Ontario-based sports betting ads continue to be shown on TVs across Canada. For now, it’s the networks’ call

Two years after they first exploded onto television screens, ads for sports betting platforms only regulated in Ontario continue to bombard Canadians in markets where the websites are not regulated. A coalition of lottery and gaming corporations from eight provinces across the country wants that changed. “We are in a fight with people that are…

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Pro sports feels harsh spotlight of gambling scandals, now visible in legal market

Well-paid athletes shouldn’t be likely to run into trouble with gambling, right? Tell that to Shohei Ohtani, the MLB superstar with a $700-million US contract, whose former interpreter stands accused of illicitly taking over $16 million US from the ballplayer’s bank account — allegedly to pay off his own gambling debts. U.S. authorities say Ohtani didn’t know about the activities….

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Canada’s Marco Arop met his middle-distance hero — now, he wants to surpass him

There’s that old adage, never meet your heroes.  Except when Canadian middle-distance runner Marco Arop actually did, it was everything he could have imagined. And maybe more.  Last August in Budapest, after Arop’s breakthrough performance to become the first Canadian to win world championship 800-metre gold, the Edmonton runner was getting ready for the medal ceremony. …

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Despite decline in ticket sales, the Winnipeg Jets have never lost money, True North says

The company that owns the Winnipeg Jets says it’s never lost money since the NHL returned to Winnipeg in 2011, not even during a recent downturn in ticket sales at Canada Life Centre. True North Sports & Entertainment has turned a profit on its combined hockey, arena and merchandising operations every year the NHL has been in Winnipeg, executive chair Mark…

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