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Single-event Sport Gambling in Canada to become Legal as Bill C-218 clears Senate

Tags: Canada, gambling law, gambling regulation.
Posted on 23 June 2021 by "T".

Betting on single games of hockey, football and other sports will soon become legal in Canada.

Legislation that allows Canadians to legally bet on single football, hockey and other sports events has cleared the Senate, which means royal assent is the final step before Bill C-218 finally becomes law.

Bill C-218, a private member's bill that amends Criminal Code provisions around gambling on single sports games (currently illegal except for horse racing), has been approved on June 22, 2021 by the Senate, in an attempt to win back customers from US casinos, illegal bookmakers and offshore sites.

The legislation has been accepted by the Canadian Football League, National Hockey League and other professional sports. It has also received support from a tight-knit equestrian community that is constantly wary of casinos and foreign gambling sites encroaching on its turf.

The Canadian Gaming Association has welcomed the possibility of working with provincial partners as a result of this decision. CEO of the CGA Paul Burns said, "This is a major milestone and achievement for the Canadian gaming industry. The CGA has been working to legalize single-event sports betting for more than 10 years and this bill benefited from a groundswell of broad stakeholder support across the country."

In Canada, a bill must be given royal assent by the Governor General prior to officially becoming an act of Parliament. Chief Justice Richard Wagner will perform this duty in this case. The bill would then become law on a date set by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet.

The quest to end the ban in single-game betting in Canada has been followed closely by gambling operators in Canada and overseas, ready to pounce on a new market expected to be worth billions of dollars.

Once the bill has been granted royal assent, the Canadian provinces will have the authority to provide a legal, safe and controlled sports betting option to residents and to impose strong wagering rules and regulations for the whole country.



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23 comments on "Single-event Sport Gambling in Canada to become Legal as Bill C-218 clears Senate"

 dule-vu23/06/2021 23:41:47 GMT
didnt know that canada had this kind of rules for such a long time and that players couldnt make single event bets!now after so many years probably they see how much money they lose with this rule and they want to take some of that money and not to have ilegal gambling in their country!we will see how this will affect on players!
 CALICUL24/06/2021 13:34:18 GMT
now bettors in Canada can breathe very easily, because the national gambling agency from this country made a very good decision. Legalizing gambling around the world would bring an extra confidence and the players will be very happy.
 dule-vu25/06/2021 09:37:25 GMT
after so many years of gambling,no matter is it betting,casino or poker,I still learn something new about rules in some country and example like this how they couldnt make single bets and thing like this and that they will change it now for players!
ofcourse this will be great for all players in canada,to bet on what they like and not what they must!
 CALICUL25/06/2021 14:00:33 GMT
Betting will be normal for many Canadians because they have a history of online games, where they won handsome sums at the games where they participated. They need solid rules to function legally and now they received this opportunity. It is a good thing.
 Rocio2509/08/2021 15:50:12 GMT
In each country there are certain rules that we have to comply with and this is the case of Canada, however the news is fantastic and was approved by the Senate and this allows Canadians to be able to bet on games and other games, however they will have to comply country rules, Canadians can now gamble risk-free
 CALICUL09/08/2021 15:56:20 GMT
It is important that the big bookmakers to enter in the European market, so that we can try to win bigger amounts. They have done well here, because they will make money from it, but if they want more success they can make an online platform to attract other customers outside of Canadians.
 CALICUL11/08/2021 17:37:35 GMT
This measure will definitely be a winner. People will invest a lot of money and from here the Canadian state also earns money along with bookmakers or lucky players. Canada has a fairly large population compared to many countries but this can bring them a very good benefit to the annual calculation.
 Rocio2516/08/2021 03:42:41 GMT
Each country has rules and the citizen has to comply with them, in the case of Canada it was already approved by the Senate and so Canadians can bet freely and thus win money, now that they can bet freely is the most beautiful thing because knowing that your country it's already legal and that's the way everything is better
 dule-vu16/08/2021 03:44:59 GMT
Every man in every country should have right to spend money on whatever he want,not that goverment decide for you!
 Rocio2520/08/2021 21:18:48 GMT
A country without rules or regulations is a country that is adrift without direction or direction, that is why there are rules and we must respect citizens since this is for the well-being of the country, now Canadians can freely bet because now already is legal and was approved by the senate
 dule-vu20/08/2021 21:25:44 GMT
So you need rules from goverment to say how you will spend your money?
 Rocio2526/08/2021 23:41:47 GMT
It is good to comply with the rules of the country so you avoid sanctions now Canadians can gamble free because it is already approved by the senate now you can gamble and win money and that way you can also distract yourself and invite other people to gamble and win money legally.
 CALICUL26/08/2021 23:47:42 GMT
it is the best method in this way
 Rocio2530/08/2021 02:17:36 GMT
Canadians will be happy that now you can now gamble as their country now allows it although we are all free to choose, everyone is free to choose what they like but there are certain rules that must be followed and in every country there are certain rules that must be obeyed.
 dule-vu30/08/2021 02:44:12 GMT
Canadians can be happy now,yeah,yeah!
 Rocio2504/11/2021 15:23:32 GMT
In each country there are rules that all care must be followed in this case we see that in the country of Canada sports bets will soon be legal and therefore the citizens of that country will be happy that that law is given, good that they can bet now freely
 CALICUL04/11/2021 15:24:37 GMT
in every countries are different laws, but we must to play if we like or want to win something
 Rocio2509/11/2021 02:15:29 GMT
We all know that in each country there are rules and that we must respect and comply with them now that Canadians can play these games freely, it is very exciting, now they will do so safely and that it is already allowed in their country.
 CALICUL09/11/2021 02:16:38 GMT
it's good for them, of course
 Rocio2510/11/2021 02:53:10 GMT
Everywhere there are rules that must be followed, there are rules at home, rules at school, rules at work, etc. freely without being afraid so congratulations for them it is much better so when you know that what you are doing is correct
 dule-vu10/11/2021 02:55:55 GMT
What are you talking about?
 Rocio2522/11/2021 01:09:42 GMT
Everywhere there are rules that must be followed, there are rules at home, rules at school, rules at work, etc. freely without being afraid so congratulations for them it is much better so when you know that what you are doing is correct
 dule-vu22/11/2021 01:09:49 GMT
Whatever you say!

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