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Ontario Sports Betting Regulations Draft Released For Feedback

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario released a draft of regulations for Ontario sports betting last week. Ontario is the most-anticipated province for sports betting in Canada and aims to be a “competitive and regulated market” live in late 2021. The Ontario sports betting regulations were released as highlighted additions to the province’s standards […] Read More
Posted on: August 2, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Canada sports betting

PointsBet Adds Former Rogers SVP As CEO For Canada Sports Betting

PointsBet is adding a former Rogers Communications senior vice president to its Canada sports betting operation. Scott Vanderwel will be CEO of PointsBet Canada, the Australian-based company announced Wednesday. Vanderwel will start August 17 and report to PointsBet Global CEO Sam Swanell. “We’re thrilled that Scott has agreed to serve as the first CEO of […] Read More
Posted on: July 22, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Canada sports betting

LSR Q&A: PointsBet Canada Chief Nic Sulsky On ‘Grey’ Sports Betting Market

Many sportsbook operators are eager to enter the Canada sports betting market, but few positioned themselves as quickly as PointsBet. Prior to the passage of C-218, which legalizes single-event sports betting in CA, the Australia-based company launched PointsBet Canada. With the new division, PointsBet also announced the hiring of former Monkey Knife Fight President Nic Sulsky as Chief […] Read More
Posted on: July 16, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Canada sports betting

LSR Q&A: Canadian Gaming Association CEO on Canada Sports Betting

The journey to single-game sports betting in Canada was more than a decade’s worth of effort. On June 22, the Canadian Parliament passed C-218 to repeal the country’s ban on single-event sports wagering. Before Canada sports betting can fully launch, however, provinces need to set up their regulations. Late last month, many industry stakeholders expressed delight in the […] Read More
Posted on: July 7, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Canada sports betting

Canada Sports Betting Bill Receives Royal Assent

The bill ending the federal ban on single-event sports betting in Canada received Royal Assent Wednesday. Now an official act of the Canadian Parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must set an effective date for the Canada sports betting amendment. The Senate of Canada approved bill C-218 on June 22, while the House of Commons approved […] Read More
Posted on: July 1, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Canada sports betting

Canada Sports Betting On The Way After Senate Passage

Canada sports betting could launch within months as the Canadian Parliament amended the nation’s Criminal Code to allow for single-game wagering Tuesday. The Senate of Canada passed bill C-218 without any amendments Tuesday, 57-20 with five abstentions. Debate on the bill started Thursday but ended as sitting time expired and discussion continued Monday. The Senate postponed […] Read More
Posted on: June 22, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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