The Canadian Senate drew strong criticism from the country's gaming association Friday for failing to  take action on Bill C290, which would legalise single-event sports betting in Canada.

The bill passed the House of Commons with cross-party support in March 2012 and also has the backing of the Canadian Gaming Association, nine Canadian provinces and numerous provincial lottery corporations. However, the Senate has continued to delay action on the legislation and began its summer recess Friday with the bill still in limbo.

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