Canada has seen a dramatic shift in terms of gambling regulation since the 1800s, including sports betting. The country put a ban on all forms of gambling through its Criminal Code. This took place in the year 1982. However, the approach towards gambling quickly changed and by the early 1900s both bingo and raffles were being allowed for charitable purposes.
Shortly thereafter, horse racing was an allowed form of gambling throughout the country. In 1990, the change in amendments made to Canada’s Criminal Code, the provinces of Canada were given individual authority to regulate the laws lotteries, slot machines, casinos and racing, Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall in Canada became the first land-based casino in 1971.