New hope for legalized single-game betting in Canada

Good news for sports bettors in Canada: New life is breathing into single-game wagering bill C-290, currently awaiting a final vote in the Senate.

It seems recent controversy over misuse in spending from a handful of senators has Conservative members of parliament fed up and pushing the Upper House to quit dragging its feet with legislation.

In an effort to please the government, Sun News is reporting a source told them Government Senate Leader Marjory LeBreton is directing her team to start fast-tracking private members' bills through the Red Chamber (which includes C-290. 

The bill - which would allow sports bettors to bet on one event instead of a minimum of two - was already unanimously passed in the House of Commons. If the Senate voted it down, it would become the first piece of legislation in Canadian history to be quashed in the Senate after being unanimously passed in the elected members' house.

Until recently, the bill seemed doomed. The popular opinion was that the Senate planned on letting C-290 die without a vote during this sitting of the Upper House.

Recent pressure from MP's and Chambers of Commerce have heated up the campaign in favor of bettors. Add the Senate spending scandal and the Senate isn't exactly shed in a strong light right now. 

As a result, LeBreton is trying to "throw a bone" to the government in power by picking up the pace on certain issues. 

C-290 would be a great place to start.

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Posted by Yzerman1
1 year ago

Hi guys, they break for summer June 28th. I'm from Windsor and have a facebook page which is primarily used to help push single game across. I'm an employee at Caesars Windsor. I've had it for quite awhile now. Here it my if you're interested. My name is Joe. https://www.facebook.com/LegalizingSingleGameSportsBettingAtCaesarsWindsor
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Posted by Yzerman1
1 year ago

Just to add to my original post. I come on this site very often and think it's by far the best site out there for sports related and handicapping info as well as picks. I don't post very often, but I appreciate everybody's time and effort.
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Posted by madulamaximus
1 year ago

MADMAX SAYS.............PACERS......Miami will be 7-1 following a loss tonite. Too much interior.
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Posted by bizkilla
1 year ago

On a flight once I sat with the Duke of Edmonton. Canada seems like a neat place.
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Posted by habs420
1 year ago

As I said in the past. Pot or single game wagering. Pick one and legalize it quick.
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Posted by marcbryanjacob
1 year ago

Pressure these guys! Ramp up the intensity! Faces to the glass! We're down 1 3rd period here! C'mon guys! Rah rah!
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Posted by marcbryanjacob
1 year ago

Rite on Jon! Way to keep on top of this. Do you know when they break for their summer recess? We gotta send in our ace closer on this one! Geeter done!
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Posted by habs420
1 year ago

"As I said in the past. Pot or single game wagering. Pick one and legalize it quick."