Canadian Sports Betting Bill Looks Dead In The Water

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A Canadian bill that would legalize single game sports betting in the "Great White North" appears to be dead after more than a year of delays and opposition.

The bill, which is formally known as C-290, was passed through the country's House of Commons, but then met with stiff opposition once it moved through to the Canadian Senate.

Opposition to the bill came mainly from the major sports leagues such as the NHL, MLB, and NBA, who effectively got the bill delayed until it was killed off.

Even though the prospects appear bleak, C-290 will likely be revived in a future session of Congress due to politicians such as Conservate Party politician Bob Runciman, who has pledged to get it through.

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