Canada

British Columbia Supreme Court approves Penn National’s acquisition of theScore

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has issued a final order approving the deal that will see Penn National Gaming acquire Toronto-based theScore. This comes after the deal received approval from the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the Investment Canada Act, last week. Another approval for the deal The Supreme Court of British Columbia has …

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Canadian government approves Penn National’s deal to acquire theScore

The Minister of Canadian Heritage has given Penn National Gaming approval to acquire the Toronto-based theScore, under the Investment Canada Act. This comes after Penn National announced plans to acquire theScore back in August. Penn receives approval from the Canadian government The US gambling giant Penn National Gaming has received approval from the Minister of …

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Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority reveals plans to launch online gambling

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is set to launch online gambling in the province via an agreement between the provincial government and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). This marks the latest province in Canada to take steps towards legalizing online gambling activities. Saskatchewan and online gambling Last week, the SIGA announced an …

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Ontario passes C$1m in handle in first week of legal single-event betting in Canada

The Canadian province of Ontario saw wagering handle surpass the C$1m mark in the first week of legal single-event sports wagering in Canada. This comes after single-event sports wagering became legal in Canada on 27 August 2021. Ontario’s figures According to a statement from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC) on 1 September, the …

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Q&A with PointsBet Canada Chief Commercial Officer Nic Sulsky on single-event wagering in Canada

Some of the largest sports betting operators in the US and beyond are looking to enter the Canadian sports betting market, but few have positioned themselves as quickly as the Australian betting firm PointsBet. Prior to the passage of C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act in June, PointsBet launched PointsBet Canada, a new …

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Single-event sports wagering goes live in Canada

As of today (27 August 2021) single-event sports betting is officially legal in Canada. This comes after Bill C-218, which decriminalised single-event sports wagering passed into law last month. Single-event sports wagering is now legal in Canada Bill C-218, also known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, legalised single-event sports betting in Canada …

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Canada to launch single-event sports betting on 27 August

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti has announced that single-event sports betting in Canada will go live in two weeks. This comes after Bill C-218, which legalised single-event sports wagering in Canada, received Royal Assent in June. Canada to launch single-event betting Yesterday, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of …

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BetRegal strikes new partnership with the Canadian Football League

The Online gambling operator BetRegal has agreed on a multi-year deal with the Canadian Football League (CFL). This comes as Canada legalised single-event sports wagering earlier this year.  BetRegal’s partnership with the CFL Under the new multi-year partnership, BetRegal will become an official gaming partner of the CFL. As part of the agreement, BetRegal will …

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AGCO publishes draft sports betting rules and regulations

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has published draft sports betting regulations for the Canadian province. This comes after the bill that would legalise single-event sports wagering in Canada received Royal Assent. Ontario’s sports betting rules Yesterday, the AGCO published its first draft of regulatory standards for sport and event betting in the …

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PointsBet appoints Cipriano as Vice President for new Canadian Operation

The Australian sportsbook operator PointsBet has announced its appointment of Chantal Cipriano as the company’s new vice president, legal, compliance, and people for its Canadian division. Cipriano’s appointment comes after the online operator hired Canadian gaming industry veteran Nic Sulsky to support its ongoing expansion into Canada. A new hire for PointsBet Cipriano, an accomplished …

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