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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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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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Sudbury Accent: New casino will benefit city

The slots operating in Sudbury since 1999 has contributed just shy of $40 million to the city, money which has been invested in infrastructure development, as well as community programs and services. The profits from the new Sudbury casino will continue to be shared between the province of Ontario and Gateway Casinos, irrefutable evidence that…

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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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