Private Member’s Push Law to Support Single Event Sports Betting in Canada

Sports BettingIt is no doubt that Canadians love sports betting online or at lotteries in Canada.  They bet on soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball games and a ton of other sports.  However, the majority of betting in Canada takes place online because of the availability of single event sports betting.

Canadians love to pick an outright winner in sports betting, but right now, the century old law prevents Canadians from betting on a single event or game.

According to the Canadian Gaming Association, $450 million was wagered at Canadian lotteries and $10 billion or more was wagered online at Internet gambling sites.

The bill that is being introduced by MP Joe Comar-tin, would make it legal for Canadians to bet on the outcome of single games or events as long as the bets are made by government run establishments.

Canadian laws preventing single game sports betting have been around since the early 1900’s and was a deterrent to prevent fixing sporting events.  Obviously, now with the amount of sports betting that takes place in Canada and around the world and technology that we have today, this would be almost impossible today.

Single game sports betting for Canadians are happening every day because of the availability of online betting sites.  According to the Vancouver Sun, the NHL vice president Bill Daly said, “We are not in favor of any move away from parlay betting in provincial lottery games”.

CGA vice president, Paul burns who supports the passing of the bill stated, with single game sports betting sportsbooks, about 95% of the money would be returned to Canadian gamblers.  Whereas right now, only 60% of money wagered on parlay bets is returned to players.

This is a huge difference and will definitely put more money back in the pockets of Canadians who bet on sports.  With online sportsbooks you can bet on single sports games and that is one of the reasons why Canadians love to gamble online.

Governments are only in it for monetary reasons, which is why they only offer parlay sports betting.  Their goal is to make money period.  They don’t care about the players who bet or their preferences. Whereas online sportsbooks treat customers fairly and that is why they offer lots of different betting types for Canadians.

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