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CGA Welcomes its Newest Member

We are excited to share that Play’n GO, the world’s leading casino entertainment provider, has today announced it has joined the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA). Learn more.

Update on Bill S-269 & S-268

The CGA has been actively following two private member’s bills in the Canadian Senate  – An Act Respecting a National Framework on Advertising for Sports Betting that calls on the Federal government to  develop a national framework to regulate advertising for sports betting in Canada and to set national standards for prevention of risk for persons negatively impacted. Introduced in the Senate in June 2023, since then it had a few Senators speak to the Bill.  It was referred to the Senate Transport and Communications Committee in mid-May committee for study.

The Committee has scheduled at least four sessions for witnesses. Still, only two sessions were held where just a handful of witnesses provided testimony last week before the Senate deferred all hearings on private members’ bills until the Fall. The CGA has mobilized stakeholders from the sports, and broadcast sectors,  the RG community, and provincial agencies to make submissions or appear before committee.

Additionally, S-268, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and Indian Act – that aims to extend the right for First Nations across Canada to conduct and manage gaming within their own territories was referred to the Senate Legal & Constitutional Affairs committee on May 30th and similarly, hearings won’t begin until later the Fall.

We will continue to update you as the hearings for both S-269 and S-268 get back underway later this year.

CGA at North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA) Conference

Paul Burns, CGA President and CEO, attended the 2024 NAGRA Training & Education Conference taking place this week in South Carolina. This event brings together agencies that regulate gaming activities and provides them a forum for the mutual exchange of regulatory information and techniques. Paul participated in a plenary session on Tuesday, discussing 2024-2025 emerging issues in Gaming, and what’s on the horizon.

Upcoming Events

Don’t Forget to Register for the 2024 Canadian Gaming Summit

Register for the 2024 Canadian Gaming Summit, taking place June 18-20 in Toronto! Expo-only and full event passes are still available.

If you’re a CGA Member, you received a discounted price to the event. Check your inboxes or email us at [email protected] to get your discount code, or check the CGA Member Portal.

Learn more and register.