Always on Sunday

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:13 AM ET

Randy's favourite sport is football - and that is the game of choice for the majority of bettors on the Prairies.

Hockey is this country's pastime, but that means nothing to gamblers.

Sports enthusiasts flock to the corner store on Sunday mornings during the fall and early winter to bet NFL games through Sports Select.

"Sunday sales are typically 25% higher than Saturday sales," said John Matheson of the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

"On a per game basis, American professional football sales average 3.5 times higher than professional hockey."

And the local bookmaking community handles almost $20 million during the NFL season.


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