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Province seeks changes to allow single-game sports betting

The province is seeking changes that would allow Ontarians to bet on single-game sporting events.

Under the current system, bettors in Ontario must play a minimum three-game parlay.

Finance Minister Vic Fedeli believes the strict regulation is driving gamblers out of the province to place their bets, costing Ontario millions of dollars.

“In the United States, they’ve quite recently changed the law and so we have eight different U.S. states now allowing single-game betting and it siphons around $100 million a year from Ontario bettors,” said Fedeli. “So, it is important that we shore this up, that we bring single sports betting to Ontario.”

Fedeli says he’s asked for an amendment to the criminal code to allow for single-game betting.