Very recently, Canada has approved Bill C-218 that amended the Canadian Criminal Code to permit single-sports betting, and the moment it happened, casinos all across the country have started concocting plans on how to implement this new change in their operations.
On Friday, single sports betting arrives in Canada, and many people are wondering how this new style of sports betting will operate.
In Ontario, sportsbooks and Ontario sports betting sites owners support this kind of betting wholeheartedly. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s iGaming Ontario will be charged with overseeing all online and mobile wagering operations that set up shop in Ontario. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) may score huge profits in particular.
“OLG has been looking forward to offering single-event sports wagering to adult Ontarians for many years,” Duncan Hannay, OLG President, and CEO said in a statement.
British Columbia already has an advanced infrastructure that will allow it to quickly adapt to this new way of betting. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) confirmed that single-sports betting will be offered on its PlayNow platform as of Friday, August 27. BCLC won’t be offering licenses to private operators as the government is poised to go alone with single-game sports betting in BC.
In Alberta, the local government has already started expanding their online PlayAlberta site to include single sports betting.
Quebec has many advantages at its disposal, one of them being the technology in place to accept wagers through retail sites, as well as online and via mobile devices.
Louis Beaudet, Loto-Québec’s Director of Sports and Entertainment Betting, said in a statement:
“This move to allow single betting is great news for sports betting fans and Loto-Québec alike. We know that consumers have wanted to bet on the outcome of single games for a long time, and we’re thrilled to be able to give them what they want.”
Other provinces are also making preparations for Friday, believing that single-game betting will bring huge benefits to their budgets.