CGA Update Volume 8

WELCOME TO CGA’S NEW MEMBERS!

operators, manufacturers and suppliers to Canada’s gaming industry. We work to create alliances with lottery corporations, regulators, and other industry stakeholders to encourage joint participation to advance issues of common cause.

If you’d like to join our members, please visit canadiangaming.ca/membership for more information and to access an application form.

 

CGA GRANTED STANDING IN INQUIRY INTO MONEY LAUNDERING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

The CGA was recently granted standing at the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering launched by the B.C. provincial government to examine the extent, growth, evolution and methods of money laundering in various sectors such as gaming and horse racing, real estate, financial services, luxury goods and professional services including legal and accounting. The CGA made the decision to seek standing to ensure the gaming industry is evaluated and considered in a fair and factual manner.

The work of the Commission will directly affect the interests of the Canadian gaming industry, as the Commission’s Terms of Reference empower the Commission in Section (2)(a) “to make recommendations the commission considers necessary and advisable, including recommendations respecting the following: i. the regulation of [gaming and horse racing]”.

The CGA through its submission will outline the Canadian gaming industry’s commitment to AML best practices, continuous improvement including the examination of emerging technologies, and learnings from jurisdictions outside of Canada. We will be working with our members and industry partners to ensure the Commission has the best possible information as they evaluate recommendations which affect our industry.

NATIONAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS STUDY RELEASED IN JUNE

The CGA released its National Economic Benefits of the Canadian Gaming Industry study in June, and it examines the size, growth of the and impact of the Canadian gaming. If you missed the last CGA Update with links to the material, you can find the full report, summary, and a series of infographics including provincial snapshots for download here.

SUMMIT 2019 RECAP

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Canadian Gaming Summit in Edmonton in June. Attendance was strong, as almost 850 participants from across the county gathered for a day-and-a-half to network, attend education sessions, and listen to Shawn Kanungo, our keynote speaker. Thank you also to AGLC for hosting the Summit and to Gateway for opening up their facilities for our networking events.

The 2020 Summit will take place in Toronto, June 16-18, 2020. Save the dates!

CGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Canadian Gaming Association held its annual meeting on June 17, 2019 in Edmonton. Members elected the CGA Board of Directors for 2019/20. We would like to thank the CGA Board members for the time and commitment to the association. The full Board includes:
Danielle Bush, Miller Thomson LLP
David Flinn, IGT Canada
Ilkim Hincer, Hard Rock Casinos
Carrie Kormos, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Chair)
Adriane McGrath, Konami
Rick Meitzler, Novomatic Americas
Robert Parente, Scientific Games
Edward Peters, Everi
Robert Scarpelli, HLT Advisory Inc
George Sweny, The Stars Group
Shelley White, The Responsible Gambling Council
Paul Burns, CGA

APPLY NOW FOR THE WILLIAM RUTSEY FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP

The William Rutsey Future Leaders Scholarship will be awarded to a member of the Canadian gaming industry who wants to further his or her career and develop the necessary skill to become a leader.

Applicants are chosen for their potential to make a difference to their employer, community, and the Canadian gaming industry, and will be granted $2,500 to focus one one of three areas:
Technology and innovation
Executive leadership
Business administration

Only one scholarship will be awarded in 2019. Submissions can be made at canadiangaming.ca/scholarship and will be accepted until November 29, 2019.