Latest Updates

CGA Welcomes Its Newest Member

We are pleased to welcome Continent 8 as a new member of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA). To learn more about their organization, visit the Continent 8 website.

CGA Statement on AGCO Advertising Standards

The Canadian Gaming Association participated in the AGCO’s consultation on the changes to iGaming advertising standards, and its members are committed to offering safe and sustainable products with the highest levels of player protection.

Currently, there are over 20 individual requirements related to advertising standards which cover a wide range of activities from the location of outdoor advertising to the prohibition of mass-market advertising of bonuses or incentives, to requiring customers to opt-in to receive promotions from gaming operators, and the use of celebrities or endorsers who would be expected to appeal to minors.

Online gaming operators do not target minors and have robust “know your customer” (KYC) procedures for opening customer accounts and preventing minors from accessing sites registered to operate in Ontario.

In addition to the ACGO’s regulatory standards, operators must submit all TV commercials to thinkTV for clearance. Together these provide a high level of scrutiny and all licensed iGaming operators must be in full compliance before a commercial can air on television.

Ontario has some of the most robust regulatory standards in the world, which the industry actively supports.

Upcoming Events

Register for the 2024 Canadian Gaming Summit

Registration is now open for the 2024 Canadian Gaming Summit, taking place June 18-20 in Toronto! Day passes, full event passes and expo-only passes are now available, with super early bird pricing in effect. Register Now.

Industry News

Ontario Gambling Regulator AGCO Names New Chief Strategy Officer

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has appointed Joseph Hillier as the agency’s new chief strategy officer and corporate secretary. Read the Gaming Intelligence story.