Canada's Gaming Industry

The benefits of gaming in Canada are significant. It is the largest single component of Canada's entertainment industry, contributing funds for important public programs and charities. The industry direct employs over 135,000 Canadians, pays more than $2 billion in salaries annually and represents over $10 billion in current capital construction.

Lottery, Casino Gaming, Horseracing, Slots at Racetracks, Video Lottery, and Charitable gaming all make up Canada's gaming industry. Operated in a highly regulated environment by First Nations, Crown agencies and private sector partners all offering entertaining games in world-class facilities.

Welcome to our website there is a wealth of information on Canada's gaming industry from general facts and statistics to expert research all the information on Canada's gaming industry is here.

 

CGA Updates

New study shows problem gambling rates stable in the United States The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) was pleased to read the findings of a new study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), which has shown that despite an increase in gambling opportunities, rates of...

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Did You Know?

Did you know that gaming provides more than $ 2 billion in salaries for Canadians employed in the industry?

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Did you know more than 135,000 Canadians are directly employed in the gaming industry?

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Did you know the gaming industry generates $10 billion in capital construction in Canada?

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Latest News

Bill C290 languishes due to Senate inaction; cities still unable to capture Super Bowl revenue TORONTO, ON, JANUARY 30, 2014 – Due to the Senate’s failure to act on Bill C290, an amendment to the Criminal Code to permit single-event sports wagering, $26 billion has been put in the hands of...

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Debate Continues on Bill C290 as Senate Returns February 5 TORONTO, ON, JANUARY 31, 2013 - Want to bet on the Super Bowl? Great news – all you have to do is select your favourite NHL, NBA, or Premier League team and place your parlay bet! Your bet could already be loser by kick-off but...

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Most Agree Legalization Would Provide More Government Revenue (76%), Reduce Black-Market Betting (75%) and Allow for Greater Regulation and Oversight (74%) Ipsos Reid is Canada's market intelligence leader and the country’s leading provider of public opinion research. With operations in eight...

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