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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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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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Vancouver ready to host gambling summit in April: Economic impact of about 1,500 delegates worth some $4.88 million

Vancouver ready to host gambling summit in April: Economic impact of about 1,500 delegates worth some $4.88 million The Vancouver Sun Thu 15 Dec 2005 Byline: Bruce Constantineau Between 1,200 and 1,500 Canadian gambling industry representatives are expected to converge in Vancouver next year for the 10th annual Canadian Gaming Summit and Exhibition — the…

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Canadian Gaming Association Acquires Canada’s Leading Gaming Exhibition

TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ – Canada’s preeminent gaming industry association will now stage Canada’s preeminent gaming forum. William Rutsey, President and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) and Ivan Sack, President of Canadian Gaming News Inc. are pleased to announce that they have agreed in principle for the CGA to acquire the Canadian Gaming…

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Why government should stay in gaming

WEB-EXCLUSIVE COMMENT GLOBE AND MAIL Why government should stay in gaming BY WILLIAM RUTSEY WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2005 UPDATED AT 12:16 AM EDT Many people, including the editorial board of The Globe and Mail, have raised serious questions about government participation in gaming in Canada. The stories about losses associated with problem gaming are heart-wrenching and…

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