The Canadian Gaming Association is thrilled to be able to say “welcome back” as Canada’s gaming industry slowly begins to re-open. First up are Alberta and Nova Scotia, who announced that they will allow casinos to open their doors to employees, customers, charities and communities. This is a milestone worth celebrating.
Ontario Operators Roundtable with Finance Minister Rod Phillips
Senior executives from Ontario’s operators recently participated in a virtual Zoom meeting with Finance Minister Rod Phillips to discuss the safe re-opening of Ontario casinos and charitable gaming centres. The operators highlighted that Ontario’s gaming industry has submitted its overarching health & safety plan and that individual, site-specific plans were in the final stages of completion. Ontario will be ready to safely welcome back employees, customers and charities very soon.
Joint Statement from The Commissioners of the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and Canadian Football League
Bill C-218 and single-event sports betting roared back into focus late last week as a joint statement from major sports leagues was submitted to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Premiers. The CGA continues to push for the change to our Criminal Code and will keep you updated on our progress.
You might have seen the open letter signed by more than 120 CEOs of Canadian hospitality companies that appeared in The Globe & Mail last week. The CGA is proud to support the Canadian Travel & Tourism Roundtable and its #timetotravel campaign, encouraging our Federal government to open Canada up to holiday travel and to let Canadians have a crack at a summer vacation.
CGA Launches Draft Cashless Wagering Standards
A webinar was held on June 11 to preview the draft cashless wagering standards that the CGA’s Regulatory Innovation Working Group spent the last several months writing. The standards have been sent out for industry comment and we hope to be able to finalize them over the summer and release them to the provincial regulators to decided if, how, and when to implement them. If you have comments on the standards, please send them to Amanda Brewer: email@example.com.
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