Coronavirus taking a toll on several leagues and wagers

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The sports world came to a screeching halt in mid-March when professional and amateur leagues around the globe stopped operations as the coronavirus grew into a worldwide pandemic. The National Basketball Association was the first major professional league in North America to temporarily stop playing games, but others such as the National Hockey League soon followed suit. As of now, ... Read more

What happens during coronavirus shutdown?

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It's no secret anymore that the coronavirus has greatly affected the lives of people across the globe. A week or so ago, the World Health Organization upgraded the coronavirus, calling it a global pandemic. The virus, which started in China and initially caused outbreaks in Italy, Iran and South Korea, has now spread to just about every country in the ... Read more

Saskatchewan to push for new rules

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There has been a lot of talk recently about legalizing single-game sports wagering throughout Canada. In Saskatchewan, some lawmakers are making a realistic push toward making it legal in the province. Kevin Waugh, who represents Saskatoon-Graswood, introduced a bill recently that would amend the Criminal Code to legalize single-game sports wagering. As many other proponents of a move have argued, ... Read more

Law introduced into the House

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Single-game sports betting may finally be working its way to legalization in Canada. After months of talk -- and a few failed attempts in the past -- NDP MP Brian Masse presented a bill he co-sponsored with Conservative MP Kevin Waugh that would legalize single-event sports betting in the country. It's likely that the House will debate the bill in ... Read more

XFL openly embraces gambling, reaches large audience

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The XFL is back again, trying for a second time to be an off-season competitor to the National Football League in the United States. The second season began the week after the Super Bowl, on February 8, and the league's owner -- the WWE's Vince McMahon -- is hoping for better, more long-lasting results this time around. One positive thing ... Read more

Penn National buys stake in Barstool Sports

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A gaming company is making a major investment in a media company all as part of a push to capitalize on the huge popularity and future projected growth of sports betting in the United States. Penn National Gaming Inc. announce recently it will invest $163 million into Barstool Sports. The deal will value Barstool sports at $450 million. Penn National ... Read more

Ban coming on gambling companies sponsorsing soccer teams

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Gambling companies have been quick to add sponsorships with soccer teams throughout the UK in recent years, but that might all come to a quick stop. The UK Gambling Commission recently announced a blanket ban on betting companies getting sponsorships on soccer team's jerseys. Seven of the top gambling companies in the UK were planning to live stream games of ... Read more

Legislators continue push for single wagering

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Windsor West MP Brian Masse continues to make the rounds in his fight to legalize single-game sports betting in Canada. As a local member of Parliament, Masse recently met with a variety of stakeholders in Toronto and the Niagara region to tell them his thoughts on legalizing the practice, which as of right now is outlawed. Masse is pushing this ... Read more

Players head to U.S. for gambling experiences

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Canadians have long had an affinity for gambling, and it shows in how popular Canadian casinos are and how often Canadians gamble at online casinos. One challenge for the country, though, is that there are more opportunities for expanded gambling offerings -- and supplementary entertainment options -- at venues in the United States. In 2018 alone, roughly 1.6 million Canadians ... Read more

DraftKings to merge with two others, go public

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DraftKings has gone through a lot of changes and made a lot of developments since they first began as a pioneer of the Daily Fantasy Sports world. When the U.S. Supreme Court in May 2018 overturned a decades-old law that banned sports betting in the United States, DraftKings was one of the companies at the forefront of opening a full-fledged ... Read more