The bill was designed to repeal paragraph 207(4)(b) of Canada’s Criminal Code, under which consumers were only permitted to wager on at least three games or more. As a result, betting on a single match or event was prohibited.
With single-event betting now permitted, the British Colombia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has announced it will begin offering single-event sports bets as well as bets on racing and fighting via its PlayNow.com platform. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation had previously announced that it will also offer single-event bets from today.
BCLC has promised to prioritise player health through its responsible gambling safeguards present on PlayNow.com.