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Never a more important time for Canadian sports bettors

There has never been a more pivotal time for sports bettors in Canada and many from the provincial lottery sports wagering public don't even realize it.

Legalized single-game sports betting is just a Senatorial rubber-stamp away from becoming a reality, meaning bettors would no longer be subjected to betting on a minimum of two or more games when they place their wagers.

The elected Members of the House of Commons have already spoken. They unanimously passed Bill C-290 late last year - a move that has guaranteed passage of a bill in the Senate in every other instance in Canada's 146-year history. 

But political maneuvering from the pro sports leagues and misguided rhetoric from back benchers has cast doubt over C-290. As a result, it looked as though the bill would die on the table without a vote.

Until recently.

Momentum is gaining once again for the bill  thanks to a Senator spending scandal and it's time for sports bettors and those who value individual rights to act.

Go to C290now.ca and take a moment to take action and sign the online petition!












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Also from Covers:
The best speech supporting legalized sports betting you may ever read
Bill C-290 and the fight for single-game wagering

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Posted by cashman
10 months ago

Thanks for the reply Jon. I heard upwards of 300 showed up including Caesar's CEO which is always good. As for those citing heavy juice etc...it may well be the case, but in the end, it will be considered MAINSTREAM, fully acceptable form of entertainment, one bet, and collect. Things can change, including OLG's stance on their juice etc if need be, how many changes has proline went through. But this bill is the start of something, people can't talk in whispers about sport's betting/gaming anymore, as it will have a shiny new badge called LAW that it is entirely legal to do in our country with no more grey area attached. It opens up so many other avenues. embrace it peopple. It can only get better from this law being passed.
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Posted by marcbryanjacob
10 months ago

I'll speak if they want me too! Brian Masse will be speaking. And I hope all the union people in Southern Ontario will travel well. It can mean up to 250 new jobs almost immediately in Windsor and Niagara.
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Posted by marcbryanjacob
10 months ago

WITH MAJOR BELLS ON!!!
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Posted by jim8165
10 months ago

Yup my fear all along is that greedy Governments will treat sports betting more like a lottery and less like true Vegas odds. The worst case scenario is -120 to -150 lines and all other accounts ie all other then the approved ones made expressly illegal including offshore.
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Posted by tomnolan
10 months ago

come on Canadians push this bill thru. it will open the united states eyes to sports betting.
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Posted by eldorado
10 months ago

Anybody who wants more government in their life is a retard. Hello -125 juice. I already have single game wagering. Its called a pinnacle account.
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Posted by Yzerman1
10 months ago

Perhaps so, but the main issue for a lot of us,is creating jobs and stabilizing the jobs we have now. Also, for us border cities, it will attract many U.S. customers, which we need to survive. This is a win-win for all of us, especially people who bet sports. As far as -125 juice, we haven't gotten to that stage yet. It has to pass the senate first.
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Posted by docpj72
10 months ago

The good thing about the spending scandal is that the Senate actually has to do something productive before they break for the summer...it would be good for Windsor, but the clock might run out on this which would be too bad!
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Posted by Jon_Campbell
10 months ago

It's a bit of a mystery cashman, which is the way it is in the Senate unfortunately. That's part of the renewed optimism here - there are some reports the Senate may fast track some private members' bills to appease PM Harper after the Senatorial spending scandal. I'm guessing if it happens, it will happen kind of all of a sudden. Too much foot dragging goes on and this is a perfect example - it's something that's already legal. Anyway, we are trying to find out but it is one of those things that's really hard to say. Will keep you posted if we hear more.
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Posted by Yzerman1
10 months ago

I'm a big fan of this site and really appreciate the updates that covers, (especially yourself Jon) have provided for sports bettors, not just with legalizing single game info, but sports info in general. Great work Jon!
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Posted by cashman
10 months ago

Good to hear Joe, being pro-active certainly can't hurt this effort. Does anyone at Covers know (Jon?) when the possibility of bill or other private member bills being tabled, is it forthcoming in a week, or two?? When does Senate break for summer, this needs to get done. Plain and simple. Here's hoping.
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Posted by Yzerman1
10 months ago

The senate adjourns June 28th, for 10-11 weeks. So we realistically have two short weeks or so to get his done.
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Posted by Yzerman1
10 months ago

For those in the Windsor area, there is a major rally this Friday, June 14th at Charles Clarke Square (which is downtown) at 10:00 am as we push to get single game sports betting legalized. We expect a lot of support as we have been pushing hard for this in our area. Just putting this out there for those who wanted to attend. The more support, the better! Joe
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Posted by PassGo
10 months ago

will be there Yzerman1..thx 4 the heads up
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Posted by jim8165
10 months ago

"Yup my fear all along is that greedy Governments will treat sports betting more like a lottery and less like true Vegas odds. The worst case scenario is -120 to -150 lines and all other accounts ie all other then the approved ones made expressly ill..."