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Getting in the game: Canadian provinces gamble on single sports betting

So you think the Stamps are going to beat the Tiger-Cats next week? You like the Habs' chances to win the Cup? Now you can put your money where your mouth is! The multi-billion dollar industry of single-sports betting is now legal in Canada.
Single sports betting, through provincial websites, won't look quite like this at your home computer. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

So you think the Stamps are going to beat the Tiger-Cats next week?

You like the Habs' chances to win the Cup?

Now you can put your money where your mouth is — far more easily than you could in the past.

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The multi-billion dollar industry of single-sports betting is now legal in Canada. Paul Haavardsrud looks at how much provinces stand to gain.


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