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 cashless wagering have been developed, the casino industry continues to address the challenges associated with COVID-19, and a Private Member’s Bill for sports betting is coming back to Ottawa. Come chat with CGA CEO Paul Burns, Amanda Brewer, and special guests and learn more about the opportunities to expand and enhance gaming in Canada.
CGA Enters into Agreement with Victory Square for Rapid COVID-19 Tests
Victory Square Health Inc. (VS Health) announced on October 21 that it had entered into an agreement with the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) to provide CGA members with access to the Safetest Covid-19 Rapid test. Each participating casino and bingo property will be able to access rapid, easy, efficient and cost-effective daily Covid-19 Rapid tests to ensure employees are not infected with the Covid-19 virus, which will in turn keep workplaces safe.
VS Health announced on October 6, 2020, that it had submitted all formal documents and research for Health Canada approval of its proprietary Safetest Covid-19 Rapid test.
If you are interested in learning more about the VS Health Safetest Covid-19 Rapid test, please contact the CGA.
Update on Bill C-218
The House of Commons has returned to a regular schedule of House business, which means consideration of Private Member’s Bills will resume. We expect Bill C-218 – the “Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act” – to have its first hour of debate at second reading on November 3. The Bill is being sponsored by Conservative Kevin Waugh, MP from Saskatoon-Grasslands.
The Bill continues to have all party support. After its second hour of debate the Bill will be voted on, and it will then be referred to the House of Commons Justice Committee for consideration.
CGA Update will provide reports on the Bill’s progress.
Congratulations to AGLC and PlayAblerta.ca!
Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) launched its online gambling site on October 1.
Touted as Alberta’s only provincially regulated gambling website, PlayAlberta.ca is available to Albertans over the age of 18 while within the province’s borders.
Canadian Gaming Association is Now Virtual!
The CGA moved to a virtual work environment on October 1. Please keep all current phone numbers and email addresses for Paul Burns and Amanda Brewer as they remain the same, only the mailing address for the office has changed:
Canadian Gaming Association
P.O. Box 43563 Leaside
Toronto, Ontario M4G 4G8