Canada ready for legalized single-event sports betting

The Canadian Gaming Association is today celebrating that single-event sports betting will soon be legal across Canada, as Justice Minister David Lametti proclaimed 27 August as the in force date for Bill C-218.

 

This was the final hurdle for the Criminal Code change to legalize sports betting, which means that provinces and casino operators can now move forward with their plans. Casino operators are looking forward to offering sports betting at their properties, and provinces will now have the authority to deliver a safe, legal, and controlled sports betting option to Canadians.

 

From an economic standpoint, having the ability to offer single-event sports betting will be a tremendous benefit to Canadian gaming operators and the communities where they operate, as most importantly it will allow them to create new jobs.