Bill C-218 / Sports Betting Update After five days of hearings and approximately 30 witnesses testifying before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in favour of Bill C-218, the process is drawing to a close. We expect final debate to take place in the House of Commons during the week of April 19,…

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Optimism and Opportunity in 2021 We all agree that 2020 was a year that we want to put firmly behind us. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on our business, communities and families. In these early months of 2021, the impacts of the pandemic continue be present and real for those still impacted by closures,…

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Join Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association, at Betting on Sports America on December 2 at 11:00am ET There was exciting news from Ottawa last week as the Federal government announced it would pick up single-event sports betting as a government Bill (Bill C-13). Earlier in November, Ontario’s government announced it would be moving…

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The CGA has learned that the Federal Government intends to pick up Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, and turn it into a government bill. It is being introduced at 2:00pm ET today in the House of Commons by the Justice Minister as “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (single event…

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Ontario Budget Includes iGaming Legislation Yesterday the Ontario Provincial Budget was released and specific to the gaming sector, Ontario announced the next steps in moving the regulatory model forward for iGaming. Included in the budget package is legislation that will transfer Conduct & Manage Authority for iGaming from OLG to the AGCO. Below is the…

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CGA Hosts Canadian Networking Room at G2E As with most conferences this year, G2E is also going virtual, and the CGA has been approached to host the Canadian networking room from 4:15 – 5:00pm ET on October 27. Here’s what we’ll be talking about: Canada’s gaming industry is undergoing some exciting changes: New standards for…

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Casinos in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Begin to Re-Open The Canadian Gaming Association extends a warm welcome back to operators and employees as more of Canada’s gaming industry re-opens! Ontario Health and Safety Guidelines All Ontario operators have developed site-specific health and safety plans that have been reviewed by independent third-party medical experts…

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The Canadian Gaming Association extends a warm welcome back to operators and employees as more of Canada’s gaming industry re-opens! SIGA Congratulations to the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA), which operates seven of Saskatchewan’s nine casinos, on a successful re-opening earlier this month. Manitoba After being closed down for more than four months, casinos in…

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