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Legal News: Royal Assent Granted, Bill C-218 A Rubber Stamp Away From Being Enacted

Legal News: Royal Assent Granted, Bill C-218 A Rubber Stamp Away From Being Enacted

Article posted on Wednesday 14 July - 05:37 EDT

Bill C-218 keeps clearing hurdles like an Olympic champion. The Bill was granted Royal Assent by the Governor-General's office on June 29, Bill C-218, also known as the Safe And Regulated Sports Betting Act, would legalize single-sport betting across Canada. It is one step away from being enacted. All that's needed now is for David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, or the federal cabinet to set a launch date.

Legal News: What Are The Next Steps For Bill C-218? 

Article posted on Wednesday 07 July - 06:08 EDT

Legal News: What Are The Next Steps For Bill C-218?

Canadians will soon be able to play single-sports bets throughout the country thanks to the Senate of Canada opting to pass Bill C-218 without amendments, meaning it is in the portal to become a law. However, that doesn't mean that Canadian sports bettors know when they will be able to make those wagers. There are still some steps that must be taken before the law is enacted across the country.

Bill C-218: Senate Of Canada Passes Single Sports Betting Bill 

Article posted on Friday 25 June - 03:32 EDT

Bill C-218: Senate Of Canada Passes Single Sports Betting Bill

Single sports betting in Canada is down to the formality stage until it is officially legalized. Following third reading of Bill C-218 in the Senate of Canada on Tuesday, Canadian Senators voted heavily in favour of passing the bill which legalizes single-sports betting in the country. Once the bill is granted Royal Assent by the Governor-General’s office, which is merely a ceremonial move in the process, it officially becomes a law.

Legal News: Bill C-218 Vote Slated For Next Session Of Senate 

Article posted on Tuesday 22 June - 07:03 EDT

Legal News: Bill C-218 Vote Slated For Next Session Of Senate

Third reading and potentially a vote on Bill C-218, which if approved would legalize single sports betting across Canada, is slated to take place when the Senate of Canada begins its next session on Tuesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. eastern time. If the bill passes through third reading in the Senate without amendment, then it would move on to the Governor-General's Office for Royal Assent, the last step in becoming a law.

Legal News: Optimism Growing That Bill C-218 Will Be Passed This Week 

Article posted on Wednesday 16 June - 05:06 EDT

Legal News: Optimism Growing That Bill C-218 Will Be Passed This Week

There is cautious optimism within the Canadian government that Bill C-218, which would legalize single sports betting across Canada, will be passing through third reading in the Senate before the end of the current session of Parliament, perhaps as early as this week. The current session of Parliament is set to conclude on June 25, so the bill must be passed before that deadline, or be picked up again when the fall session begins in September.

Legal News: Bill C-218 In Third Reading 

Article posted on Thursday 10 June - 05:49 EDT

Legal News: Bill C-218 In Third Reading

Single-sports betting in Canada has taken another giant step toward legalization. Bill C-218, known as The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, was passed through Canada's Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce last week and started the Third Senate Reading on Thursday, June 10th. The committee agreed to pass the bill and reported the bill to the Senate on Tuesday, June 8th without amendment. This bill would legalize single-game sports wagering, including online and mobile wagering across all of Canada.

Update Bill C-218: Senate Banking Committee reports no amendments, bill headed to Senate Third Reading and Royal Assent 

Article posted on Tuesday 08 June - 11:35 EDT

Update Bill C-218: Senate Banking Committee reports no amendments, bill headed to Senate Third Reading and Royal Assent

Canada Sports Betting Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, has finished the committee hearings and will be referred back to the Senate on Tuesday, June 8th. Third Reading debate to start on Thursday, June 10th. 

Sports Betting News: CFL Strong Backers of Bill C-218 

Article posted on Friday 04 June - 05:30 EDT

Sports Betting News: CFL Strong Backers of Bill C-218

Bill C-218, which would legalize single sports betting in Canada, has been adopted at second reading in the Senate and referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce for further discussion. It's the second time a bill to legalize single-sports betting has found itself in front of the Canadian Senate. A 2015 version died in the Senate when a federal election was called and there's a danger that fate could await Bill C-218.

Canada Sports Betting bill C-218 passes the next hurdle 

Article posted on Wednesday 26 May - 10:31 EDT

Canada Sports Betting bill C-218 passes the next hurdle

Bill C-218 which would decriminalize single-event sports betting has passed the second reading in the upper house of Canadian Parliament and will now move into the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.

The Race To Legalize Single Bet Sports Betting 

Article posted on Tuesday 11 May - 11:09 EDT

The Race To Legalize Single Bet Sports Betting

Canada Sports Betting (Single-bet on sports) could become a real legal thing, but it's a race against time as the Senate must have the bill passed this spring or it could be another long wait. Bill C-218 could make online sports betting better and easier for Canadians, but time is of the essence as a looming election could once again postpone everything. 

Federal Justice System Passes Single Bet Bill, But There's Still Work to be Done 

Article posted on Friday 26 March - 10:28 EDT

Federal Justice System Passes Single Bet Bill, But There's Still Work to be Done

The amended C-218 bill to legalize single-game sports betting in Canada was unanimously passed yesterday. While it feels like this is a step in the right direction, there are still some barriers blocking citizens from gaining access to comprehensive online wagering.

The amendment to the bill was passed, excluding one slight alteration that the committee of Justice and Human Rights decided to change, which would have allowed Canadians to bet on horse racing markets.

Sports Betting Bill Allowing Betting on Single-games Passed in The House of Commons 

Article posted on Thursday 18 February - 09:12 EST

Sports Betting Bill Allowing Betting on Single-games Passed in The House of Commons

House of Commons voted on and passed The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting act on Wednesday, 17 February, with 303 votes for and 15 against.

Philippines Official Online Gambling Body Fights Illegal Online Gambling 

Article posted on Monday 13 July - 11:34 EDT

Philippines Official Online Gambling Body Fights Illegal Online Gambling

While the Philippines bans its own citizens from online gambling, the Southeast Asian country is one of the world's richest and most popular destinations of Internet casino operations. The number of foreign online players has soared because of strict travel restrictions during the global pandemic, and now the government-controlled gaming corporation is taking aim at all the illegal sites that have popped up that are not under the agency's regulatory control.

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