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Labour Market Impact in Canada

It’s a well-known fact that casinos create employment opportunities and generate tax revenue, while also serving as an economic stimulus for local communities. This is what we refer to as a ripple effect. Many of the products found at casinos require other businesses to design, manufacture and deliver them, thus spreading around the economic benefits…

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Supporting Communities with a Christmas Pajama Drive

SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES WITH A CHRISTMAS PAJAMA DRIVE Gaming remains a vital contributor to Canadian communities. Across Canada the industry strives to work closely with local groups and charities in a variety of ways to be a good corporate neighbour in the communities where we operate. At Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, the Christmas Pajama Drive at Chances…

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Scott Stinson: It seems the NHL is totally cool with sports gambling now

Would it shock you to learn that the NHL has said something that was later proven to be just a little dishonest? I know, I know: it would not. This is the league that rags the puck on concussion lawsuits and still insists that Phoenix — suburban Phoenix! — is a better hockey market than…

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Over The Boards: NHL tries to stickhandle through new world of gambling

The NHL’s about-face on gambling on hockey games — and it’s an incredible 180-degree turn from as recently as three years ago — could have repercussions which change Canadian betting laws. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman cozied up to MGM Resorts International chair Jim Murren on Monday to announce a partnership in which MGM would access…

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The Canadian Gaming Association welcomes NHL partnership on sports betting to provide a new level of fan engagement

Toronto, Ontario, October 29, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes today’s announcement by the National Hockey League (NHL) on its first sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International. The NHL’s decision to establish this partnership with the gaming industry in the United States will bring an exciting new level of engagement for NHL…

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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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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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