The Canadian state is moving towards legalizing betting. A new stage of reforms will be the adoption of the bill C-218 on safe and regulated rates, which is being considered by the Committee on Banks, Trade and Commercial Activities.
Nonetheless, according to the SBC Americas news portal the legalization process is discussed among many senators. President and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association Paul Burns, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League Randy Ambrosi and other representatives of the gambling industry in Canada attended the consideration of the bill. Alberta Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Corporation supported it. In turn, opponents of changes in the gambling legislation intensified, the former Ottawa police chief Vernon White introduced an amendment to the bill, which in case of adoption should send the document for revision to the House of Commons. In this case, even with a positive decision, they will not have time to accept it until the summer holidays of the Senate and the House of Commons. This will deal a blow to the gambling business, whose representatives were hoping for a faster outcome of the case.
White noted that he is not opposed to legalizing one-time bets, but he is concerned about the risk of rigging the results, therefore, he believes that his amendment is necessary to ensure safety in gambling. Another opponent of the bill, Senator Brent Cotter. is sure that the amendment will be considered and adopted, if not by the Committee, then by the Senate in the third reading of the document.