Canada

5th February 2021

DraftKings and NFL extend fantasy sports partnership to Canada

DraftKings and the National Football League (NFL) have agreed to extend their daily fantasy sports (DFS) and content partnership into Canada. The original deal, signed…

2nd February 2021

BCLC urges government to pass single-event betting amendment

Canadian provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has thrown its backing behind a bill that proposes legalizing single-event sports betting in the…

1st February 2021

Ontario’s OLG group appoints Basi as new CFO

Ontario’s state-run gaming and lottery operator, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), has appointed Pinder Basi as its new chief financial officer. Basi (pictured),…

14th January 2021

Canada’s PASPA moment?

Canada has long been hailed as potentially lucrative territory for the industry, but the ban on single-event betting has stunted the legal market’s growth. With…

14th December 2020

LeoVegas to launch Pink Casino in Canada

LeoVegas is to take its Pink Casino brand beyond British borders for the first time, announcing plans to roll out the brand to players in…

3rd December 2020

State of the Union: FanDuel, Canada, Colorado and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes Flutter’s pruchase of a further 37.2% of FanDuel, the Canadian Government’s decision to…

25th November 2020

Canadian Government backs single-event betting bill

The Canadian Government will introduce a bill to allow legal sports wagering on single events today (November 25), picking up the bill introduced earlier this…

5th November 2020

State of the Union: Elections, Scientific Games, Tennessee and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers ballot results in Maryland, Louisiana and South Dakota, the launch of legal sports…

4th November 2020

Canadian MP to reintroduce single event betting bill

A bill that would repeal existing laws and make it legal for Canadians to wager on single sporting events is to be reintroduced into the…

2nd November 2020

Loto-Québec revenue falls 51.4% in Covid-hit first half

Canadian provincial lottery and gaming operator Loto-Québec saw its revenue for the first half of its 2020-21 fiscal year fall 51.4% year-on-year, after operations were…

14th October 2020

ALC 2019-20 revenue down 5.1% as Covid-19 impacts sales

Canadian lottery operator Atlantic Lottery reported revenue of CAD$725.5m (USD$523.3m), down 5.1%, for the fiscal year ended 31 March, as lower jackpots and the impact…

14th October 2020

Loto-Québec suspends further land-based activities

Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto Québec has suspended gaming activities at more of its land-based venues, including the Casino du Lac-Leamy and the Casino Charlevoix,…

30th September 2020

Loto-Québec closes land-based facilities as Covid-19 cases rise

Canadian provincial gambling operator Loto-Québec is to close a number of its land-based gaming venues with Québec facing a rise in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.…

17th September 2020

State of the Union: New Jersey, Scientific Games, Virginia and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes a record month for sports betting handle in New Jersey, new sports betting…