Bill C-218 and Sports Betting:
On June 22, 2021, the Senate passed Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, which will amend the Criminal Code to allow provincial governments to determine when and how to conduct and manage single-event sports betting offerings within their borders.
By removing the prohibition in section 207(4)(b) of the Criminal Code on single-event sports betting, Bill C-218 (once it receives royal assent and comes into force) will effectively allow individual provinces and territories to decide when and how to implement and regulate single-event sports betting within their respective borders.
For detailed information, visit:
Bill C-13: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (single event sport betting)
Statement by Minister Lametti regarding Royal Assent of Criminal Code amendments on single event sport betting
Amendments current as of: June 2021
Date of COMMB update: August 2021