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Riding Out the Crisis, Mapping the Recovery

Canada has 115 casinos, all of them shut down by the coronavirus. Paul Burns (l.), president and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association, looks at what’s ahead when those casinos are allowed to reopen.

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5/4/2020

article SaskGaming loses almost $30K after Casino Regina dealer colludes with player, province says
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan government's purse is $29,435 lighter due to a blackjack dealer at Casino Regina colluding with a player, according to the...

4/9/2020

article Riding Out the Crisis, Mapping the Recovery
(Canada) -- Canada has 115 casinos, all of them shut down by the coronavirus. Paul Burns (l.), president and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association, looks at what’...

4/1/2020

article Club Regent casino patron tested positive for COVID-19
(Manitoba) -- The Province of Manitoba is asking anyone who visited Club Regent Casino two weeks ago to self-isolate after a person who was there on the afternoon of...

3/28/2020

article VLTs still operating in Manitoba despite physical distancing recommendations
(Manitoba) -- It's been two weeks since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Manitoba. Schools have suspended classes, gyms are closed and casinos are shut...

3/23/2020

article Will It Be Third Time Lucky For Single-Game Sports Betting In Canada?
(Canada) -- For the third time in less than a decade, the Parliament of Canada is considering a bill to legalize single-game sports betting. Bill C-218 would redact a...

3/17/2020

article Manitoba casinos shuttered as COVID-19 lockdown grows
(Manitoba) -- As Winnipeg continues to shut down in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19, some still were willing to try their luck and play the slots one more time....
article Casinos in Alberta remain open despite limits on mass gatherings due to coronavirus pandemic
(Alberta) -- Casinos in Alberta remain open despite a restriction on mass gatherings and the shuttering of schools and daycares due to COVID-19. Other provinces –...

3/16/2020

article All SIGA casinos closing for two weeks
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has announced they are closing all of their SIGA casinos temporarily for the next two weeks. The move is in...

3/12/2020

article The Current State of Gambling in Canada
(Canada) -- Gambling is legal in Canada and its residents seem to be enjoying it. Canada is well known for its liberal tendencies when it comes to social norms, but also...

3/7/2020

article Casino Rama may add smoking room with slots to meet consumer demand
(Canada) -- A smoking room, where gamblers could spark up and play the slots, could be coming to Casino Rama. But the union representing the casino’s employees...

3/4/2020

article Lawyer slams Nova Scotia's move to protect itself against gambling-related lawsuits
(Nova Scotia) -- The province’s move to shield itself from gambling-related lawsuits amount to depriving justice to the many Nova Scotians whose lives have been...

3/3/2020

article N.S. government moves to protect itself against gambling-related lawsuits
(Nova Scotia) -- The Nova Scotia government wants to give itself immunity from gambling-related lawsuits going back to May 2, 1991, the day the cabinet of the day made...
article Sask. MP introduces single-event sports betting bill
(Saskatoon) -- Saskatoon-Grasswood MP Kevin Waugh is aiming to make single-event sports betting a reality in Canada. Last week he introduced the Safe and Regulated...

3/2/2020

article Canada Sports Betting Bill Introduced in House of Commons, Comes in Response to US Gaming Expansion
(Canada) -- A Canada sports betting bill has been introduced in the House of Commons that would expand gambling to allow betting on single-game sporting outcomes.

2/28/2020

article Sports betting in Canada is still not (completely) legal. That might soon change. (Or not.)
(Canada) -- It is the second-biggest betting event in the U.S. sports calendar and when it kicks off in a couple of weeks Canadians will likely wager tens of millions of...

2/25/2020

article Canada’s third stab at single-game sports betting likely DOA
(Canada) -- Canada’s sports bettors may be thrilled by the debut of yet another single-game wagering bill, although this one is likely doomed to suffer the fate of...
article Stinson: The only legal bets available to Canadian sports gamblers are terrible ones, but that may soon change
(Canada) -- It is a curious fact that Canada has permitted legal sports wagering for decades now, but only through provincial lottery systems that offer multi-event...
article Masse, Cassidy push for legalizing single-event sport betting in Ottawa
(Canada) -- Local MP Brian Masse (NDP — Windsor West) is once again hopeful to finally get single-event sports betting legalized by Parliament in Ottawa. Given...

2/13/2020

article Canada Casino Workers Must Pay Tax on Tips, Court Rules
(Canada) -- In Canada, gambling winnings may be tax-free, but the tips patrons give casino workers from their winnings certainly are not. That’s the opinion of...
article Canadian casino workers just got some bad news from the taxman
(Canada) -- In a bewildering instance of WTF, Canada is demonstrating that it has some pretty odd tax laws. Gamblers are given a break in the country and aren’t...

1/27/2020

article Addictions experts speak out as 24-hour slot machines approved for Alberta
(Alberta) -- Gaming addiction experts say a recent decision by Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) to allow casinos to run 24-hour slot machines is “the...

1/19/2020

article WARREN: Canada should cash in on single-event sports betting
(Canada) -- The opponents have been chosen for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2. However, we already know who the big loser will be on game day – it’s Canadian...

1/15/2020

article Masse wants to raise stakes for sports betting
(Canada) -- A local Member of Parliament is gathering support for the legalizing of single-game sports betting in Canada. Windsor West MP Brian Masse was in Toronto and...

12/28/2019

article A Man Is Suing An Ontario Casino For Almost $1M Because They Allowed Him To Lose
(Ontario) -- After losing thousands of dollars, a man is suing Caesars Windsor because the Ontario casino allegedly allowed him to gamble and lose.The gambler, Tarwinder...
article Canadian Casino is Being Sued for Allowing Man to Lose Too Much Money
(Canada) -- Canada is home to a large and profitable casino industry. Most of the country’s provinces allow gambling establishments to operate. This week, a...

12/10/2019

article Casino customers paying with bank drafts might be hiding dirty money, warns Fintrac
(Canada) -- Canada’s anti-money laundering agency is warning casinos to carefully eye customers who pay for their gaming with bank drafts — the latest method...

10/19/2019

article Whistleblower and former RCMP commander seeks standing at B.C. money laundering inquiry
(Canada) -- While others sent legal counsel on their behalf, Fred Pinnock was determined to stand before the Cullen Commission for the very first time. “I am going...

10/10/2019

article Liberal candidate Pupatello adds to calls for legal sports betting in Canada
(Ontario) -- Moves to introduce single-game sports betting in Canada have been given some added momentum courtesy of Liberal Party of Ontario candidate Sandra Pupatello...

7/8/2019

article Slow economy and market maturity impact profits at SaskGaming
(Saskatchewan) -- SaskGaming, the operator of two casinos in the province of Saskatchewan, Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw, has published its annual report showing...

7/5/2019

article SaskGaming reports 'successful' year despite downward trend in casino profits
(Saskatchewan) -- SaskGaming is reporting profits of $44.9 million coming from the province's two casinos for the fiscal year but it is a continuation of a downward...

3/25/2019

article Ontario Pushing for Single-Game Sports Betting in Canada
(Ontario) -- Citizens of Ontario currently can bet on sports games but must do so under the Pro-Line system that requires a minimum parlay bet of three games.

3/18/2019

article Canadian Finance Minister calls for single game sports betting
(Canada) -- Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli has asked for an amendment that would legalise single event sports wagering in Canada. Fedeli wrote to federal Finance...

3/13/2019

article Guest column: We can all win with single sports betting
(Windsor) -- For a government that wants to do anything and everything possible to secure Canadian jobs, amending legislation to allow for Single Sport Betting seems...

3/12/2019

article Renewed Hope For Legal Canada Sports Betting Springs Up In Ontario
(Ontario) -- Our neighbors to the north could look to join the United States by bringing legal sports betting to Canada. A Toronto Sun story last week reported the...

3/9/2019

article CFL boss says league "strongly supports" single-game sports betting
(Ottawa) -- Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie says that the CFL “strongly supports” expanding gambling laws in Canada to allow people to...

11/18/2018

article Canadian MP wants to tackle sports betting—again
(Canada) -- Citing developments in the United States, a lawmaker from Canada has said that the country needs to be a part of the burgeoning sports betting industry.

8/26/2018

article Quebec Makes Another Attempt to Ban all Non-Government Gaming Sites
(Quebec) -- The government of Quebec is once again pulling out all the stops in an attempt to ban access to all gaming sites which it doesn’t own.

7/31/2018

article Sports betting hopes for strengthened CGA
(Ottawa) -- The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), bolstered by five new board members, is “hopeful” that regulatory changes in the US will lead to greater...

5/20/2018

article Will Canadian Gaming Industry be Hurt by US Sports Betting Decision?
(Canada) -- Canadians may still be able to play online poker, but as of this week, they now lag behind their neighbors when it comes to sports betting. And that could...

5/14/2018

article California moves to allow legal bets on 49ers, other sports teams
(California) -- California could soon legalize sports betting following a decision Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn federal law that outlawed the practice....

11/27/2017

article OLG seeking expansion of sports gaming options
(Ontario) -- Lotteries in Ontario could reach out to a larger betting market sometime late next year. It could draw in Ontarians who like to bet on the more newsy things...
article Ontario's gambling agency rolls the dice on novelty, online sports betting
(Ontario) -- Think you know when U.S. President Donald Trump will be impeached? How about who the next James Bond will be? Or perhaps you have an inside track on the...

9/30/2016

article OP/ED: Vote on single game sports betting in Canada was an affront to the public and to democracy
(Canada) -- Until the mid-1980s all forms of sports betting were illegal in Canada except for horse racing and private bets between individuals. That changed in 1985...

9/23/2016

article Niagara Falls chamber disappointed single-sports betting bill defeated
(Ontario) -- Before you plunk down those dollars on the Super Bowl, remember it’s against the law. Despite a campaign by Windsor NDP MPP Brian Masse to have his...

9/22/2016

article Canada votes down single-game sports betting bill
(Canada) -- Proposed federal legislation that would amend the national Criminal Code to legalize single-game sports wagering in Canada was shot down by the House of...
article Canadian Gaming Association shares disappointment with betting decision
(Canada) -- The Canadian Gaming Association has issued a press release stating the organization’s disappointment with a parliamentary vote against allowing single-...
article Niagara politicians react to betting bill's defeat
(Canada) -- Federal Parliament was “extremely shortsighted” in defeating a bill to begin the process of allowing single-event sports betting, which could...

9/11/2016

article Liberals need a free vote on sports betting
(Canada) -- There is new hope Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government will allow a free vote later this month on a private member’s bill to...

8/30/2016

article MP betting on sports gambling
(Ontario) -- The time has come to allow single-game sports betting in Canada, an NDP MP says. Brian Masse, the member of Parliament for Windsor West, was in Niagara...

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