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AGCO extends submission deadline as CGA CEO advocates for collaborative approach

AGCO extends submission deadline as CGA CEO advocates for collaborative approach

Season 2 Episode 17

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In yesterday’s edition of the Gaming News Canada newsletter, Canadian Gaming Association head honcho Paul Burns preached patience when it came to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and the province’s sports betting and igaming industry finding a compromise on revising some of the standards around advertising and the use of athletes, other celebrities, cartoon characters and social media influencers.

Burns’s call for an approach of the methodical and consultative sorts was followed by the AGCO announcing Thursday that it was extending by a week (to May 15) the deadline for feedback on its proposed changes. The president/CEO of the CGA explains the national body’s role in collaborating with its members and the regulators to evolve in a brave new regulated gambling world in providing a responsible and sustainable industry. Kindred Group’s Amanda Brewer and Kris Abbott from Betano Group also lend their voices to the conversation, echoing Burns’s words that the Ontario market is a unique one that can’t be compared with other jurisdictions. The trio of industry veterans also discuss the role of broadcasters, other media and social media businesses, and government in helping to establish the parameters for a responsible gambling environment.

Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson talks about his decision to step down later this year. Lawson also provides an update on Woodbine’s efforts to integrate sports betting into its business and working alongside regulated operators in Ontario, and tees up the company’s plans at its Toronto racetrack for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby party. 

Last but not least, Homestand Sports CEO Mark Silver explains the media company’s latest partnership with sports gaming software business Tallysight, announced Thursday

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