Canadian Gaming Association To Commission National Economic Impact Study

The Canadian Gaming Association (“CGA”) today released a request for proposals to engage a consultant to research, collate and document the economic impacts from all elements of the Canadian gaming industry.

In announcing the proposed study Bill Rutsey, CGA CEO stated, “In keeping with our mandate, the primary purpose of this research is to provide reliable, factual and unbiased information about the social and economic impacts of legalized gaming based upon the actual results reflected in independently derived statistical data.”

Gaming is a significant economic sector in Canada.Gaming not only generates substantial revenues for governments and charities but also employs thousands of people and purchases billions of dollars in goods and services annually from Canadian manufacturers and service providers. Over the past decade, gaming in Canada has become a $14 billion a year industry, directly employing in excess of 50,000 Canadians.

“We plan to release the findings at the annual Canadian Gaming Summit, taking place April 25-27, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre,” Rutsey added.

The Canadian Gaming Association represents Canada’s leading gaming operators and suppliers. The CGA speaks to issues of national and regional importance as the voice of the industry, with a mandate to foster a balanced understanding of gaming by bringing facts about the industry to the general public, elected officials, key decision makers and the media.

The request for proposal document can be found on the CGA website

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