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In April, Senator Marty Deacon introduced Senate Bill 269. He wants to establish a stringent national regulatory framework to control how sportsbooks disseminate their advertisements. Additionally, his bill wants to limit celebrity involvement within the gambling space. Lawmakers do not want Canadians to feel like there is a glitz and glamour side to sports betting. …

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Gateway Casinos Reopens In Ontario After Cyber Attack

Gateway Casinos is reopening its Ontario properties after nearly two weeks of shutdown because of a cyberattack. Fourteen of its Ontario casinos, including Casino Rama in Orillia, Gateway Casinos Innisfil and Playtime Casinos Wasaga Beach, have been closed since April 16 after a ransomware attack knocked out its servers. Gateway Casinos has reopened its Innisfil …

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NHL Alumni Association Files $1.1M Lawsuit Against PointsBet Canada

The NHL Alumni Association is suing PointsBet Canada, “Ontario’s best new legal, regulated online bookmaker,” for $1.1 million. This comes after PointsBet Canada decided to end its sponsorship agreement with the charitable organization. NHL Alumni Association alleges that PointsBet is required to continue paying for its sponsorship agreement until January 2026 In a lawsuit filed …

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Shawn Lemon Appeals Gambling Suspension and Attends Alouettes' Camp

Montreal Alouettes defensive lineman Shawn Lemon appealed his CFL suspension for sports gambling and arrived at Alouettes’ training camp on Tuesday. Lemon, 35, is appealing a suspension from the league for betting on games, including one he played in. The CFL’s release did not reveal where the bets were placed. Shawn Lemon is eligible to …

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In April 2022, Ontario launched its iGaming market. That includes almost 50 operators, a provincial lottery, and more than $1.3 million active player accounts. Following in Ontario’s footsteps is the province of Alberta. They are trying to set up their own Ontario-like sports betting and online gambling market. Reports say that this could all happen …

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Sports betting advertising in Canada

Senator Percy Downe from Prince Edward Island is supporting a bill that would require Ottowa to regulate sports betting ads. He believes these companies need to face regulations in the market. Similar to the ones in the alcohol and tobacco industries. Percy Downe hopes that a “national framework” can be put in place to help …

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