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Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act (S.C. 2021, c. 20)

Assented to 2021-06-29

Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act

S.C. 2021, c. 20

Assented to 2021-06-29

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)


This enactment amends paragraph 207(4)(b) of the Criminal Code to make it lawful for the government of a province, or a person or entity licensed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of that province, to conduct and manage a lottery scheme in the province that involves betting on a race — other than a horse-race — or fight, or on a single sport event or athletic contest.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

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 Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act.

R.S., c. C-46Criminal Code

 Paragraph 207(4)(b) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:

  • (b) bookmaking, pool selling or the making or recording of bets, including bets made through the agency of a pool or pari-mutuel system, on any horse-race; or

Coming into Force

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 This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.


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