Like in any other country, sports betting in Canada is popular among the main sports fans. However, by taking a close look at the law, it is not as clear as it may seem. Since single-sport betting is not entirely legal, voices have been raised to take action about this concern.
The major sports leagues in Canada have joined and taken action by filing a joint statement about legalizing single-event sports wager in Canada. These aspirations have been made calling for prompt action by the Canadian government.
The statement has been sent to the Prime Ministers in the country and signed by the principal representatives of the NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and CFL.
The National Hockey League, the Canadian Football League Support, the Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the Major League Soccer talked. These major sports associations say they support the statement at the Canadian Federal Law to authorize betting in single events in the rest of the provinces.
Additionally, the announcement said that sports betting gives the sports fan another perspective and another way to experiment with people’s passion for sports. The legalization of sports betting in Canada would be beneficial for the betting market in general and will increase income and job possibilities in the country.
By the regularization of single-game betting, gamblers would benefit because their rights as customers would be safe and guaranteed by a solid security system. That way fraudulent betting sites could be eliminated, avoiding frauds.
Windsor West Response
Brian Masse, Windsor West NDP MP took action by responding to it, saying that it was about time to take action and change the law for good. He claimed to be amazed by the massive announcement since it was a request that has been asked for several years.
Windsor West was clear by saying that it’s a call to pay attention due to the interest of everyone to end fraudulent gambling. Masse also revealed that this is a major advance for Canadian Laws since this call has been heard for decades and it’s about time to finally take action to allow single-event sports betting.
There has been uncertainty about Canadian laws regarding sports betting, as although they have some online sort betting laws, there is no clear idea whether it is entirely legal or not.
This is why the major sports leagues took over this statement and waited for a clear action from the prime minister. It will be a big step in Canadian law and another new chapter for sports betting history in the country.