Conservative Bill to Legalize Single-Event Sports Betting Passes | June 25, 2021
The passage of my colleagues Kevin Waugh, MP Private Member’s Bill to legalize single-event sports betting in the Senate is a victory for Canadian sport, sports fans, and businesses. For too long, black market bookmakers and offshore websites have had a monopoly on single-event betting. It’s time that Canadians take back this massive market.
Following this legislation becoming law, provincial governments will be responsible for implementing regulations and wagering operators in their jurisdictions. I call on the Ontario provincial government to act as quickly as possible to get the necessary regulations and licenses in place.
The tourism industry in #Windsor #Essex has been hit hard by the #COVID19 pandemic and we must ensure well-paying jobs are created and made available to give our region a boost.