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Huge news for the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA)

Just to give away the big news right away: four new members are being added to the board of directors. The four new members were presented at the CGA’s general meeting on November 10th. “They’ve been in the game for a long time, and they’ve earned their stripes. Ontario market regulation and single-event sports betting are hot themes that will benefit from their expertise.”

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Paul Burns (the current president of the CGA) believes that this extensive knowledge will be a tremendous asset to his organization as it moves forward with its goal, especially when new chances arise related to the reduction in covid effects.

A brief round of introductions:

Neil Erlick
Neil Erlick, the CEO of Nuvei, a major operator in the payments industry, serves as the chief corporate development officer. For the most part, Neil is the driving force behind Nuvei’s success in the US gaming market. In addition, he is responsible for overseeing Nuvei’s strategy in other key markets.

Scott Burton
Scott Burton is currently the CEO of FansUnite Entertainment. Clients of FansUnite get access to the software and technology being used to run online casinos, sports betting, and e-sports products.

Jeffrey Haas
DraftKings’ international strategy is overseen by senior vice president Jeffrey Haas. When Jeffrey joined DraftKings, he had worked in the igaming sector for over 20 years and had been a part of various igaming organizations like Pokerstars and Bwin as well as the European Poker Tour.

Chuck Keeling
Chuck Keeling, currently¬†Executive Vice President at the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. He is in charge of increasing awareness about the importance of responsible gaming. Stakeholder relations are also part of his responsibilities. As a child, Keeling’s family has owned a number of racetracks in Victoria and Surrey, Canada.

Building a successful partnership
It is apparent that the igaming market and the CGA have grown tremendously when four new members are added,” says Carrie Komos (Board Chair).

What you need to know about the CGA

Gaming, sports betting, lotteries, and eSports all fall under the umbrella of the CGA. Land-based and online operators, as well as global manufacturers of esports and gaming technology, are all included. Canadiangaming.ca has further information on gambling in Canada as well as the CGA.