CANADIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION APPLAUDS ONTARIO ON MOVING iGAMING FORWARD

Toronto, Ontario, November 6, 2020 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today applauds the Government of Ontario’s decision to move forward with legislation to make internet gambling (iGaming) a reality in this province and to ensure that the people of Ontario have access to safe and legal gambling options online. iGaming has been gaining acceptance…

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CANADIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION URGES QUICK ACTION ON LEGISLATION FOR SPORTS BETTING

Toronto, Ontario, November 3, 2020 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is pleased that Bill C-218 – The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act – today begins the first hour of debate in the House of Commons. Championed by Kevin Waugh, MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood, this Bill, when passed, will provide the communities with a powerful…

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CANADIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION WELCOMES THE INTRODUCTION OF THE “SAFE AND REGUALTED SPORTS BETTING ACT”

TORONTO, ON, February 25, 2020 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) fully supports the introduction of the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act today in Parliament as a Private Member’s Bill by Kevin Waugh, MP for Saskatoon-Grasswood. The Bill will amend the Criminal Code to make it legal to bet on the outcome of a…

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Supreme Court of Canada Grants Canadian Gaming Association Motion to Intervene in Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. V. Babstock

TORONTO, ON, October 11, 2019 – The Supreme Court of Canada has granted the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA)’s motion to intervene in the Atlantic Lottery Corporation Inc. v. Babstock. The CGA will intervene in support of the appellants, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) and its video lottery machine and software suppliers. The CGA is represented by…

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Canadian Gaming Association Calls on All Party Support For Single-Event Sports Betting

TORONTO, ON, October 10, 2019 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes the commitment made by Windsor West Liberal candidate Sandra Pupatello to amend the criminal code to enable single-event sports betting, agreeing with her comment that “there is no reason to hold back on this initiative.” “We are thrilled to have Ms. Pupatello’s support…

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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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Imagine What Super Bowl 2013 Would Look Like With Single-Event Sports Wagering

Debate Continues on Bill C290 as Senate Returns February 5 TORONTO, ON, JANUARY 31, 2013 – Want to bet on the Super Bowl? Great news – all you have to do is select your favourite NHL, NBA, or Premier League team and place your parlay bet! Your bet could already be loser by kick-off but…

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Two Thirds (64%) of Canadians Want Senate to Pass Bill Legalizing Single Event Sports Betting

Most Agree Legalization Would Provide More Government Revenue (76%), Reduce Black-Market Betting (75%) and Allow for Greater Regulation and Oversight (74%) Ipsos Reid is Canada’s market intelligence leader and the country’s leading provider of public opinion research. With operations in eight cities, Ipsos Reid employs more than 600 research professionals and support staff in Canada….

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Single event sports betting: what the experts think

TORONTO—Bill C-290, an Act to amend the Criminal Code, which will allow wagering on the outcome of a single sporting event, has certainly attracted a lot of attention recently. The bill was passed unanimously by the House of Commons at third reading after hearings before the House Justice Committee, and has passed first and second…

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Canadian Gaming Association Suggests NHL, Professional Sports Should Think Twice Before Opposing Single-Event Sports Wagering In Canada

Professional sports overlooking positive impact of enhanced protections offered by Bill C-290 TORONTO, ON, November 6, 2012 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is wondering why the NHL and other professional leagues feel it necessary to travel to Ottawa to oppose the decriminalization of single-event sports wagering. Bill C-290, An Act to Amend the Criminal…

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