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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

ARCHIVES

Statement from the Canadian Gaming Association

Toronto People opposed to a gaming entertainment centre in Toronto are certainly entitled to their strong, heartfelt opinions – but they shouldn’t be allowed to present their fears and objections as facts. To get the facts we need only to look to the experience of over a decade of casino-style gaming across the province, including…

Read More

54% of Toronto Residents Support Idea of New Casino in Toronto

If Casino were Part of Larger Complex Including Restaurants, Shops, Entertainment and Hotel, Four in Ten (37%) More Supportive Toronto, ON – Almost all Torontonians (89%) have heard about the possibility of a casino in Toronto and at first blush 54% of Torontonians support the idea while nearly half (47%) oppose it according to a…

Read More

Canadian Gaming Association Acknowledges Major Milestone To Allow Single-­Event Sports Wagering In Canada

Bill C-­‐290 passes third reading with all-­‐party support and is sent to the Senate TORONTO, ON, March 2, 2012 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today is pleased to acknowledge a major milestone for Bill C-­‐290, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code – Sports Betting, to permit single-­‐ event sports wagering in Canada. Championed…

Read More

Canadian gaming industry matures into one of the largest entertainment industries in the country, the CGA’s Economic Impact Study finds

Impact spreads: Canadian companies now technology leaders, export gaming products internationally TORONTO, ON, October 19, 2011 – Legalized gaming has nearly tripled in size since 1995, from $6.4 billion in gaming win to about $15.1 billion (2010) according to the most recent economic impact study released by the Canadian Gaming Association. With total industry revenues…

Read More