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The Canadian Gaming Association Announces Appointment of Five New Board Members

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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, [email protected]

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Scientific Games and BCLC Sign Five Year Extension for Digital Sports and iGaming Solutions

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Scientific Games Corporation and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation have expanded their longstanding relationship an additional five years through 2024.

The renewed relationship will see Scientific Games provide a fully upgraded suite of digital sports betting and iGaming solutions, including player account management services. BCLC will benefit from the full range of Scientific Games’ OpenSports™ product suite, including promotions, scoreboards, and seamless user interface. OpenSports powers sports betting operations with the player at the heart of its solutions, keeping engagement, reliability, and an intuitive interface top-of-mind.

Jordan Levin, Group Chief Executive of SG Digital, said, “We’ve worked closely with BCLC for years, and we’re excited to continue building momentum with them in the Canadian market. Our gaming platforms and sportsbook solutions are a perfect fit for their large audience, and the continued trust, confidence, and innovation on both sides will drive positive growth in the industry.”

Cameron Adams, Interim VP, Digital & Enterprise Services at BCLC, said, “We’re excited to continue our relationship with Scientific Games and offer a comprehensive array of sports betting technology to our players. Scientific Games has helped power significant growth for BCLC’s PlayNow.com digital gaming site over the past several years, and this will help us to continue to grow and evolve our customer experiences into the future.”

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Second Quarter of 2019-2020 – Loto-Québec on track with its budget forecasts

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Loto-Québec reported total revenues of $1.415B for the first half of the 2019–2020 fiscal year, while consolidated net income reached $736.0M.

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“Since 2015–2016, our total revenues for the first six months of the year (for the same number of days) have increased by $127.2M (+9.9%). During the same period, tightly managed expenses have helped boost our consolidated net income by $110.3M (+17.6%). All our sectors contributed to this increase,” said Lynne Roiter, President and CEO.

HIGHLIGHTS

Lotteries

  • Revenues from this sector decreased compared to the same period in 2018–2019. The decline was expected, as an exceptionally high number of Lotto Max Maxmillions was offered last year.
  • A total of 24 prizes of $1M or more were won in Québec during the second quarter.

Casinos

  • This sector, which includes Loto-Québec’s brick-and-mortar casinosonline casino and gaming halls, saw its revenues grow.
  • Two themed event series attracted visitors to the casinos during the second quarter: Futuristik and Vegas.

Gaming establishments

  • The video lottery terminal (VLT) network reconfiguration plan will produce its full effects this year. Consequently, revenues from VLTs located in areas targeted by the removal of terminals declined. Revenues from bingo and Kinzo halls continue to grow.

Note: There were six more days in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2018–2019.

The quarterly report is available on Loto-Québec’s website.

 

Source: Loto-Québec

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Canadian Gaming Association calls on all party support for single-event sports betting

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The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) welcomes the commitment made by Windsor West Liberal candidate Sandra Pupatello to amend the criminal code to enable single-event sports betting, agreeing with her comment that “there is no reason to hold back on this initiative.”

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Pupatello’s support and call on all parties to fight for the simple amendment that provinces requested 10 years ago that would benefit places like Windsor,” stated Paul Burns, President and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association. “This change would give provinces the tools to deliver a safe and legal option to Canadians while helping economic benefits, such as jobs, flow to communities and provincial governments.”

Canadians enjoy sports betting because they are wagering approximately $10 billion annually through illegal bookmaking operations in Canada, usually operated by organized crime organizations. Additionally, more than $ 4 billion is wagered through offshore online sports wagering sites. Currently, only $500 million is wagered through legal provincial sports lottery products offered to Canadians, which means many people are betting through illegal and often dangerous means.

The Canadian gaming industry touches almost every corner of our country. From Corner Brook, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia, hundreds of communities benefit from gaming. Gaming in Canada provides almost 182,500 jobs and good salaries – the average national wage is $65,000 – and a portion of the revenue generated equalling $9.1 billion is transferred to fund government, community programs, charitable causes, and First Nations initiatives. However, inaction on single-event sports wagering means these benefits are threatened, especially in border communities like Windsor.

“Let us not lose sight of how one small change can drive enormous benefits to the Canadian gaming industry, Canadian communities, as well as Canadians, who just want to be able to bet on the outcome of the Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, or World Series,” added Mr. Burns. “The CGA has been advocating for single-event sports wagering for a decade. With all party support and assistance from our federal government, its time has come.”

 

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. www.canadiangaming.ca

 

SOURCE Canadian Gaming Association

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