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Toronto is getting tailgate parties for football season from local betting site Rivalry

Summer is coming to a close, and though for Toronto sports fans that may mean the impending end of taking in baseball games from a sunny patio and imbibing in some beers under the open dome of the Rogers Centre, it also means the start of football season.

Though the 6ix may not technically have any skin in the game, loyal fans of the sport can still enjoy games like they're south of the border this season in true football fashion — with classic tailgate parties.

Sports betting site Rivalry, created right here in Toronto, is bringing the classic American pastime to the city this year with real-life tailgate get-togethers in partnership with local restaurants and sports bars.

It's the perfect way to watch the game and place your bets on it as well, with the watch-and-bet experience exclusive to Rivalry

The first of three completely free tailgates will take place September 11 at Wingporium at 1000 Islington Ave., hosted by local comedian and Rivalry partner Neema Naz.

Party with Naz and the Rivalry tailgate truck, grab some yummy food and drinks, enjoy the game with fellow fans and, of course, learn more about Rivalry. There will also be swag and other fun surprises, so don't miss out!

You don't have to be a Rivalry user to attend, but you do have to be 19+, and should make sure to pre-register to secure one of a limited number of spots.

And if you miss the kick-off shindig, don't worry: there will be two more tailgates this fall.

Don't forget to bet, watch and win on football all season at (Ontario only, for those 19+, and don't forget to gamble responsibly.)

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