When it comes to contact sports, Canadian football offers up plenty of action and betting opportunities. While it shares its roots with American football, the game and field are completely different in Canadian Football. The field itself is 110-yards long and 65 yards wide. The teams consist of 12 members, which means Canadian football has a bigger field and more players in each game. The professional league in Canadian football is called the CFL. Almost all online Canadian football bets are placed on CFL games. The games themselves are faster and more pass orientated. In Canadian football, only 3 downs are needed to gain 10 yards and the goal posts are situated at the front of the end zone. As with all types of sports betting, it is important to understand the rules of the game and the team history before you place any significant bet. The more information you have about the players, the team and the coaches, the greater your chances of placing a winning bet.