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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Canadian Gaming Association Reminds Adults Not to Give Lottery Products To Children this Holiday Season

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) and its members are discouraging parents and other adults from purchasing lottery tickets for their children or other minors through a partnership with the McGill University International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors and the National Council on Problem Gambling.   With the holiday season right around the…

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A Caution Regarding Recent Statistics Canada Gambling Data

A Caution Regarding Recent Statistics Canada Gambling Data Statistics Canada – Perspectives on Labour and Income: Gambling Issue, September 2008 The Perspectives on Labour and Income is a monthly on-line publication produced by Statistics Canada that highlights selected Canadian labour marketplace issues. Once a year, a “Gambling” Issue is published (Sept 2008 latest issue). This…

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Issues to Consider in Implementing the Socio-Economic Impact of Gambling (SEIG) Framework

In February 2008, a consortium of 10 provincial organizations* representing gaming regulators and research organizations released The Social-Economic Impact of Gambling (SEIG) Framework, which was created to “guide decision makers and researchers in measuring the social and economic costs and benefits of gambling in Canada.” The consortium invited feedback on the framework. As part of…

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Canada’s Gaming Establishments – No Place to Launder Money

Canada’s gaming operators take the issue of money laundering very seriously, and have strict standards and procedures in place to deter and detect criminals attempting to exploit casino operations. Canada’s casinos and racinos are subject to the same legislation and regulations that government other organizations handling financial transactions, including banks, trusts, life insurance companies and…

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