Canada

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…

24th May 2021

Alberta launches online lottery sales

Play Alberta, the Canadian province’s online gaming monopoly operator, is now offering online lottery ticket sales for the first time for national and local draws.…

23rd April 2021

Canada single-event sports betting bill heads to Senate after Commons approval

A bill seeking to legalize single-event sports betting in Canada is to move to the Senate for further discussions after it was approved by the…

25th March 2021

IBIA and John Levy submit evidence backing Canadian single-event betting

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,…

16th March 2021

Evolution launches live casino with Canadian lotteries

Evolution has agreed deals to provide live casino games to the Canadian Bank Note Company (CBN) and Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) for their…

18th February 2021

State of the Union: Canada, Michigan, New Jersey and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes efforts to introduce single-event wagering in Canada, January sports betting and igaming revenue…

18th February 2021

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

Canada’s parliament has passed the second reading of Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, with 303 votes in favor and 15 against.…

5th February 2021

DraftKings and NFL extend fantasy sports partnership to Canada

DraftKings and the National Football League (NFL) have agreed to extend their daily fantasy sports (DFS) and content partnership into Canada. The original deal, signed…

2nd February 2021

BCLC urges government to pass single-event betting amendment

Canadian provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has thrown its backing behind a bill that proposes legalizing single-event sports betting in the…

1st February 2021

Ontario’s OLG group appoints Basi as new CFO

Ontario’s state-run gaming and lottery operator, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), has appointed Pinder Basi as its new chief financial officer. Basi (pictured),…

14th January 2021

Canada’s PASPA moment?

Canada has long been hailed as potentially lucrative territory for the industry, but the ban on single-event betting has stunted the legal market’s growth. With…