In this issue: Single-Sport Betting in Canada - Legislative Update; and Governor Snyder Appoints Three New Members to the Michigan Gaming control Board, Filling All Vacancies.
Excerpt From 'Single-Sport Betting...':
We have had a number of occasions to discuss the proposed sports betting amendments being brought before the Canadian House of Commons by Joe Comartin, a Member of Parliament representing the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh. As last reported in the October 5, 2011, edition of the Gaming Legal News, Mr. Comartin had reintroduced his private member’s bill that would amend the Criminal Code (the “Code”) to allow the provincial governments to offer betting on single sporting events, an activity from which they are currently barred. At that time, we offered the opinion that there was reason to believe that this Bill, entitled Bill C-290, has a chance of being seriously considered by the House and perhaps even enacted into law.
The rapid movement of Bill C-290 since it was reintroduced into the House on September 28, 2011, confirms our opinion. It received Second Reading in the House and was referred for review and consideration by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on November 1, 2011, and is expected to be the subject of a meeting of that Committee shortly.
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