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Single-event sports betting bill in Canada heads back to Senate

4 June 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, today wrapped up two days of witness testimony with the Senate's Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee. After the final witnesses appeared, the Committee proceeded to a clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill, which will be referred back to the Senate on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Witnesses included:

Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association
Randy Ambrosie, Commissioner, Canadian Football League
Chief Gina Deer, Mohawk Council of Kahanwà:ke
Chief Ross Montour, Mohawk Counsel of Kahnawà:ke
Zane Hansen, President & CEO, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Dave Phillips, COO, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Shelley White, CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council
Stewart Groumoutis, Director eGaming, British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Dr. Jamie Wiebe, Director Player Health, British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Donald Bourgeois, Gaming Lawyer, Gaming & Regulation Group Inc
Paul Melia, President & CEO, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Submissions were also made from several organizations including the Alberta Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Corporation.

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