July 8, 2015
 
 
 

CANADIAN GAMING UPDATE
 

CGA Update - 2015 Summit Wrap Up
Canadian Gaming Summit Draws Highest Attendance in 19-Year History
CGA

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) would like to thank all the participants who attended and presented at the recent Canadian Gaming Summit in Windsor.

This year, the Summit experienced its highest turnout in its 19-year history, a testament to the quality and caliber of the programs and speakers as well as the experience offered by Caesars Windsor.

With a prominent roster of speakers including Richard Peddie, former President & CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, John Kennedy FitzGerald, President & CEO of The Intertain Group, Tony Santo, President & CEO of Gateway Casinos, Rick Meitzler, President of Novomatic Americas, and Butch Carter, former coach of the Toronto Raptors and General Partner of the Canadian Basketball League, the CGA is pleased with the feedback from attendees, who expressed a high degree of satisfaction with this year’s Summit.

Also noteworthy is the coverage that Richard Peddie’s keynote received in the Windsor Star. If you haven’t read the article yet we encourage you to do so. The CGA’s Twitter (@CanadianGaming) feed can provide you with a link.


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INDUSTRY NEWS
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation completes purchase of shares from the estate of Ross Mcleod
CGB
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced purchase of 3,400,000 common shares of the Company from a company controlled by the Estate of Ross J. McLeod.

JCM Global names Hikaru "Terry" Izawa President
CGB
JCM Global CEO Yojiro Kamihigashi has appointed long-time JCM leader Hikaru “Terry” Izawa as President of JCM Global, pending any necessary regulatory approvals. Izawa will be based in the company’s Las Vegas offices.

 
 
Product Spotlight

 
Ainsworth Game Technology
Flying Horse™ is the latest addition to Ainsworth’s popular Sweet Zone™ brand. In this exciting game, special ‘Sweet Zones’ appear on reels 2 & 4 of the main and feature games.  When ‘Horse’ appears in both ‘Sweet Zones’ the entire game array transforms to wild symbols.  Flying Horse also boasts a Wild Re-Spin Feature and a Free Games Feature with an expanded 9x5 symbol array. Read More
 
 

GLiCloud Inventory Management System from Gaming Laboratories International reaches 100,000 game milestone
CGB
The award-winning GLiCloud® inventory management and tracking system from Gaming Laboratories International has surpassed a monumental milestone. More than 100,000 games are now attached to the system in North America, which is used by 52 clients at 116 locations.

Gaming Nation Inc. - Amendment to the Board of Directors
CGB
Gaming Nation Inc. announced that effective today Andrew DeFrancesco has resigned from the board of directors of the Company, but will continue to act as a strategic advisor to the Company.

 
 
Product Spotlight
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CashTech’s wide range of equipment and solutions allow business owners, controllers and accountants to decrease currency losses, increase security and reduce labour costs related to counting and processing cash and coin. CashTech’s large selection of cheque scanning equipment makes depositing quicker and easier increasing your company’s cash flow. Read more
 
 

Belgium National Lottery embraces kraft paper trend with Pollard Banknote's Eco Scratch instant tickets
CGB
Pollard Banknote Limited is pleased to announce that the Belgium National Lottery (Loterie Nationale) has launched an instant ticket featuring one of Pollard Banknote's latest innovations—Eco Scratch™.

GAMING BUSINESS
 

[VIDEO] Power play: betting bill stalled in Senate
CTV NEWS
Act to allow single sports betting may not pass before election.


Gateway Casinos & Entertainment signs a 10-year extension of operating agreement for Cascades Casino Resort in Langley
CGB
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announces today that they have signed a 10 year extension option agreement with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation for the Cascades Casino Resort in Langley, BC. Under this agreement Gateway remains the casino operator of Cascades through to May 2025.

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Surrey's new entertainment destination - Elements Casino - to open winter 2015
CBG
As the owner and operator of leading gaming entertainment venues such as River Rock Casino Resort and Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is proud to announce the launch of Elements Casino, set to open this winter.

ENGAGEMENT
 
Maple Leafs eye fantasy sports payday
TSN
The Toronto Maple Leafs have sought legal advice in recent days about whether daily fantasy sports gaming is legal in Canada.

Executive Q&A: Tony Santo, CEO, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
CGB
As chief executive of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, Tony Santo oversees one of the largest casino and entertainment companies in Western Canada, which has grown from just two facilities with 150 employees to 12 facilities with over 3,000 employees.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS
 
Anti-money laundering: Changes are coming
CGB
Anti-money laundering measures have been part of the gaming industry for decades. While mandatory reporting measures are more recent, participants in the gaming industry have had control activities to mitigate against individuals or organizations using casinos to "launder" money from illegal activities for years.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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