Single-event sports betting officially launches in Canada

| By Nosa Omoigui
Single event sports betting is legal in Canada as of today (27 August), following Bill C-218’s passage into law last month.
Single event sports betting officially launches in Canada

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.

Read the full story in iGB North America.

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