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U.S. overturning ban on sports betting means Canadian gaming could fall behind; experts

A U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a decades-long ban on sports betting might make it even harder for Canada’s gaming industry to compete, experts say. The Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in a 6-3 ruling on Monday, a decision which several organizations quickly encouraged Canada to mimic….

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U.S. sports betting legalization threatens Canadian gaming business

There is hope in the Canadian sports gambling community that a landmark legal decision in the United States will finally spur modernization in this country. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a longstanding federal law that had barred most state-authorized sports betting outside of Nevada. It will now be up to individual states…

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Canadian Gaming Association Available To Comment On U.S. Supreme Court Sports Wagering Ruling

TORONTO, ON, May 14, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes the decision by the United States Supreme Court to strike down a federal law that bars gambling on sports betting. Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), opening the door for regulated…

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Paul Burns addressing the House of Commons Finance Committee

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The Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes Minister Eby’s Recommendations

TORONTO, ON, March 27, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes today’s recommendations by the Hon. David Eby, British Columbia’s Attorney General, to the House of Commons Finance Committee as part of its review of the Proceeds of Crimes (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. Minister Eby’s request for enhanced information sharing between law…

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Canadian Gaming Association names Burns as new CEO

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has appointed Paul Burns as president and chief executive with immediate effect. Burns has been a member of the Canadian gaming industry for the past 20 years, serving in a series of senior roles. Starting as a senior policy advisor to Ontario’s minister responsible for gaming, Burns went on to…

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Paul Burns Appointed President And Ceo Of The Canadian Gaming Association

TORONTO, ON, March 1, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is pleased to announce that Paul Burns has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the CGA, effective immediately. Mr. Burns has been part of Canada’s gaming industry for approximately 20 years. His first role was as a…

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Ontario Looking To Expand Online Sports Betting Options, Including In-Game Wagering And Esports

The Ontario Gaming and Lottery Association is looking to broaden its sports betting offerings. According to a report from CBC, the OGL is taking proposals for an overhaul of its online and mobile betting platform. The expansion could include novelty and esports betting, as well as in-game wagering. Four other provincial jurisdictions currently have similar…

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Dec. 11: Ruled by money. Plus other letters to the editor

Ruled by money Your editorial When Money Runs Politics (Dec. 8) gets the disastrous outcome for democracy right: When 50 individuals contribute 15 per cent of the political donations, it’s clear that the donor class is the ruling class. Lest readers lament that the prototypical, representative republic-of-the-people-by-the-people has been hijacked recently by the donor class,…

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Sudbury Accent: New casino will benefit city

The slots operating in Sudbury since 1999 has contributed just shy of $40 million to the city, money which has been invested in infrastructure development, as well as community programs and services. The profits from the new Sudbury casino will continue to be shared between the province of Ontario and Gateway Casinos, irrefutable evidence that…

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Canadian Gaming Association Joins Sault Ste. Marie Education Partners For Unprecedented Examination Of The Training Needs Of The Canadian Gaming Industry

Algoma University, Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre to oversee national needs assessment beginning in June TORONTO, ON, May 9, 2016 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) and the Sault Ste. Marie Education Partners (SSMEP) have teamed up to undertake a needs assessment of the Canadian gaming industry, with the goal of creating a…

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Canadian Gaming Association Undertakes First Ever Examination of Perceptions of Community Leaders on Casino Development in Canada

Almost 71% of Community Leaders who are currently living with a casino in their community would accept a casino again today according to the recent Opinions of Community Leaders Study, a powerful endorsement of the benefits that gaming brings to cities across Canada. Commissioned and distributed by the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), the study is…

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CGA Update – Looking Ahead to 2016

As we turn our attention to the year ahead, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) would first like to applaud the role that Canadian gaming companies play on the global stage as leaders in innovation, product development and online gambling. Companies like Amaya and Intertain continue to dominate in markets all over the world and technology…

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Toronto City Council Puts Gaming Expansion Back on the Table

Gaming expansion is back on the table in the Greater Toronto Area after majority of councillors, including Mayor John Tory, voted on April 1 to direct the city manager to draft a report on the economic and social implications of increased gaming at Woodbine Racetrack. Toronto City Council under former Mayor Rob Ford had previously…

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