Canadian government backs betting bill giving provinces power to regulate

Canada could move in line with the US as House of Commons prepares to debate single-event betting bill

The Canadian government has introduced a bill to decriminalise single event sports betting (SEB), potentially giving provincial governments the power to legislate full-blown wagering in their jurisdictions. Pari-mutuel horseracing betting, which is already legal in Canada, has been left out of the bill and will continue to be regulated by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA).…

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