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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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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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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Paul Burns addressing the House of Commons Finance Committee

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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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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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