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Canadian Gaming Summit Recognizes 2019 Award Winners in Edmonton

TORONTO, ON, June 20, 2019 – Every year, The Canadian gaming industry honours the achievements of members within its community. The 2019 Canadian Gaming Summit in Edmonton will recognize one outstanding member in its community for their exceptional leadership and contributions to the industry. In addition, four members of the First Nation’s gaming community will…

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Canadian Gaming Industry Delivers Real Benefits to All Regions of the Country

TORONTO, ON, June 19, 2019 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today released its National Economic Benefits of the Canadian Gaming Industry (the “Study”), which examines the size, growth of the and impact of the Canadian gaming industry as it welcomes gaming industry professionals from across Canada and around the world who are gathered at…

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The Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes the Ontario Government’s Move to Regulate Online Gambling in Ontario

Toronto, Ontario, April 11, 2019 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes today’s announcement by the Ontario government to establish a regulatory system for online gambling in Ontario to give consumers access to “safe and legal gambling options”. Ontarians are spending in excess of $500 million annually gambling with on offshore websites, and the CGA…

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The Canadian Gaming Association welcomes NHL partnership on sports betting to provide a new level of fan engagement

Toronto, Ontario, October 29, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes today’s announcement by the National Hockey League (NHL) on its first sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International. The NHL’s decision to establish this partnership with the gaming industry in the United States will bring an exciting new level of engagement for NHL…

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The Canadian Gaming Association Announces Appointment Of Five New Board Members

TORONTO, ON, July 30, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today announced the appointment of five new members of the Association’s Board of Directors, which took place during the CGA’s Annual General Meeting at the end of June. Carrie Kormos, SVP Marketing & Communication, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, Chair Danielle Bush, Partner, Miller Thomson…

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The Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes German Report Recommendation To Enhance Regulatory Framework In British Columbia

TORONTO, ON, June 27, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes the release of the German Report and the recommendations put forward to improve anti-money laundering policies and practices in B.C.’s gaming industry. The CGA agrees that it is time for both the provincial government and casino industry to move forward together to build…

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Canadian Gaming Association Available To Comment On U.S. Supreme Court Sports Wagering Ruling

TORONTO, ON, May 14, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes the decision by the United States Supreme Court to strike down a federal law that bars gambling on sports betting. Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), opening the door for regulated…

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The Canadian Gaming Association Welcomes Minister Eby’s Recommendations

TORONTO, ON, March 27, 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes today’s recommendations by the Hon. David Eby, British Columbia’s Attorney General, to the House of Commons Finance Committee as part of its review of the Proceeds of Crimes (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. Minister Eby’s request for enhanced information sharing between law…

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July 26: Monarchs’ return? Plus other letters to the editor

Bet on disagreement Re Greater Toronto Should Say No To More Casinos (July 25): In 2015, Toronto City Council voted to accept an expanded gaming facility – with conditions – at Woodbine Racetrack. While the process has been slow-moving, it has been moving forward. An operator will soon be selected, and serve as a catalyst…

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Vancouver ready to host gambling summit in April: Economic impact of about 1,500 delegates worth some $4.88 million

Vancouver ready to host gambling summit in April: Economic impact of about 1,500 delegates worth some $4.88 million The Vancouver Sun Thu 15 Dec 2005 Byline: Bruce Constantineau Between 1,200 and 1,500 Canadian gambling industry representatives are expected to converge in Vancouver next year for the 10th annual Canadian Gaming Summit and Exhibition — the…

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Canadian Gaming Association Acquires Canada’s Leading Gaming Exhibition

TORONTO, Dec. 12 /CNW/ – Canada’s preeminent gaming industry association will now stage Canada’s preeminent gaming forum. William Rutsey, President and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) and Ivan Sack, President of Canadian Gaming News Inc. are pleased to announce that they have agreed in principle for the CGA to acquire the Canadian Gaming…

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Why government should stay in gaming

WEB-EXCLUSIVE COMMENT GLOBE AND MAIL Why government should stay in gaming BY WILLIAM RUTSEY WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2005 UPDATED AT 12:16 AM EDT Many people, including the editorial board of The Globe and Mail, have raised serious questions about government participation in gaming in Canada. The stories about losses associated with problem gaming are heart-wrenching and…

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