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Canadian Race and Sports Wagering

Pari-mutuel betting on horse races is regulated and supervised by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA), a special operating agency within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

After years of sustained growth, at the turn of the millennium the Canadian pari-mutuel betting market began to feel the negative effects of competition from casinos and VLT locations throughout Canada.

Sports betting in Canada is established under the umbrella of Sport Select, which varies slightly according to the provincial lottery corporations that offer it. Originally set up for wagering on major North American professional sports leagues, Sport Select now includes English Premier League soccer and U.S. college basketball. Under the law, only parlay bets can be made, in which players must bet on a minimum of two games (three in some provinces) in one wager. There have been a number of attempts to bring single-game sports betting to Canada. The latest attempt – bill C-290, which passed the House of Commons in 2012 – has been blocked by the Senate for more than three years.

Canadian Race and Sports Wagering Properties

Assiniboia Downs
Century Downs Racetrack and Casino
Dauphin Fairgrounds
Deloraine Fairgrounds
Elements Casino
Evergreen Park
Exhibition Park Raceway and The Sulky Room
Flamboro Downs
Fort Erie Race Track
Fredericton Raceway and Winners Lounge
Gateway Casino - Clinton
Gateway Casino - Dresden
Gateway Casino - Hanover
Gateway Casino - London
Gateway Casino - Sudbury
Georgian Downs
Glenboro Fairgrounds
Grand River Raceway
Hastings Racecourse
Hiawatha Horse Park & Entertainment Centre
Holland Fairgrounds
Inverness Raceway
Killarney Fairgrounds
Marquis Downs
Miami Fairgrounds
Millarville Racetrack
Mohawk Racetrack
Northlands Park
Northside Downs
OLG Slots at Ajax Downs
Portage Industrial Exhibition
Red Shores Racetrack & Casino
Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre
Rocky Mountain Turf Club and Bully's Sport & Entertainment Centre
Rossburn Fairgrounds
Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs
St. John's Racing & Entertainment Center
Summerside Raceway
Truro Raceway
Wawanesa Fairgrounds
Woodbine Racetrack
Woodstock Racetrack and Slots
Yorkton Exhibition Park
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