largest US-facing networks: Winning (PokerKing) and Chico (TigerGaming) accept players from Canada and process deposits and withdrawals using cryptos and ecoPayz. The traffic is excellent during the Canadian peak time, and our exclusive rakeback deals make of the American networks an amazing choice for Canadian players.
Alternative poker rooms
Worldpokerdeals grants safe access to Latin-American, Indian, Italian, and Israeli poker rooms, which are all available for poker players living in Canada. The peak time of each site depends on the country of origin, which works great for poker players playing in different lobbies.
|Poker Room||Highest Stake||Peak of Time|
|Red Argentina de Poker||NL200||Latin-America (Canadian nights)|
|Spartan Poker||NL80||Indian (Canadian morning)|
|iPoker.IT||NL1000||Italian (Canadian evening)|
|GoldPokerPro||NL1500||Israeli (Canadian morning)|
Canada provides a fantastic package: high quality of life, tax-free winnings, and with our exclusive deals, the opportunity to access the best online poker rooms on the market. Reach our team now to get more information about the top rakeback deals for Canadian poker players.
|Rakeback||up to 40%|
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