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Canada moves out of gambling wilderness as Bill C-218 secures final approval

Canada has ended its decade long drama to legislate single sports wagering, as yesterday evening the Senate approved the third and final reading of ‘Bill C-218 The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’.  Approved without any amendment, Bill C-218 will allow Canada’s 10 provinces to choose whether to independently regulate for single-event wagering on pro-sports events. Of heightened significance, Bill C-218 …

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Federal or provincial… Canada stuck at regulatory crossroads

Canada’s continued resistance towards legalising a ‘single sports betting’ framework has perplexed industry observers, as a subject matter that has all political party support, professional sports’ blessings and a ready-made audience.  One-by-one as US states regulate sports wagering, the Great White North continues its slumber on adopting some form of a modern sport betting framework, replacing its antiquated parlay systems. …

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Masse pushes for third Canadian Single Sports Betting Bill

MP Brian Masse, the representative for Windsor West Ontario, has put forward his third attempt to legalise ‘single sports wagering’ federally across Canada. Despite securing cross-party support, in 2016 Masse’s Bill C-221 ‘The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’ was rejected in its final Ottawa House hearing, as PM Justin Trudeau’s newly installed Liberal Party refused to support a Canadian wagering …

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