1. Gaming News Canada learned Thursday that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is delaying the release of new standards around sports betting and gaming advertising at the request of the provincial government. The AGCO was expected to make an announcement this week.
2. While appearing on this week’s episode of the Gaming News Canada Show podcast, Canadian Gaming Association president/CEO Paul Burns weighed in on the introduction of a bill in the Senate (the upper house of Canada’s parliamentary system) to amend the Indian Act and a section of the Criminal Code to pave the way for First Nations to license, conduct, and manage gaming operations on their lands.
3. The incoming chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment is hopeful that regulated sportsbooks in Ontario will be able to offer horse racing in time for the August 20 King’s Plate, the crown jewel of Canadian thoroughbred racing.
4. Rivalry co-founder and CEO Steven Salz, speaking at the Canadian Gaming Summit earlier this month, says the esports and sports betting company is charting its own course when it comes to marketing and advertising.
5. Speaking of the Canadian Gaming Summit, the conference established an attendance record with 2,000 attendees at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. SBC organized and produced the summit for the first time in partnership with the Canadian Gaming Association.