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Bill C-218 receives royal assent: the legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada

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Canadian provinces will soon be tasked with the regulation of single-event sports betting. On June 29, 2021, Bill C-218, entitled An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting) (“Bill C-218”), received royal assent. Once the amendments come into force, provincial governments and licensed persons will have the option of lawfully offering bets on races, fights, single sport events, and athletic contests.[1] The amendments have the potential to generate additional revenue for provinces and increase protections for consumers.

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