- As reported first in Gaming News Canada, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced Thursday that it will be “engaging stakeholders on proposed changes to standards that would restrict athlete and celebrity participation in internet gambling advertising”.
- Alberta appears to be the leading contender as the first Canadian province to follow Ontario’s lead and create a regulated, highly-competitive marketplace for sports betting and gaming.
- The onboarding of regulated online sports betting across Canada and the U.S. is leading to harassment of athletes by bettors venting their frustration on social media about lost wagers.
- FanDuel Canada is one of four funding partners for a $100,000 pilot project to support the push for gender equity in hockey.
- Woodbine Entertainment announced this week that Chief Executive Officer Jim Lawson will step down this fall, and the search is already underway for his successor.
- Montreal residents in neighbourhood surrounding the home of the NHL Canadiens are expressing their displeasure with plans by Loto-Quebec to build a mini-casino there.
On the latest Gaming News Canada podcast, Kindred Group’s Amanda Brewer, gambling industry expert Will Hill, and Parleh Media Group CEO Mark Silver discussed the learnings from the Canadian Gaming Association’s Leaders Forum to mark the one-year anniversary of Ontario’s regulated industry.