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The Canadian Gaming Association Announces Appointment of Five New Board Members

Zoltan Tundik

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TORONTOJuly , 2018 – The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) today announced the appointment of five new members of the Association’s Board of Directors, which took place during the CGA’s Annual General Meeting at the end of June.

  • Carrie Kormos, SVP Marketing & Communication, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, Chair
  • Danielle Bush, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP, Corporate Secretary
  • Ilkim Hincer, VP Canadian Strategic Affairs, Hard Rock
  • Robert Scarpelli, Managing Director, HLT Advisory Inc.
  • Shelley White, President & CEO Responsible Gambling Council

“I am pleased to welcome them to the CGA Board of Directors and believe their experience will help the Association through this period of transformation,” said Paul Burns, President and CEO of the CGA. “These are seasoned professionals who have strong track records as trusted leaders in the gaming industry. I look forward to tapping into their expertise as we focus on implementing the CGA’s strategic plan.

“I’m thrilled that Carrie agreed to accept the role of Chair. She has a sharp understanding of the Canadian political landscape from her work as a political advisor and Chief of Staff in a number of government ministries. She also has significant expertise in marketing and communications in our industry. We are lucky to have access to Carrie’s skills, and I look forward to working with her.”

The Full 2018/2019 CGA Board of Directors

  • Carrie Kormos, SVP Marketing & Communications, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, Chair
  • Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association
  • Danielle Bush, Partner Miller Thomson LLP, Corporate Secretary
  • John Drake, President & CEO, Casino Rama
  • David Flinn, Regional Vice President, IGT Canada
  • Ilkim Hincer, VP Canadian Strategic Affairs, Hard Rock
  • Rick Meitzler, President, NOVOMATIC Americas Sales, LLC
  • Bob Parente, SVP Chief Revenue Officer, Scientific Games
  • Edward Peters, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Everi
  • Spencer Peterson, Vice President Technical Compliance, Konami
  • Rob Scarpelli, Managing Director, HLT Inc.
  • George Sweny, Vice President Compliance, Stars Group Inc.
  • Shelley White, President & CEO, Responsible Gambling Council

About the Canadian Gaming Association
The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the evolution of Canada’s gaming industry. The association’s mandate is to promote the economic value of gaming in Canada; use research, innovation, and best practices to help the industry advance; and create productive dialogue among stakeholders. Visit www.canadiangaming.ca to learn more about the CGA and gaming in Canada.

SOURCE Canadian Gaming Association

CONTACT: Paul Burns, Canadian Gaming Association, (416) 579-3922, pburns@canadiangaming.ca

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SIGA Reports US$262 Million Revenue for 2018–2019

Niji Narayan

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The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) has reported a profit for its casinos in 2018–2019. The seven casinos operated by SIGA had profits of CAD$82.5 million last year and revenues of CAD$262 million.

SIGA’s CEO Zane Hansen said: This performance is credited to the frequent and loyal patrons and “hard work” from employees for the successful year.

SIGA operates the Bear Claw Casino near Carlyle, Dakota Dunes Casino near Saskatoon, Gold Horse Casino in Lloydminster, Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford, Living Sky Casino in Swift Current, Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert and the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton.

Half of the profits go into the First Nations Trust fund, which then goes to bands in the province, 25% of the profits go into the Saskatchewan General Revenue Fund and the remaining 25% is shared with regional Community Development Corporations.

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Bojoko heads to Canada…

George Miller

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The hugely popular online casino comparison site launches in Canada with a completely localised offering

 

Bojoko, the hugely popular online casino comparison site, has launched in Canada for the very first time after enjoying massive success in the UK market.

Bojoko is the Airbnb of the online casino world and allows operators and game developers to upload their own listings which players then rate and review.

Good Game Limited, the company behind Bojoko, has been preparing to launch in Canada for more than two years and enters the market with a completely localised offering.

This includes partnering with licensed online casinos that offer dedicated promotions and bonuses to Canadian players and that offer localised payment options.

All content on the Bojoko website has also been re-written in Canadian English, and all currencies are in Canadian dollars, too.

Bojoko is now calling on online casino operators that accept players from Canada to post their listings and allow players to start rating and reviewing their sites.

Players that sign up to Bojoko can take advantage of exclusive offers and promotions, be notified of any news and updates and “follow” their favourite casinos and game developers.

Joonas Karhu, Chief Business Officer at Bojoko, said: “Bojoko is just what online casino players in Canada need. It is a place where they can find reputable brands and discover the best bonuses and promotions available to them.

“Bojoko has proved to be very successful in the UK by allowing operators to upload their own profiles which are then rated and reviewed by players. We believe this formula will be just as popular in Canada and look forward to welcoming Canadian players to our growing community.”

Bojoko’s Canada launch kick-starts the brand’s expansion into international markets, with plans to go live in additional online casino jurisdictions later this year.

 

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Canada Amends the Criminal Code Offence of Money Laundering

Niji Narayan

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Canada Amends the Criminal Code Offence of Money Laundering
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The Government of Canada has amended the Criminal Code offence of money laundering. The regulation changes criminalise moving money on behalf of someone despite money laundering suspicions.

“This change modernises Canada’s money laundering criminal offences to be consistent with key allies (e.g. U.K. and Australia) and provides an additional tool to disrupt and more effectively investigate and prosecute money laundering, particularly when dealing with sophisticated actors such as professional launderers,” Finance Department spokesman Greg Sommerville said.

Canada also considers other recommendations produced in the past 18 months. 120 recommendations were filed, but only 19 have been approved so far.

“Canada has fallen so far behind for so many years, we’re playing catch-up,” James Cohen, executive director of Transparency International Canada said.

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