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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An extraordinary time to be a Canadian at G2E

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) predicts this will be a very busy Global Gaming Expo (G2E) for Canadians as there is no shortage of activity across the provinces. Acquisitions, mergers, innovative platforms and technologies, investments in infrastructure and development – it is truly an extraordinary time to be a Canadian company in the global gaming…

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A new sports proposition, Toronto Sun

The margins for the sports book are thin, in the 3-5% range, but they bring people to the casino. And that means hotel rooms, restaurant business, and more, said Paul Burns of the Canadian Gaming Association. “This appeals to Canadians who want a little more out of the game,” said Burns. “What’s better than a…

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Gaming invests $10B in capital construction, Daily Commercial News and Construction Record

The most comprehensive study ever conducted on the economic impact of gaming in Canada reveals the gaming industry is responsible for more than $15 billion in direct revenue, more than $2 billion in direct salaried employment for Canadians working in the industry, and $10 billion in current capital investment. Among its findings, the study shows…

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SIGA wins award, The Leader Post (Regina)

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has won this year’s Canadian Gaming Award for exemplary volunteerism and community support. SIGA won the award on Thursday at the Canadian Gaming Awards Gala Benefit in Toronto. Each year, the Canadian Gaming Association presents the awards to businesses and groups that are recognized as pioneers in the industry and…

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