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The Canadian Gaming Association Announces Appointment Of Five New Board Members

TORONTO, ON, July 30, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today announced the appointment of five new members of the Association’s Board of Directors, which took place during the CGA’s Annual General Meeting at the end of June. Carrie Kormos, SVP Marketing & Communication, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, Chair Danielle Bush, Partner, Miller Thomson…
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The Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes German Report Recommendation To Enhance Regulatory Framework In British Columbia

TORONTO, ON, June 27, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes the release of the German Report and the recommendations put forward to improve anti-money laundering policies and practices in B.C.’s gaming industry. The CGA agrees that it is time for both the provincial government and casino industry to move forward together to build…
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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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Landmark Economic Impact Study Reveals Gaming Industry in Canada Worth $15.3 billion in Direct Spending Alone

Larger than magazine, book, spectator sport, movie theatre and performing arts sectors combined Toronto, April 26, 2007— The most comprehensive study ever conducted on the economic impact of gaming in Canada reveals that the gaming industry is responsible for more than $15 billion in direct revenue, more than $2 billion in direct salaried employment for Canadians working…
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Largest Ever Gathering of Canadian Gaming Industry Representatives

Largest ever gathering of Canadian gaming industry representatives to be held in Toronto April 25-27 National Economic Impact Study results unveiled/ Comedian Martin Short to headline opening gala Toronto, April 20, 2007— More than 1250 members of Canada’s gaming industry are expected to converge on Toronto April 25-27 to attend the Canadian Gaming Summit, a three-day…
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Number one reason Canadians gamble is for fun, not money

National survey of attitudes and gambling behaviours reveals surprising insights April 11, 2007 – Twice as many Canadians gamble simply for the fun of it, than gamble in an effort to make money, according to theannual NationalGaming Monitor: a cross-country survey of the opinions of 1,000 Canadians on the subject of gaming. Forty-eight per cent of those who…
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Play with Confidence in Canadian Casinos and Gaming Facilities

PLAY WITH CONFIDENCE IN CANADIAN CASINOS AND GAMING FACILITIES (TORONTO – March 1, 2007) Canadians can continue to play their games of chance with confidence the President of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) said today. “Trust is the cornerstone of the gaming business and Canadians should be comfortable in knowing that gaming devices are carefully…
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