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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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Canada’s Gaming Industry Believes Current AML Controls Work

   

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Paul Burns: The future of Canadian gaming is bright

Canada is currently positioning itself as an alternative gambling destination in North America. But with Las Vegas just around the corner, Canada needs to work double-time in order to compete with one of the world’s premier gambling hub. Paul Burns, vice president of Canadian Gaming Association, pointed out that Canadian government and stakeholders are teaming-up…

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July 26: Monarchs’ return? Plus other letters to the editor

Bet on disagreement Re Greater Toronto Should Say No To More Casinos (July 25): In 2015, Toronto City Council voted to accept an expanded gaming facility – with conditions – at Woodbine Racetrack. While the process has been slow-moving, it has been moving forward. An operator will soon be selected, and serve as a catalyst…

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Ipsos Summit Research

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) commissioned a research study from Ipsos in Spring 2016 for the Canadian Gaming Summit. The data was presented by Paul Lauzon during the Canadian Gaming Summit in Ottawa in June 2016. The focus for the study was to examine how casinos could improve the overall offer, not only to keep…

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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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