Canada

21st July 2021

PointsBet appoints Vanderwel to lead Canada business as CEO

Online gambling operator PointsBet has announced the appointment of Scott Vanderwel as the first chief executive of its Canadian business. Vanderwel will oversee the operator’s…

16th July 2021

Ontario bans autoplay for slots in new igaming regulations

Ontario’s new online gambling regulator has published rules for the channel as the provincial market prepares for launch, outlining a ban on auto-play and a…

15th July 2021

Genius Sports signs up to Canadian soccer data and content deal

Genius Sports has partnered with Mediapro Canada on a project designed to enhance coverage of the country’s soccer competitions. Mediapro Canada, which has a 10-year…

1st July 2021

State of the Union: Canada, Nevada, Bally’s and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers Canada’s single event betting bill, as well as the latest numbers from Nevada,…

30th June 2021

Canada single-event sports betting bill receives Royal Assent

A bill to legalize single-event sports betting in Canada has secured Royal Assent and will pass into law once the country’s House of Commons has…

30th June 2021

Chalkline and OfficePools.com partner for FTP pool betting

Chalkline has signed an agreement with ice hockey pool betting platform OfficePools.com  to launch a new free-to-play sports portal. Chalkline said OfficePoolsBets represented a natural…

24th June 2021

Ann Macdonald appointed chair of Loto-Québec board of directors

The Québec council of ministers has appointed Ann Macdonald as chair of the board of directors at Canadian provincial lottery operator Lotto-Québec. Macdonald has been…

24th June 2021

Operators welcome passage of Canadian single-event sports betting bill

Operators have welcomed the passing of a bill that is set to introduce single-event sports betting in Canada, which will provide opportunities for expansion in…

23rd June 2021

Single-event betting coming to Canada as Senate approves bill

Canada’s senate has passed a bill allowing single-event sports betting, rather than only bets on multiples. Bill C-218, known as the Safe and Regulated Sports…

21st June 2021

Loto-Québec welcomes results of money laundering audit

Loto-Québec has welcomed the findings of an independent audit on money laundering in casinos and gaming halls in Quebec and said it is already working…

9th June 2021

IBIA-H2 report hails NV and NJ regulatory regimes, but ranks Canada 19th of 20

A new report from  the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and H2 Gambling Capital has ranked New Jersey and Nevada among the strongest regulated online…

3rd June 2021

PointsBet brings in Sulsky to support Canadian expansion plans

Sportsbook operator PointsBet has appointed Nic Sulsky as chief commercial officer for its Canadian operations, to support plans to launch its sports betting services in…

26th May 2021

Canada’s single-event betting bill passes second Senate reading

A bill that would legalize single-event sports betting in Canada has passed its second reading in the Senate and will now advance to the Standing…

25th May 2021

BCLC urges Senate to pass single-event betting bill before summer recess

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has called on the Senate to prioritize a bill that will legalize single-event sports betting in Canada. Also known…