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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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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Internet Gaming in Canada Public Perception and Behaviour

During the 2010 Canadian Gaming Summit, Ipsos-Reid presented the results of a recent public opinion survey on Canadian’s attitudes and opinions towards Internet gambling. With Canadians currently spending close to a billion dollars online this research explores current online gamblers thoughts on the products and providers they use and the coming online offerings of Canadian…

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Opinion Editorial — Response to Globe & Mail series Bad Bets

The facts are always a good bet By Paul Burns, Vice President, Canadian Gaming Association Canadians agree that people with severe gambling problems deserve help and support in dealing with their problems. There is no disputing that the stories profiled the recent Globe and Mail series Bad Bets are real and tragic, but there is…

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News Release from University of Windsor — Law professor questions liability of casinos to problem gamblers

(WINDSOR, ONTARIO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009) – Casinos should not be financially liable to problem gamblers who violate self-exclusion agreements and enter gaming houses, says a UWindsor law professor. “A problem gambler can never truly contract out their right to enter a gaming venue, because this is supposedly an incurable impulse we are dealing with,”…

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Opinion Editorial — Response to Toronto Sun Article – October 5

By Paul Burns, VP, Public Affairs, Canadian Gaming Association In a recent edition of the Toronto Sun, reporter Sharon Lem covers some familiar territory — but fails to cover the facts related to gambling and problem gambling in Canada. In fact, the article gets it plain wrong on a number of fronts. Research is mentioned,…

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