Latest Updates

CGA Welcomes its Newest Member

We are pleased to welcome bet365 as a new member of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA). To learn more about their organization, visit the bet365 website.

Notice of Ontario’s Reference on International Play in iGaming

On February 2, 2024, Ontario filed a reference with the Court of Appeal to clarify whether permitting people in Ontario to participate in online games and betting involving players located outside of Canada would be consistent with the Criminal Code.

The Order in Council sets out the question to be addressed by the court:

Would legal online gaming and sports betting remain lawful under the Criminal Code if its users were permitted to participate in games and betting involving individuals outside of Canada as described in the attached Schedule? If not, to what extent?

On March 1, 2024, the court issued a scheduling order setting out the timetable for the reference. The scheduling order indicates parties wishing to intervene in the reference must serve their materials by April 8, 2024. It also provides contact information for those parties to serve the Attorney General of Ontario.

The reference will be heard from November 26-28, 2024 in Toronto.

View the full release | Access the schedule

The Availability of Sports Betting Products: An Economic and Integrity Analysis

As announced last week, the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has launched ‘The Availability of Sports Betting Products: An Economic and Integrity Analysis’ study. The study has been prepared by H2 Gambling Capital, the leading authority regarding market data and intelligence on the gambling industry.

It analyzes the comparative impact of restrictive and liberal market regulation of sports-betting products on consumer protection, regulatory oversight, taxable revenue, market and sports integrity. The study draws on sports betting operator data, IBIA alert data, and H2’s own market data.

The Canadian Gaming Association was pleased to partner with IBIA, along with The Brazilian Institute of Responsible Gaming, The Netherlands Online Gambling Association, and Responsible Wagering Australia to sponsor this study.

Access the study.

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.