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What is Fitzdares?

Fitzdares is a UK-based luxury bookmaker offering an unparalleled level of service to its customers. With Fitzdares, your customer service agent is someone who lives and breathes sport. He or she is probably watching the same event as you as you write or call into the office!


Who is Fitzdares available to?

Canadian residents who are 19+. In order to wager you must be physically present in the province.


Is Fitzdares legal?

Yes. This site has been authorized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for use by registered users physically present in Ontario and operates under an agreement with iGaming Ontario.


How can I deposit and withdraw funds to/from my Fitzdares account?

Fitzdares accepts transactions from popular payment methods including most debit and credit cards in Canada. VISA, Mastercard and Interac e-Transfer are all supported by Fitzdares. All Fitzdares wager amounts and deposits are listed exclusively in CAD.


I have a problem with my gambling, how can I get help?

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-866-531- 2600 or visit Connex Ontario.


Which sports can I bet on with Fitzdares?

Fitzdares offers wagering on all leading sports, bar horseracing. Fitzdares has leading odds and markets for football, hockey, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer – and more!


Does Fitzdares have live streaming of sport?

Unfortunately at this time we have no streaming on site but watch this space!


Which Casino Games does Fitzdares have?

Fitzdares has leading casino titles from Light and Wonder and Evolution. We have hundreds of popular slot games and the best table games in Ontario. Our leading games are Lightning Roulette, Fishin’ Frenzy and Rainbow Riches.


How do I get in touch with the Fitzdares Team?

You can get in touch via the following methods: Live Chat, Email or Telephone on 1-437-887-0234.


Does Fitzdares have an Affiliate Program?

Yes Fitzdares runs the Fitzdares Partners program for select affiliates. To find out more, please click here.


Does Fitzdares offer Horse Racing in Ontario?

Unfortunately the regulations from the AGCO prevent operators from offering fixed odds horseracing in Ontario, which is a great shame. Hopefully this will change one day.


Is it true that Fitzdares is the world’s oldest betting operator?

Fitzdares has over 140 years of heritage through acquisitions. Our predecessors used to accept wagers via carrier pigeons in the UK!


What is the Fitzdares Club?

In September 2020, Fitzdares opened a members’ club in Mayfair, London called The Fitzdares Club. A stones’ throw from Claridge’s, it is spread over two beautifully decorated floors. There is a restaurant, bar, two private dining rooms and a dedicated Racing Room, with nine state-of-the-art 4K TVs showing live sport every day of the week.


We are currently working on a Club for Ontario and will make an announcement in 2023. The first pop-up event will be at Harbour 60 in February to mark our launch.  


Who runs Fitzdares?

The business is run today by Balthazar Fabricius and William Woodhams.


Balthazar is the Chairman and founded the business in 2005. He said, ‘Towards the end of my three-and-a-half years at Ladbrokes it felt like the industry was pivoting towards different products. Being a boring traditionalist, I wanted to keep the romance in storytelling. I wanted to re-imagine the principles of relationships and customer service, and cherish the honour and bravery that went along with being prepared to part with your cash.’


Fitzdares was born.


William Woodhams joined in the business as CEO in 2018, having been a customer before then. William’s background is in marketing and luxury goods – he has worked at Group LVMH, launching Belvedere Vodka, and was formerly global CMO of French Connection.  


And finally, where does the name Fitzdares come from?

 Fitzdares founder Balthazar Fabricius was named himself by the protagonist in the J.P. Donleavy novel, ‘The Beastly Beatitudes Of Balthazar B’.

He named the business he founded after Elizabeth Fitzdare, who was Balthazar B’s love interest in the novel.

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