History of Gaming Regulation


Spirit Sands Casino moves forward. The Gaming Agreement is signed between the Manitoba government, Spirit Sands Casino Resort Limited Partnership and MLC. The casino will be owned equally by all 64 First Nations, which will benefit equally from the casino profits. Opening is anticipated for 2012.

Canada moves toward single event sports betting. Parliament hears the first reading of a federal government bill to remove restrictions against betting on a single sport event, athletic contest, race or fight. The amendments will allow provinces to authorize single event sports betting to operate in a regulated environment under 207(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.