US Supreme Court paves way for country wide sports betting

Our casinos are about to fall behind their counterparts to the south, after the U-S Supreme Court cleared the way for legalized sports betting.

The high court has struck down a federal law that banned betting on sports across the country.

The move is seen as a financial boon for the gambling industry.

It's expected the first legal bets on baseball or football could come within weeks.

In 2016, MP's voted against an NDP bill that would have allowed Canadians to place wagers on single sporting events.

It's estimated Canadians wager about $4 billion a year via offshore sports books.