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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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