CGA Update Volume 3

CGA Update Volume 3

VOLUME 3, JUNE 2018

Welcome to the CGA Update. As part of our outreach to Canada’s gaming industry, the CGA Update will provide you with insights and updates on the association’s projects and activities. Let us know what you think, we value your feedback. You can always reach us at info@canadiangaming.ca

CANADIAN GAMING INDUSTRY GATHERS IN NIAGARA FALLS

The 2018 Canadian Gaming Summit wrapped up last Wednesday after a successful return to the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. More than 950 participants spent two days listening to gaming experts cover a wide range of topics on the theme of “Technology Holds the Key”, from sports betting and AML to the newest trends in gaming management systems and compliance and security.

Stowe Shoemaker, Dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV, and one of three keynote presentations, spent an hour on marketing to casino and resort customers that got many people thinking, and Paul Lauzon and Paige Schoenfeld from Ipsos presented another keynote and walked us through new data for Gen X, Y and Z, such as mobile pay and virtual currency are growing in popularity among Gen Y and Gen Z and that Gen X will indulge in buying a draw game ticket or an instant scratch ticket.

Thank you to everyone for attending – participants, vendors, suppliers, speakers and all those who helped make the 2018 Summit one of the best yet.

Two of our keynotes had PowerPoints, which you can access here:

CUSTOMER LOYALTY – STOWE SHOEMAKER, PhD, JUNE 20, 2018
IPSOS SUMMIT 2018 RESEARCH: GAMING WITH X, Y, Z

Also, if you are interested in contacting Stowe to obtain any of the articles he mentioned during his talk, you can reach him at stowe.shoemaker@unlv.edu

Than you again for your support – and see you next year!

NEW MEMBERS & AFFILIATES

The CGA’s mandate is expanding to be more inclusive regarding its membership in order to broaden the representation and recognize the different roles we all play. 

The goal is to provide an opportunity to create alliances within the Canadian gaming industry in order to focus collectively on issues that matter, because we believe we can accomplish more together than we can alone.

We are pleased to announce the following new members and affiliate members of the CGA:

Affiliate members:
•    BC Gaming Industry Association 
•    Commercial Gaming Association of Ontario
•    Gaming Securities Professionals of Canada 
•    Gaming Standards Association

CGA members:
•    Covers Media Group
•    Hard Rock Casinos
•    Unisync Group 

LOOKING AHEAD

A reminder that the CGA is holding a Member Briefing on Ontario’s new Conservative government on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Ontario’s first Progressive Conservative government in 15 years will be sworn in this coming Friday. Join us for a post swearing in briefing to learn how your organization can navigate this government.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

8:00AM – 9:30AM
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay Street (Commerce Court West) Suite 4000
M5L 1A9