Canada's Gaming Industry

The benefits of gaming in Canada are significant. It is the largest single component of Canada's entertainment industry, contributing funds for important public programs and charities. The industry direct employs over 135,000 Canadians, pays more than $2 billion in salaries annually and represents over $10 billion in current capital construction.

Lottery, Casino Gaming, Horseracing, Slots at Racetracks, Video Lottery, and Charitable gaming all make up Canada's gaming industry. Operated in a highly regulated environment by First Nations, Crown agencies and private sector partners all offering entertaining games in world-class facilities.

Welcome to our website there is a wealth of information on Canada's gaming industry from general facts and statistics to expert research all the information on Canada's gaming industry is here.

 

CGA Updates

As we turn our attention to the year ahead, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) would first like to applaud the role that Canadian gaming companies play on the global stage as leaders in innovation, product development and online gambling. Companies like Amaya and Intertain continue to dominate...

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Did You Know?

Did you know that gaming provides more than $ 2 billion in salaries for Canadians employed in the industry?

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Did you know more than 135,000 Canadians are directly employed in the gaming industry?

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Did you know the gaming industry generates $10 billion in capital construction in Canada?

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Latest News

Algoma University, Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre to oversee national needs assessment beginning in June TORONTO, ON, May 9, 2016 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) and the Sault Ste. Marie Education Partners (SSMEP) have teamed up to undertake a needs assessment of the...

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Almost 71% of Community Leaders who are currently living with a casino in their community would accept a casino again today according to the recent Opinions of Community Leaders Study, a powerful endorsement of the benefits that gaming brings to cities across Canada. Commissioned and distributed by...

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$150 million will be illegally wagered during Super Bowl weekend alone TORONTO, ON, January 28, 2015 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is today issuing a reminder to Canadians that more than $150 million in illegal wagering will take place during Super Bowl weekend thanks to the ongoing...

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