Chamber of Commerce not quitting on C290 and single-game betting

May 23, 2013 |
Fresh off the heels of a plea from Windsor West MP Brian Masse to the Senate to approve Bill C-290, the Windsor (Ontario) Chamber of Commerce is now making an 11th hour push to have the single-game wagering bill approved.

President and CEO of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, Matt Marchand, was in Ottawa Thursday to explain just how passing of the bill would benefit border cities like his.

From the Windsor-Star:

The bill has been stuck in the Canadian Senate since December despite there being strong support and being passed unanimously in the House of Commons.

If Bill C-290 does die in the Senate, Canada could miss out on the estimated $14 billion that is wagered on single-sports events illegally whether online or with local bookies.

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