Canadian Sportsbetting Bill Makes Progress

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Canada's new sportsbetting bill made progress last week as the bill passed through its third parliamentary reading in the House of Commons.

The bill carries the official title of C-290 and will now head to the Senate which would make the bill into law.

The bill was read for just over 20 minutes and met with little opposition. The Senate is also expected to pass the measure.

C-290 will amend the country's Criminal Code to allow each province to decide whether or not to offer sports wagers to residents. Currently, the code only allows for sports parlay wagers that must include a minimum of three games.