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Welcome to the CGA’s newest members:

We are excited to welcome the newest members to the Canadian Gaming Association, Better Collective and Push Gaming!


Promoting Careers in the Gaming Industry:

CGA and University of Guelph are partnering to promote work opportunities for University of Guelph co-op students studying in the Bachelor of Computing and Bachelor of Commerce programs. Through the university’s co-op program, students are available for 4- or 8-month work placements (program dependent).

The CGA is excited to share this opportunity to our members and encourage students to consider careers in the gaming industry. There are employer tax credits and wage subsidies available to employers. Learn More.

Deadline Approaching for ACGO Engagement Opportunities with iGaming Stakeholders:

Since the launch of the Ontario igaming market, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (ACGO) has identified emerging and potential risks. To address these risks and to ensure the Registrar’s Standards remain relevant, the AGCO is hosting a new engagement opportunity to gain stakeholder input from all interested parties (including responsible gambling and public health organizations, prospective and current igaming operators, organizations from gaming related industries, and sport governing bodies).

The ACGO is looking for feedback on the following topics by September 19, 2022: 
  1. Draft Amendments to the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming for Live Casino Products
  2. Draft Amendments to the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming for Transition Out of the Unregulated Market

Provide your input on these topics on the AGCO’s Engagement Portal

If you are not yet registered on the Portal, you will need to first register for an account. Please note that it may take up to one business day after your registration to have access to the engagement materials.

Upcoming Industry Events

The Canadian Gaming Association at SBC Barcelona:

Paul Burns, President of the Canadian Gaming Association, will be moderating the session Going Online in Ontario – North America’s 5th Largest Market, at SBC Barcelona next week.

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 16:20 – 17:00 CEST | 10:20 – 11:00 EDT

Session Description: 6 months on from the grand opening, how has the licensing and regulation held up as the pioneers of Canada’s new gaming powerhouse start to shape the landscape? The panel breaks down the licensing and regulation requirements for iGaming and sports betting in Ontario and discusses the pros and cons of the various market entry strategies for the Canadian state. The session will  feature the following panel:

  • Matej NemencCommerical Director ORYX Gaming  
  • Melanie Hainzer, CMO, Rootz
  • William Woodhams, CEO, Fitzdares
  • Martin Lycka, SVP American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, Entain

Check out the event agenda.