Latest Updates

CGA Welcomes its Newest Member

We are pleased to welcome Fogler, Rubinoff LLP as a new member of the Canadian Gaming Association. To learn more about their organization, visit the Fogler, Rubinoff website.

AGCO Releases Guidance to Support Implementation of Revised Standard for iGaming

The AGCO posted the final guidance to support the implementation of amendments to the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming related to restricting the use of athletes and other individuals with likely appeal to minors in iGaming advertising and marketing to its website on February 8.

In an email that was sent to the industry, the regulated noted that it remains committed to continued dialogue leading up to and beyond the February 28 implementation date, and if operators have any additional questions regarding the amended Standard, please e-mail [email protected].

CGA at ICE London 2024 – Recap

The CGA Hosts Members and Industry Leaders at Canada House
CGA President & CEO Paul Burns provided welcoming remarks followed by Attorney General Doug Downey, who spoke about Ontario’s iGaming market and why Ontario is a great place to grow. A panel followed, which included:
  • Sophia Arvanitis, Ontario’s Agent-General
  • Jeff Harris, Partner and National Leader Sports Business  Advisory at Deloitte Canada
  • Martha Otton, Executive Director of iGaming Ontario
  • Mark Warrington, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Flutter Entertainment

Guests sat through a short presentation and then moved to a networking reception.

CGA Participation at ICE 2024

On the first morning of ICE, the CGA participated in the World Regulatory Briefing by hosting the Canada Roundtable. The highlight was the Q&A hosted by Paul Burns with Attorney General Doug Downey and Dale Nally, Minister of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction. Minister Nally was asked about Alberta’s intentions to follow Ontario by launching an iGaming Market. While he couldn’t provide details or a timeline, he did say that the market would be open and competitive, and that “if you like Ontario, you will like Alberta. You won’t come for the weather but you’ll stay for the low taxes”.

A second panel during the session included Danielle Bush, senior counsel of McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group and Co-Lead of the national Gaming, Lottery and eSports Group, Bruce Caughill, Managing Director, Canada for Rush Street Interactive, Lindsay Slader, Managing Director of Gaming for GeoComply, and Martha Otton, Executive Director of iGaming Ontario.

ICE was a busy show for the Association, with many meetings and exhibit floor conversations, and close to 20,000 steps walked every day!

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. Learn more and register

Industry News

Nanoptix signs deal with Loto Québec to provide printers for all gaming establishments

Loto-Québec has selected New Brunswick-based Nanoptix to provide its PayCheck NextGen printer for all gaming establishments in the province. With the deal, the Nanoptix devices will serve as the exclusive ticket-in ticket-out (TITO) printers in all the properties. Read CDC Gaming Story.