Tag Archives: Brian Masse

Canada ‘Single Sports Betting Act’ enters final Commons passage

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is monitoring Commons developments closely as ‘Bill C-218 – The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act’ enters its final passage to become a federal legislation.   Updating industry stakeholders, the CGA confirmed that Ottawa’s House of Commons will undertake its final review of Bill C-218, which aims to amend Canada’s criminal code to allow for single …

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Masse pushes for third Canadian Single Sports Betting Bill

MP Brian Masse, the representative for Windsor West Ontario, has put forward his third attempt to legalise ‘single sports wagering’ federally across Canada. Despite securing cross-party support, in 2016 Masse’s Bill C-221 ‘The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’ was rejected in its final Ottawa House hearing, as PM Justin Trudeau’s newly installed Liberal Party refused to support a Canadian wagering …

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‘Its Done!’…Canada Commons shuts down Single Sports Bill C-221

Hopes of progressing Canadian single sports betting have been dashed again as the Ottawa House of Commons voted against Bill C-221 this Wednesday. Commons voted down against C-221 with 133 MPs voting in favour and 156 against the bill. C-221 named ‘The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’ will not be carried over to the Canadian Committee for Justice. Windsor West MP Brian …

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Oh Canada! Bill C-221 set for Commons’ September review

Hopes of progressing legalised ‘single-game’ sports betting in Canada, will again return to the spotlight as Ottawa’s House of Commons reviews Bill C-221 on 21 September. Canadian Commons’ will debate whether to progress C-221 ‘’ The Safe & Regulated Sports Act” to its Committee on Justice and Human Rights for further review or whether to simply reject the proposed bill. …

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Canada sports betting lobby criticises NHL on Las Vegas franchise

  Canada’s pro sports betting stakeholders have criticised the NHL (the governing body of US professional ice hockey), stating that its decision to allow a new franchise in Las Vegas was hypocritical.   The NHL’s governance has been one of the major roadblocks in allowing lawmakers to pass a single sports betting bill, on grounds of potential integrity impacts to …

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Canada’s Liberal Party opposes single sports betting bill C-122

Canada appears to be split once more regarding its sports betting future, as the ruling Liberal Party has refused to support Bill C-122: ‘The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act’. Pro betting stakeholders, had begun the week eager for C-122 policies to be reviewed by Ottawa’s House of Commons on Tuesday. However, hopes of progress for C-122 were quickly dashed …

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Stalled C290 bill angers Canada’s sports betting political advocates

Having begun 2015 in a positive light with the backing of a House of Commons, numerous senators and the Police authorities, Canada’s Single Sports Betting Bill C290 appears to have stalled once again in its progress into national law. Bill C290 which looks to allow licensed gambling premises/enterprises to take bets on approved sporting events permitted by Canadian regulators, was intended to …

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NHL continues stance against Canadian sports betting

In response to Windsor West MP Brian Masse letter to the NHL governance asking for the support of Bill C-290, which will look to amend Canada’s Criminal Code regarding sports betting. The NHL has stated that it remains opposed to the introduction of single-sports betting in Canada. The response written by NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated “We continue to …

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Canadian MPs angered at stalling of sports betting bill

Canada enters Super Bowl XLIX weekend with the publicised delay of Bill C-290, after both political parties had agreed (in 2014) for the single sports betting bill C-290 to be reviewed by the Canadian House of Commons in early 2015. Bill C-290 would amend Canada’s criminal code with regards to sports betting, by allowing licensed gambling premises to allow wagers …

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Canadian MP Masse urges NHL to back Bill C-290

Canadian MP Brian Masse has written to the NHL Chief Commissioner Gary Bettman, to ask him to reconsider the Leagues position on sports betting. Masse who represent the electoral district of Windsor West, has urged for the NHL to rethink its position on Canada’s C-290 Bill, which will look to amend sports betting practices throughout Canada. The C-290 Bill looks …

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