Tag Archives: Ottawa

Domino effect… CGA wants Canada to pop next for sports betting

Canada’s pro sports betting lobby has been reinvigorated by this week’s US Supreme Court repeal of PASPA federal laws. Following Monday’s SCOTUS judgement, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) issued a fast response welcoming PASPA’s repeal, which will open the US to state-sanctioned sports betting. CGA governance will now push Canada’s governing Liberal Party, to review the nations gambling code following …

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‘Its Done!’…Canada Commons shuts down Single Sports Bill C-221

Hopes of progressing Canadian single sports betting have been dashed again as the Ottawa House of Commons voted against Bill C-221 this Wednesday. Commons voted down against C-221 with 133 MPs voting in favour and 156 against the bill. C-221 named ‘The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’ will not be carried over to the Canadian Committee for Justice. Windsor West MP Brian …

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Oh Canada! Bill C-221 set for Commons’ September review

Hopes of progressing legalised ‘single-game’ sports betting in Canada, will again return to the spotlight as Ottawa’s House of Commons reviews Bill C-221 on 21 September. Canadian Commons’ will debate whether to progress C-221 ‘’ The Safe & Regulated Sports Act” to its Committee on Justice and Human Rights for further review or whether to simply reject the proposed bill. …

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NBA drops opposition to Canadian sports betting bill C290

The NBA has become the first US pro league to openly drop its opposition towards the Canadian single sports betting bill C290. Following the conclusion of the NBA 2015 Finals this week, the Canadian Gaming Association disclosed a statement noting the support of NBA for sports betting in Canada “as long as there is an appropriate legislative framework that protects …

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Canada C290 sports betting bill set to die

Canadian news sources and political commentators appear to have signalled the death of the nation’s single sports betting bill C290, whose review has stalled in the Ottawa Senate. Pro sports betting campaigners appear to be at their wits’ end as C290 which would allow sports wagering in licensed gambling premises (casinos and racetracks) has recorded no progress since being passed …

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