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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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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David Silver’s op-ed

The CGA Supports David Silver’s Position on Sports Betting The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) fully endorses the op-ed written by NBA commissioner David Silver on November 13, 2014, as he points to the experience in England and places outside of the United States where sports betting is legal, regulated and popular to underscore the need…

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Educational Program at the 2015 Canadian Gaming Summit

The 2015 Summit is heading to Caesars Windsor June 16-18th, 2015 and we are looking for your input and expertise as we build our educational program. You may have seen a recent email from the Summit issuing our annual call for papers from the industry. We encourage you to take a moment and consider making…

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C290: Take action and urge the Senate to move the bill forward!

Bill C290,  “An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sports Betting)”, is a private members bill that would remove an out-of-date section of the Criminal Code that prevents single-event sport wagering in Canada. The bill, unanimously approved by all parties in the House of Commons, remains stalled in the Senate.

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Balancing public dialogue through education and advocacy

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) was incorporated nationally in 2005 by a group of founding members who recognized the need for a national voice to represent the Canadian gaming industry.

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