The Gaming News Canada Fiver: Friday, February 3, 2023

February 2, 2023 9:10 PM

The Gaming News Canada Fiver: Friday, February 3, 2023

  • Steve McAllister—Gaming News Canada
February 2, 2023 9:10 PM
  • Steve McAllister—Gaming News Canada
  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • Commercial Casinos
  • Igaming
  • Sports Betting
  1. On the latest Gaming News Canada Show podcast, gaming industry consultant Troy Ross, PointsBet Canada’s Nic Sulsky and Kris Abbott from Betano (Kaizen Gaming) discussed iGaming Ontario’s latest market performance report along with first ninth month’s of the province’s highly-competitive marketplace.

 

  1. Ipsos senior VP Scott Morasch said among the findings from his company’s recent survey on the Canadian gaming industry is that the current economic downturn is prompting occasional bettors to back off from gambling while more active players continue to wager.

 

  1. Amidst reports in the U.S. of college and other athletes being harassed by angry bettors, there’s a call for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, and iGaming Ontario, to put a policy in place to protect athletes.

 

  1. Two Canadian university professors recently had a paper published in The University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Journal of Applied Sport Management on “Analytics and iGaming”.

 

  1. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has given its voluntary self-exclusion program a facelift to provide players with better support when they feel ready to resume gambling.

 

Also, in Thursday’s Gaming News Canada newsletter, Saskatchewan Member of Parliament Kevin Waugh – the former sports broadcaster who introduced The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act three years ago – sounded the horn for patience around the still-young Ontario gaming industry and the high volume of sports betting and online casino ads.