The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) will hit the ground running in 2015 with research, advocacy, and engagement activities including:
- Continuing to work together with stakeholders from across the country to urge the Senate to act on the repeated requests of provincial governments and communities to pass Bill C290 (single-event sports betting).
- Bringing together anti-money laundering (AML) experts from the lottery corporations to articulate and confirm the Canadian gaming industry’s commitment to protecting the country’s financial systems from money laundering and other forms of unlawful financing.
- The next update to the comprehensive Economic Impact Study that will measure the gaming industry from both national and provincial perspectives and set out the annual (2014) economic impacts generated.
- Canadian community case studies that will illustrate the positive impact of gaming from more local perspectives. The case studies will examine a number of communities with gaming facilities to measure the benefits, in terms of employment opportunities and revenue generation.
- The annual Canadian Gaming Summit will be held at Caesars Windsor June 16-18, 2015, for which an increased number of speaker and topic submissions have already been received. A new Food & Beverage component has been added to the Summit alongside educational sessions and exhibitors. It remains the must-attend event for Canadian gaming professionals.
Our busy year ahead will be one of both challenges and opportunities. We will keep you updated on our progress as we seek to foster a better understanding of Canada’s $16-billion gaming industry by providing facts and information to the public, elected officials, and key decision makers.