This is great news if passed by Trudeau!
The NBA, NHL, MLB, Major League Soccer and CFL commissioners have sent a joint statement to the Canadian government urging ‘prompt action’ to allow single-event sports betting
Waugh feels the pro leagues are acting now with such urgency before sports resumes to try to keep dollars from draining away.
“That ticket money is going to go somewhere,” Waugh said. “They need this more than ever.
“To get all five of them to sign that piece of paper is amazing.”
Unifor Local 444 president Dave Cassidy said the Liberal government no longer has any reason not to legalize single-event betting with the sports leagues onside.
“Sports are going to happen this summer, but without fans,” said Cassidy, whose local represents workers at Caesars Windsor casino. “This will create new streams of revenue for the leagues.
“It’ll create a different way for fans to connect to sports they can’t attend. The leagues need people to be watching these games on TV, their phones.
“I think that has a big part in the timing of this.”
Cassidy said now is the time for the government to green light single-event betting to allow for the proper infrastructure to be put in place