John Holden

John Holden J.D. / Ph.D. is an academic. His research focuses on policy issues surrounding sports corruption.

Canada sports betting

Analysis: It’s Power Play Time For Canada Sports Betting Hopes This Week

An update from the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) earlier this month noted a few key events coming soon that will shape the future of single-game sports betting in Canada. This week sees the Canadian parliament doing double duty. According to the CGA, there are parliamentary events surrounding two bills that would enable single-game  sports betting […] Read More
Posted on: February 17, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Canada sports betting

Analysis: What New Ontario Auditor General Report Means For Canada Sports Betting

Canadian residents who like sports betting have reason to be excited. Single-game sports betting appears inevitable following the introduction of legislation by the Liberal government that would repeal a prohibition in Canada’s criminal code that currently only allows for parlay bets. Additionally, Ontario residents saw the province’s Conservative government re-up their interest in moving forward […] Read More
Posted on: January 5, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Marijuana and sports betting

How Decriminalizing Marijuana At Federal Level Could Boost Interstate Sports Betting Compacts

A new administration could portend a new approach to some thorny issues around both marijuana and sports betting. With Michigan voting back in October to allow for the state Gaming Control Board to enter into lawful interstate and tribal compacts for online poker, a key question that has continued to hound the sports betting world surfaced […] Read More
Posted on: December 23, 2020 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Canada sports betting

Analysis: What To Expect From Legal Single-Game Sports Betting In Canada

News broke last week that single-game sports betting was all but a done deal in Canada. It’s exciting for a country long forced to choose between playing parlay cards or choosing any number of largely unregulated alternatives. Even before the announcement of an upcoming government-introduced bill, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins talked on the company’s earnings […] Read More
Posted on: December 7, 2020 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
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