Canadian Senator Bob Runciman has hit back against the professional and amateur sports leagues fighting against Canada passing the C-290 single-game sports betting bill. Runciman took to the floor of the Senate and questioned how the leagues could complain about sports betting threatening integrity when they have plenty problems themselves, before adding: “It seems to me that these leagues are doing a pretty good job of threatening the integrity of sports all by themselves.” Runciman was also realistic enough not to completely ignore the fact that Canadians spend millions on international sites already and legalizing it will bring those dollars back into the country’s coffers.
C-290 flew through the House of Commons without opposition this Spring and had already been read two of the three times required by the Senate before the leagues eventually started to pipe up. Bills have only been defeated in the Senate eight times in the past 70 years and Runciman can only sit and hope this doesn’t make it nine.
There are no such problems with sports betting in Nevada and Cantor Gaming have announced the opening of their newest sports betting location in the state. The Silverton Casino Hotel’s sportsbook, which Cantor took over earlier this year, now has a newly designed 2,000 square foot sportsbook that benefits from all Cantor’s technology – including the ability to place bets wirelessly. Lee M. Amaitis, President and CEO of Cantor Gaming, added: “We are delighted to launch this stunning new sports book today which combines our signature stylish branding with the latest in gaming technology and innovation. We are honored to partner with Silverton and offer their patrons a premier sports wagering experience.”