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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,

69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021


An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)

June 29, 2021

BILL C-218


This enactment amends paragraph 207(4)‍(b) of the Criminal Code to make it lawful for the government of a province, or a person or entity licensed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of that province, to conduct and manage a lottery scheme in the province that involves betting on a race — other than a horse-race — or fight, or on a single sport event or athletic contest.

Available on the House of Commons website at the following address:

69-70 Elizabeth II


An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)

[Assented to 29th June, 2021]

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

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1 Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act.

R.‍S.‍, c. C-46

Criminal Code

2Paragraph 207(4)‍(b) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:

  • (b)bookmaking, pool selling or the making or recording of bets, including bets made through the agency of a pool or pari-mutuel system, on any horse-race; or

Coming into Force

Order in council

3This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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