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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Casino CEO Kevin Laforet honoured by industry, The Windsor Star

Kevin Laforet, chief executive officer of Casino Windsor, has been rewarded for his leadership and outstanding contributions to the Canadian gaming industry by the Canadian Gaming Association. “Kevin was one of the first hires at Casino Windsor in 1993 and has risen through the ranks to become CEO, demonstrating that a Canadian could indeed aspire…

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Canadian gaming accentuates the positive, Online-casinos

A much needed focus on the good side of gambling The online gambling industry could well take a few hints from the Canadian Gaming Association which this week focused on the positive entertainment and economic benefits of the land gambling industry as a counterpoint to the mainstream media’s apparent bias toward negative stories on the…

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Industry promotes the good in gambling, CBC News

Canada’s $15-billion gambling industry is emphasizing the positive in a new report that points to its payroll, contribution to government coffers and key role in supporting the hospitality business. Gambling is “larger than magazine, book, spectator sport, movie theatre and performing arts sectors combined,” the Canadian Gaming Association said Thursday in a release about the report. “We would like…

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It’s time to regulate online gaming into Ontario model, Ottawa Citizen

It’s time to regulate online gaming into Ontario model The Ottawa Citizen Saturday, March 11, 2006 Byline: W. P. Rutsey Re: Hypocrisy and gambling, March 3. The Citizen editorial has mixed the rather straightforward issues of consumer protection and respect for the law with the more complex issues of morality and the legal and regulatory framework within…

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