In a bid to have gambling laws relaxed in Canada, a gaming advocacy group is claiming the existence of organized crime is all the proof it needs that single-game sports betting should be legalized.
The Canadian Gaming Association released a statement on Tuesday saying a massive gambling ring bust that took place in Markham, Ont., during the Super Bowl underlines the need for the Senate to pass Bill C290 — which would legalize single-game sports betting.
"What we now have learned is that this party was just one part of a sophisticated organized crime operation taking millions of dollars in sports wagers, the proceeds of which are used to fund other illegal operations of organized crime" CEO Bill Rutsey said in the statement.
Bill C290, currently before the Senate, would legalize single-game betting in Canada. At theRead More »from Gambling advocates point to Super Bowl bust in argument for lax laws