The Gaming News Canada Fiver: Friday, September 1, 2023

August 31, 2023 8:01 PM
  • Steve McAllister—Gaming News Canada
August 31, 2023 8:01 PM
  • Steve McAllister—Gaming News Canada
  1. Tuesday’s announcement from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario on new advertising standards for regulated online sports betting and gaming that prohibits the use of current and retired athletes prompted a wave of reaction from various stakeholders.
  2. Canadian Gaming Association president/CEO Paul Burns, PointsBet Canada executive Nic Sulsky, and Kaizen Gaming’s Canadian country manager Kris Abbott appeared on the Gaming News Canada Show podcast presented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP to discuss the AGCO’s new rules.
  3. While discussing PointsBet’s latest earnings report Thursday, the company’s CEO and board chair both mentioned there will be an enhanced focus on the Canadian business over the next fiscal year.
  4. Rivalry co-founder and CEO Steven Salz, discussing the Canadian-based operator’s latest quarterly earnings this week, said the company expects to be profitable in the first half of next year.
  5. Pro Pickleball Association (PPA) matches will now be available for wagering on FanDuel in Ontario and 10 U.S. states, a first for legal betting on the sport in North America.