AGLC calls on Canada to legalize ‘single-event’ sports bets
Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis has been closely monitoring and is supportive of the swift passage of one of two similar pieces of federal legislation in Parliament that would legalize single event sports wagering in Canada.
An Act to amend the Criminal Code single event sport betting) was introduced by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti and Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting) was introduced by Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Grasswood Kevin Waugh.
Both would present expanded gambling opportunities for Albertans 18 years and older, and would present new options for players on Alberta’s only regulated gambling website PlayAlberta.ca.
Revenue generated on this site stays in the province, supporting programs and services that make Alberta an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
“AGLC has supported modernized gambling laws for a number of years, including allowing for single event sports wagering. This would present the ability to give legal age Albertans new and unique options on their favourite sporting events. Players would be able to choose a game or proposition that gives them greater odds of a successful bet, picking between markets such as the game outcome, point spread or how many shots a player registers.” said, Kandice Machado, Acting President and CEO, AGLC.