The Gaming News Canada Fiver: Friday, June 23, 2023

June 22, 2023 8:53 PM
  • Steve McAllister—Gaming News Canada
June 22, 2023 8:53 PM

1.     A member of the federal Senate proposed a bill this week to establish guidelines and regulate sports betting advertising across Canada.

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2.     Mitchell Davidson, the chief of staff for iGaming Ontario, joined the Gaming News Canada Show podcast presented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt to weigh in on the economic development report prepared by Deloitte Canada on the first year of the province’s regulated sports betting and igaming marketplace.

3.     BV Gaming (BetVictor) and Fitzdares are facing fines from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for offering prohibited bets on games in Canada’s three major junior hockey leagues.

4.     It’s not quite finished, but Canada’s largest casino resort opened in Toronto on Tuesday. When completed, the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will include a 400-room luxury hotel, a gaming floor that contains 4,800 slot machines, 145 table games, sports betting kiosks, a 5,000-seat entertainment theatre, and a 250,000-square-foot green roof.  The casino is being met by opposition from the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, which operates the Great Blue Heron Casino north of Toronto.

5.     The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is the recipient of SBC’s inaugural First Nations Canadian Gaming Innovation Award, which it received last week at the Canadian Gaming Summit.