Tag Archives: Canadian Gaming Association

Canada ‘Single Sports Betting Act’ enters final Commons passage

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is monitoring Commons developments closely as ‘Bill C-218 – The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act’ enters its final passage to become a federal legislation.   Updating industry stakeholders, the CGA confirmed that Ottawa’s House of Commons will undertake its final review of Bill C-218, which aims to amend Canada’s criminal code to allow for single …

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Inbound budget sees Ontario pull the trigger on its igaming framework  

The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is set to move ahead and establish the foundations for a liberalised igaming market – a move that will likely have significant consequences for how Canada chooses to regulated sports betting. Publishing its provincial budget, Ontario’s legislative assembly will reveal its conditions for launching a regulated igaming marketplace – a subject that …

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Canada’s sports betting hearings threatened by Trudeau’s ’emergency recess’ 

Further frustrations appear on the legislative horizon for the Canadian sports betting marketplace, after the Liberal Party government prorogued Parliament until 23 September.  The decision to recess Parliament and Commons presents a blow to the progress of Bill C-221, Canadian betting’s third attempt to implement a federal framework for ‘single sports wagering’. Authored by long-term sports betting advocate Brian Masse, …

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Federal or provincial… Canada stuck at regulatory crossroads

Canada’s continued resistance towards legalising a ‘single sports betting’ framework has perplexed industry observers, as a subject matter that has all political party support, professional sports’ blessings and a ready-made audience.  One-by-one as US states regulate sports wagering, the Great White North continues its slumber on adopting some form of a modern sport betting framework, replacing its antiquated parlay systems. …

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Masse pushes for third Canadian Single Sports Betting Bill

MP Brian Masse, the representative for Windsor West Ontario, has put forward his third attempt to legalise ‘single sports wagering’ federally across Canada. Despite securing cross-party support, in 2016 Masse’s Bill C-221 ‘The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’ was rejected in its final Ottawa House hearing, as PM Justin Trudeau’s newly installed Liberal Party refused to support a Canadian wagering …

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Ontario policy veteran Paul Burns takes Canada CGA leadership

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has confirmed the appointment of Paul Burns as new President and Chief Executive Officer of its trade and industry representative body. Burns was a founding member of the CGA, and has acted as a key stakeholder in the organisations initiatives and policy acting as Vice President of Affairs since 2015. A 20-year Canadian gambling executive, …

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