Many Canadians jumped for joy when Sandra Pupatello, a candidate in Windsor West, said she and the Liberal party would be pushing for legislation that would make single sports betting legal in Canada. Currently, the practice is outlawed by Canada’s Criminal Code, although people can place parlay sports wagers through lotteries run by the government, such as Ontario’s OLG. The ban on single sports betting began more than 100 years ago, and was made because of the government’s concern over fixing of matches. Canada’s ban is not an altogether surprising ban, and many other countries implemented similar laws. But as more and more countries have moved to repeal such bans — most notably the United States — Canada feels like it is currently behind the eight ball.