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FDJ Solutions to power Ontario PROLINE+ sportsbook 

Groupe FDJ has announced a major North American commercial expansion as its Sporting Solutions and Gaming Solutions subsidiaries have been chosen to power the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) first sportsbook property.  The partnership will see FDJ subsidiaries provide a fully managed wagering solution for the launch of PROLINE+, OLG’s new sportsbook brand, which will serve as the province …

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BCLC PlayNow launches Canada’s first single-sports wagering markets

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) will begin offering single-event sports bets and bets on racing and fighting on its website, PlayNow.com, when Bill C-218 – the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act – comes into effect today. PlayNow.com players can now place a single wager on the outcome of a football game, such as Saturday’s meeting between the BC Lions and Ottawa Redblacks, or the …

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Betsson commits to Canada through Slapshot investment

Betsson AB has continued its strategic expansion into new markets by disclosing that it has acquired a 28% stake in Canadian start-up Slapshot Media Inc. The investment led by subsidiary ‘Betsson Perch AB’ will provide Slapshot Media with CAD $3 million (€2m) in enterprise funding as the wider Betsson group commits to becoming a participant within Canada’s transformed gambling marketplace.  …

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Erik Nyman, EveryMatrix: Talent drive and strategic Miami base behind US market plans

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As a “trendy metropolitan city” that fosters creativity, Miami is the perfect new base for EveryMatrix, as the igaming software provider sets about becoming the largest turnkey provider for both the US and markets across Latin America. We spoke to Erik Nyman, appointed last summer as President Americas at EveryMatrix, about the need to get “boots on the ground” in …

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Canada moves out of gambling wilderness as Bill C-218 secures final approval

Canada has ended its decade long drama to legislate single sports wagering, as yesterday evening the Senate approved the third and final reading of ‘Bill C-218 The Safe & Regulated Sports Act’.  Approved without any amendment, Bill C-218 will allow Canada’s 10 provinces to choose whether to independently regulate for single-event wagering on pro-sports events. Of heightened significance, Bill C-218 …

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Inbound budget sees Ontario pull the trigger on its igaming framework  

The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is set to move ahead and establish the foundations for a liberalised igaming market – a move that will likely have significant consequences for how Canada chooses to regulated sports betting. Publishing its provincial budget, Ontario’s legislative assembly will reveal its conditions for launching a regulated igaming marketplace – a subject that …

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Federal or provincial… Canada stuck at regulatory crossroads

Canada’s continued resistance towards legalising a ‘single sports betting’ framework has perplexed industry observers, as a subject matter that has all political party support, professional sports’ blessings and a ready-made audience.  One-by-one as US states regulate sports wagering, the Great White North continues its slumber on adopting some form of a modern sport betting framework, replacing its antiquated parlay systems. …

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Ontario policy veteran Paul Burns takes Canada CGA leadership

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has confirmed the appointment of Paul Burns as new President and Chief Executive Officer of its trade and industry representative body. Burns was a founding member of the CGA, and has acted as a key stakeholder in the organisations initiatives and policy acting as Vice President of Affairs since 2015. A 20-year Canadian gambling executive, …

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Amaya governance proposes name change to ‘The Stars Group Inc’

Further to publishing its Q1 2017 trading update, Amaya Inc governance has informed investors that it has moved to propose a corporate name change to ‘The Stars Group Inc’. The Toronto-listed gambling group informs that its proposed name change to The Stars Group will be voted on at the upcoming annual shareholders meeting. Further to the name change, Amaya governance …

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