May 23, 2018

Canada’s “nanny state” policy on single event sports betting just got more costly

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.

Nevada used to be the only state where one could place a legal bet on a sporting event, but now all states can take part.

The Supremes made a good and just decision. Sports wagering has been going on since the inception of sports, and declaring such wagering illegal only fuels the grey and black markets.

This decision means a lot for Canada, a place where the government just wants to be “a little bit pregnant” when it comes to sports gambling, which means billions of dollars of Canadian wagers will continue to migrate over the border and offshore.

Does our government really want to surrender all this moolah to foreign entities?

You’d think Justin would support a new source of revenue for the nation since he has so many schemes that need to be financed, such as migrant resettlement.

But I guess when you’re a trust-fund millionaire who has barely worked a day in the real world, you live in an economic bubble where you can continue to believe that the budget will balance itself!

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commented 2018-05-24 09:32:58 -0400
This is one of those things that I’d have thought the Right is opposed to. Isn’t gambling a sin?
commented 2018-05-24 09:32:57 -0400
This is one of those things that I’d have thought the Right is opposed to. Isn’t gambling a sin?
commented 2018-05-24 07:34:20 -0400
As usual anything good for Canada will be extinguished. Billions sent off shore be it for oil gambling or any source of revenue.
commented 2018-05-23 19:00:25 -0400
You don’t get to run a government agency by being competent. You get it through nepotism or as a favor.