The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today applauds the Government of Ontario’s announcement to open the first licensed and regulated iGaming market in Canada on April 4, 2022. “This is another major milestone and achievement for Ontario’s gaming industry after sports betting,” said Paul Burns, President and CEO of the CGA. “The move to establish a…

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2021 was quite the year for the Canadian gaming industry and it’s wonderful to have so much to look forward to in 2022. The CGA would like to recognize everyone who contributed to the many successes: Bill C-218/single-event sports betting, helping Ontario’s iGaming market prepare to launch, getting our land-based casinos across Canada safely re-opened,…

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THE CANADIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS TORONTO, ON, November 22, 2021 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today announced the appointment of four new members of the Association’s Board of Directors, which took place during the CGA’s Annual General Meeting on November 10, 2021. Scott Burton, CEO, FansUnite Entertainment Inc. Mr. Burton…

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Advocating for Ontario’s iGaming and Sports Betting Market The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) continues to help both the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and iGaming Ontario (iGO) as it finalizes material for market open. In the past several weeks we have provided feedback to iGO on the need for an adjusted GGR rate for…

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has just released the final Registrar’s Standards, which have been updated to include the feedback on sport and event wagering standards. The sport and event betting standards were developed to address the expanded menu of sport and event betting options  and to minimize the potential compromising of…

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The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today celebrates the arrival of legal single-event sports betting across Canada, which culminates a decade-long effort to allow provinces to offer single-event wagering to sports betting fans. “This is a fantastic day for the Canadian gaming industry,” said Paul Burns, President and CEO of the CGA. “Provinces will finally be…

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has just released an iGaming Operator Application Guide to assist prospective iGaming operators understand the application requirements and begin preparing to submit their applications. All operators interested in participating in Ontario’s regulated iGaming market will first need to be registered by the AGCO. The guide was developed after…

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The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is today celebrating that single-event sports betting will soon be legal across Canada, as Justice Minister David Lametti proclaimed August 27, 2021, as the in force date for Bill C-218. This was the final hurdle for the Criminal Code change to legalize sports betting, which means that provinces and casino operators can…

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iGaming Ontario (iGO) released two documents late last week to introduce itself to prospective operators. 1. An overview of iGaming Ontario 2. Elements of the commercial agreement iGaming Ontario has launched its own portal and is inviting prospective operators to download and sign an NDA. To be eligible, the criteria below needs to apply: Intend to…

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has just released the draft sports betting standards for consultation. The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has been working with the Project Director, Sports Betting, to help get the AGCO ready to implement sports betting as the Ontario market prepares to open. The good news is that the…

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