By Steve McAllisterSpecial to the Star If you’ve visited an online sportsbook to place a wager or two on Bryson DeChambeau expecting the hellacious hitter of the golf ball to wreak havoc on Augusta National — and the field — at this weekend’s Masters tournament,chances are you did so without realizing that the sportsbook isn’t…

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Sask. MP pushes for legalized single-game sports betting as bill clears second reading

By Connor O’Donovan Global News A years-long push to legalize single-game sports betting, currently illegal under the Criminal Code, took a step closer to its goal this week. A private member’s bill, sponsored by Con- Saskatoon-Grasswood MP Kevin Waugh, passed through its second reading in the House of Commons Wednesday. In a rare display of…

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Canada’s sports betting revolution is finally approaching. Here’s what you need to know

By Joe Callaghan Progress? It’s hard to look back and find too much of it in Canadian sports in 2020. This after all was a year when our pro sports teams, much like the rest of us, tried and struggled to find a new normal. Our hockey teams, bless them, are still searching. But late…

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Federal government to table bill to legalize single-event sports betting

Canadians are betting an estimated $14 billion per year through illegal channels John Paul Tasker · CBC News · Posted: Nov 25, 2020  Bettors wait to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., hours after it began accepting sports bets. Federal Justice Minister David Lametti is expected to introduce…

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Celebrating a milestone: welcoming back Canada’s gaming industry!

The Canadian Gaming Association is thrilled to be able to say “welcome back” as Canada’s gaming industry slowly begins to re-open. First up are Alberta and Nova Scotia, who announced that they will allow charitable gaming centres and casinos to open their doors to employees, customers, charities and communities. This is a milestone worth celebrating….

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Leagues Joint Statement on Single-Event Sports Wagering

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Future of Caesars Windsor remains murky in new era of social distancing

Dave Battagello • Windsor Star With over 2,300 local jobs hanging in the wind, the fate of Caesars Windsor — as with casinos around the world — has industry leaders scrambling to figure out what the next chapter looks like in the new era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ontario alone,…

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Riding Out the Crisis, Mapping the Recovery

By David Ross Wed, Apr 8, 2020 For most of the 115 casinos in Canada—commercial and First Nations—the shutdown that’s gripped the industry and the world began on March 15. That’s when operators in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec began turning out the lights. “Over the next 72 hours, everything in the country was pretty…

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Canada’s casinos ‘threatened’ by Liberal stance on sports betting, proponents warn

Canada losing $14B a year to black market thanks to sports betting prohibition, casino boosters say John Paul Tasker · CBC News · The Canadian gaming industry is losing billions of dollars in sports betting revenue to the black market each year due to federal prohibitions — and a recent legalization push in the U.S….

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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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Illegal Wagering During Super Bowl Tops $150 Million

With another Super Bowl weekend come and gone, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) issued a news release ahead of time to remind Canadians that more than $150 million in illegal wagering would take place thanks to the ongoing inaction of the Senate to pass Bill C-290. The release, available at www.canadiangaming.ca, was widely distributed throughout…

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Inaugural Community Gaming Conference Underlines Importance of Industry to Communities

Charitable gaming facilities are an important part of the economic and entertainment mix across the country.  Hundreds of shelters, children’s and amateur sports programs, health, disability, and education charities, and food programs rely on grants to provide their much-needed services, and are able to keep their doors open thanks to charitable gaming. In Ontario alone,…

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A Quick Look at the Year Ahead

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) will hit the ground running in 2015 with research, advocacy, and engagement activities including: Continuing to work together with stakeholders from across the country to urge the Senate to act on the repeated requests of provincial governments and communities to pass Bill C290 (single-event sports betting). Bringing together anti-money laundering…

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University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA)

New study shows problem gambling rates stable in the United States The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) was pleased to read the findings of a new study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), which has shown that despite an increase in gambling opportunities, rates of problem gambling have remained stable.

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