The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has expressed its disappointment after the House of Commons voted against a bill to permit single event sports betting, pledging to continue the fight for a liberalised gambling market in Canada.

The association spoke out after Bill C-221, the Safe & Regulated Sports Wagering Act, was rejected in the House of Commons by a vote of 156 to 133 at its second reading earlier this week.

This vote denied representatives from labour, business, sports and communities the opportunity to give testimony to the House on the issue, the CGA said. 

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