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Sports betting bill passes committee



MP Joe Comartin's bill to legalize single-game sports betting cleared another hurdle Thursday after Parliament's standing committee on justice and human rights voted unanimously to send the bill to a third reading in the House of Commons."Joe's pretty positive it will pass pretty soon," Comartin's legislative aide Ian McMahon said.
Standing committee hearings are usually where bills get held up, McMahon said, so Thursday's result was a good sign.
Comartin and Bill Rutsey, CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association, testified before the committee and took questions in the hour-long hearing in Ottawa.
The bill proposes to amend the Criminal Code to make it lawful for any provincial government to operate a lottery involving single sporting events.
The Criminal Code allows for multiple-game sports wagering, but prohibits betting on the outcome of a single sporting event.
"Single-event sports betting would provide Canadian gaming operations with a significant competitive advantage over U.S. competitors," Comartin said in a statement on Thursday. "Studies show this slight change to the Criminal Code would generate about $70 million in wagering in Windsor alone."
 

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In other spectacular news, the Liberal's want to legalize marijuana.
 

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Thought it was already legal since I have a Pinnacle account. :howdy:
 

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woooohooo Windsor here I come. That will make it nice and easy to lose my money

although it will be fun to go there and throw down some on a game.. the lines will be very shitty.. u can tell by canada's parlay odds.

The best part bout living in Canada wouldnt be the sportsbetting being legal part.. it would be that u have access to pinnacle :toast:

-murph
 

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I thought it was already legal.....doesnt Sports Interaction operate up there?
 

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Is Windsor still the shit-hole it was 15 years ago?
 

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although it will be fun to go there and throw down some on a game.. the lines will be very shitty.. u can tell by canada's parlay odds.

The best part bout living in Canada wouldnt be the sportsbetting being legal part.. it would be that u have access to pinnacle :toast:

-murph

Your right the odds will be garbage , and pinny is still sweet
 

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SIA is in Kahnawake, which is considered a sovereign nation.



The Kahnawake Gaming Commission offers gambling licenses to Internet-based poker, casino, and sportsbook sites. It has established Kahnawake as a substantial player in that business.
Mohawk Internet Technologies (MIT), a local data center located within the territory, hosts and manages many Internet gambling websites, also providing high-tech employment to its people. MIT is the closest and fastest source for "legally hosted" gambling websites for North American players. Established in 1998, MIT has become a "remarkably profitable" enterprise.
 

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Oh trust me as much as they bitch about poverty and being left in the dark. They have it all. They have more opportunities than anyone in this country its just most are so used to getting everything for nothing most of them dont want to go to school ( for free ) or pretty much anything. Dont get me wrong I grew up with a few who were hard workers and very intellectual but I can honestly say the majority of them get everything handed to them and there for dont have any ambition to do anything then sit on the rez wit da boyz and drinks dem some beerz
 

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Oh trust me as much as they bitch about poverty and being left in the dark. They have it all. They have more opportunities than anyone in this country its just most are so used to getting everything for nothing most of them dont want to go to school ( for free ) or pretty much anything. Dont get me wrong I grew up with a few who were hard workers and very intellectual but I can honestly say the majority of them get everything handed to them and there for dont have any ambition to do anything then sit on the rez wit da boyz and drinks dem some beerz

Reparations, I have no beef with them after what the Euro-Canadians did to them with residential schools.
 

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I will be absolutely stunned if single game lines are any better than -110. No thanks.
 

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although it will be fun to go there and throw down some on a game.. the lines will be very shitty.. u can tell by canada's parlay odds.

The best part bout living in Canada wouldnt be the sportsbetting being legal part.. it would be that u have access to pinnacle :toast:

-murph

I have some great friends in Canada and I also still have an account with Pinnacle because of them.....
 

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Is Windsor still the shit-hole it was 15 years ago?

Not the nicest city in Canada, but a hell of a lot safer than across the river, especially for gamblers walking around with a pocket full of cash. Windsor also has some of the best strip joints in the country. (That said, I love Detroit. Great sports town and fun place to party, as long as you don't leave Greektown.)

As for odds, I wouldn't be surprised if the spreads in Windsor will be on par with a recreational online book. I was in Casino Niagara over Christmas and they have a small area resembling a sportsbook where you can place Pro-line wagers. I compared the pointspread odds with the odds on TheRx's free odds page and they were quite similar.
 

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