Canada: Sask. MP pushes for legalized single-game sports betting as bill clears second reading Connor O’Donovan, Global News Canada · February 22, 2021 at 4:15 pm A years-long push to legalize single-game sports betting, currently illegal under the Criminal Code, took a step closer to its goal this week. A private member’s bill, sponsored by Con- Saskatoon-Grasswood MP Kevin Waugh, passed through its second reading in the House of Commons Wednesday. In a rare display of cross-partisan approval, the bill passed 303-15. Speaking to Global News this weekend, Waugh said he believes the vote will be a valuable one for the sports industry in Saskatchewan and beyond. “We believe, through the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), that it’s a $14 billion dollar industry that Canadian provinces and Canadians are not getting any benefit from,” Waugh said.