BILL INTRODUCED TO ALLOW SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS BETTING
The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act was introduced in Parliament yesterday as a Private Member’s Bill by Kevin Waugh, MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood. The Bill will seek to amend the Criminal Code to make it legal to bet on the outcome of a single sporting event.
Canada has had legal sports wagering for decades however presently, Canadians can only place wagers through a parlay bet, which means betting on and correctly predicting the outcome of at least two or more games in order to win their bet.
Experts in responsible gambling, law enforcement, and amateur sport all believe that bringing regulatory oversight and control to sports wagering is the best way to protect people, athletes, and the integrity of the games.
The Canadian Gaming Association fully supports this Bill and the efforts of federal MPs to make change happen. We will continue to keep you updated as the Bill makes its way through debates.
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