January 23, 2016

Why is single-event sports betting still illegal in Canada?

David MenziesMission Specialist

Gambling options were few and far between in Canada when the Olympic Lotto came along in the early ’70s to help pay for that financial sinkhole, the 1976 Olympic Games.

Unlike the Olympic Games, though, the lotto raked in millions.

Soon enough, every provincial government set up its own gambling bureaucracy.

And although gambling on sports is indeed a reality, no Canadian is allowed to legally bet on a SINGLE sports event. The Criminal Code only permits wagering on the outcome of two or more sporting events.

When it comes to the gambling business in Canada, the government is the big pimp daddy thanks to its lottery and casino monopolies -- but hope abounds in the form of single-event sport-betting legislation that's being re-introduced by an NDP MP.

It would be far, far better if the governing Liberals were to re-introduce the bill themselves. But I wouldn’t bet on it.



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commented 2016-01-23 12:22:02 -0500
Socialist Utopian control of the masses in the name of saving ourselves from ourselves.

Socialism is almost like a cult. And the socialist foot soldiers paid minimum wage to argue and wage personal attack are the mindless idiots with too much anger in their past to think straight.
commented 2016-01-23 11:50:39 -0500
“a government of vice”. they thrives on peoples vices. smoking, gambling, drinking, etc.
this is how Al Capone operated. and he was good at it too.
commented 2016-01-23 10:15:14 -0500
“Why is single-event sports betting still illegal in Canada?”

Because the kleptocrat government can’t stand competition in the gambling rackets – they want a monopoly on gaming profiteering and are in a turf war with street level organized crime over gaming skim.

Nothing to see here Dave, just two organized crime syndicates ( public and private)warring over profiting from the public’s gambling addiction