Canadian government supports single-event sports betting bill
Single-event sports betting will be legalized after the Canadian government announced its plan to introduce a bill. This comes after Kevin Waugh MP introduced an original bill earlier. Bill C2-18, otherwise known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act will be modified and introduced to the Minister of Justice as an amendment to the current Criminal Code in Canada.
At the moment, sports betting in Canada is only legal if bets are placed at the same time on at least three or more games. Now, players will have the option to bet on just a single sporting event, if they choose to do so. This change also follows many changes happening in Canada’s different territories, as Ontario will be announcing its introduction of a more liberalized iGaming market, and many other provinces are set to follow.
The introduction of single-event sports betting will be a very smart step forward for Canada, especially given the sporting events set to take place in 2021. The introduction of a well-regulated market will allow more and more Canadians to handle sports betting more safely, as is evident across many other regulated jurisdictions all over the world.