The Canadian Gaming Association welcomes NHL partnership on sports betting to provide a new level of fan engagement
October 30, 2018
The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes today's announcement by the National Hockey League (NHL) on its first sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International.
The NHL's decision to establish this partnership with the gaming industry in the United States will bring an exciting new level of engagement for NHL fans both in arenas and casino sports books across America.
The CGA welcomes this partnership and invites the NHL to work with Canada's gaming industry to bring about the legislative changes necessary to offer this same level fan experience to Canada. Canada has had legal parlay sports wagering for decades. To remove the prohibition on single-event wagering, a simple amendment to repeal paragraph 207(4)(b) of the Criminal Code is required.