By Steve McAllisterSpecial to the Star If you’ve visited an online sportsbook to place a wager or two on Bryson DeChambeau expecting the hellacious hitter of the golf ball to wreak havoc on Augusta National — and the field — at this weekend’s Masters tournament,chances are you did so without realizing that the sportsbook isn’t…

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Sask. MP pushes for legalized single-game sports betting as bill clears second reading

By Connor O’Donovan Global News A years-long push to legalize single-game sports betting, currently illegal under the Criminal Code, took a step closer to its goal this week. A private member’s bill, sponsored by Con- Saskatoon-Grasswood MP Kevin Waugh, passed through its second reading in the House of Commons Wednesday. In a rare display of…

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Canada’s sports betting revolution is finally approaching. Here’s what you need to know

By Joe Callaghan Progress? It’s hard to look back and find too much of it in Canadian sports in 2020. This after all was a year when our pro sports teams, much like the rest of us, tried and struggled to find a new normal. Our hockey teams, bless them, are still searching. But late…

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Federal government to table bill to legalize single-event sports betting

Canadians are betting an estimated $14 billion per year through illegal channels John Paul Tasker · CBC News · Posted: Nov 25, 2020  Federal Justice Minister David Lametti is expected to introduce legislation as soon as Thursday to legalize single-event sports betting in Canada — ending a decades-old prohibition on gambling that experts say has funnelled billions…

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Celebrating a milestone: welcoming back Canada’s gaming industry!

The Canadian Gaming Association is thrilled to be able to say “welcome back” as Canada’s gaming industry slowly begins to re-open. First up are Alberta and Nova Scotia, who announced that they will allow charitable gaming centres and casinos to open their doors to employees, customers, charities and communities. This is a milestone worth celebrating….

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Leagues Joint Statement on Single-Event Sports Wagering

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Future of Caesars Windsor remains murky in new era of social distancing

Dave Battagello • Windsor Star With over 2,300 local jobs hanging in the wind, the fate of Caesars Windsor — as with casinos around the world — has industry leaders scrambling to figure out what the next chapter looks like in the new era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ontario alone,…

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Riding Out the Crisis, Mapping the Recovery

By David Ross Wed, Apr 8, 2020 For most of the 115 casinos in Canada—commercial and First Nations—the shutdown that’s gripped the industry and the world began on March 15. That’s when operators in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec began turning out the lights. “Over the next 72 hours, everything in the country was pretty…

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Canada’s casinos ‘threatened’ by Liberal stance on sports betting, proponents warn

Canada losing $14B a year to black market thanks to sports betting prohibition, casino boosters say John Paul Tasker · CBC News · The Canadian gaming industry is losing billions of dollars in sports betting revenue to the black market each year due to federal prohibitions — and a recent legalization push in the U.S….

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Scott Stinson: It seems the NHL is totally cool with sports gambling now

Would it shock you to learn that the NHL has said something that was later proven to be just a little dishonest? I know, I know: it would not. This is the league that rags the puck on concussion lawsuits and still insists that Phoenix — suburban Phoenix! — is a better hockey market than…

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Casinos don’t lead to more problem gambling, Toronto Star

While I agree with much of your editorial as it relates to Toronto’s budgetary woes, Imust correct the misconceptions it contains with regard to casinos, policing and problemgambling. The research-supported facts are that casinos require no more policing thanany other equivalent entertainment and tourist attraction, and the introduction of casinostylegaming into a community does not…

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Know your facts, The Daily News (Halifax)

While MLAs Vicki Conrad and Leo Glavine are to be commended for their expressed concerns for those with gambling problems (VLT Profits Plunge, But Casino Profits Are Up, The Daily News, July 20), they demonstrate little knowledge of the facts, either with regards to problem gambling or that Nova Scotia already has a comprehensive gaming…

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Criminalizing gambling not good public policy, The Sunday Herald

Peter McKenna, like all people morally opposed to an issue, be it Sunday shopping, big-box retail or gaming, just doesn’t want to acknowledge the facts and presents “information” that he knows (or ought to know) is either irrelevant or just plain wrong (re: “Can a VLT ban actually work?” July 1 opinion article). The facts…

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Falls casino statistics speak for themselves, Niagara Falls Review

Chamber survey reveals disappointment with casinos’ impact on city. I’m not quite sure what is driving the complaints and expectations of the Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce. Tourism in Niagara Falls was a seasonal, half-year, day-trip business prior to the 1996 opening of Casino Niagara, with most hotels closing in late fall and re-opening in…

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