The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and theScore chairman and chief executive John Levy have both backed the legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada, in submissions to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Bill C-218, first introduced in February 2020, passed the second reading in Canadian parliament last month. It is currently under consideration by the committee.
The bill was designed to reverse a ban on betting on single sporting events, first imposed in Canada’s Criminal Code in 1985. Under current laws, bets may only be placed on multiples consisting of three or more events.
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