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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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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