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:
Marginal note:Short title
1 Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act.
R.S., c. C-46Criminal Code
(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
Marginal note:Order in council
3 This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
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