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1358 – General Members Meeting

1359 – Belleville New Casino Opens

1360 – Community Media Events - c-Gaming

1361 – 150th Canadian Celebration - 2017

1362 – Conferences - 2017

1363 – Arrow Games (Canada) - Taptix

1364 – CGAO Office

1358 – General Members Meeting

Please be advised that the next General Members Meeting is scheduled to take place on the 9th February 2017 in Toronto. Our Chair, Mr. Tony Rosa, has invited Mr. Jean Major to address the membership, of which he has accepted.

With the rapid changing gaming landscape and the recent successful AGCO Stakeholder Day (held in Toronto, December 2016), I am sure Mr. Major's address will be both interesting and informative from a regulatory environment perceptive.

Details of the meeting are as follows:

Date: 9th February 2017
Time: 9:45am to 1:30pm
Location: Holiday Inn (Airport East) Dixon Rd, Toronto
Room: Centennial B
Presentation: Mr. Jean Major, will address the meeting at 10:00am prompt

Our Chair [Mr. Tony Rosa] is requesting that members arrive early in order to be seated by 10:00am.

Should you have any questions, please call Peter McMahon direct on (416) 420-4155.

1359 – Belleville New Casino Opens

It was announced on the 11th January 2017 that Great Canadian Gaming, in conjunction with the OLG, opened a new gaming facility in eastern Ontario. This is the first new casino facility that has opened since 2006.

It will offer a range of casino like product that will be balanced with both entertainment and dining options. The Shoreline Casino will also open a new and interactive Play-Smart lounge to support its broader informational/educational approach to the Responsible Gaming initiative.

We wish Great Canadian Gaming and OLG every success with this new venture.

1360 – Community Media Events - c-Gaming

The c-Gaming partners continue to host community media events within our centres and community to profile and highlight the tremendous contributions that our centres provide to numerous community/non-profit groups that are aligned to our centres.

This continues decades of direct funding to our community groups and municipalities. This initiative is led by our colleagues at the OCGA and supported by OLG c-Gaming Team. All partners can be extremely proud of the contribution that this initiative is bringing to 26 host communities of a c-Gaming Centre, which currently runs at around $C130m real dollars and climbing.

Next Scheduled Events:

Bingo World Newmarket 29th January 2017
Delta Gaming Toronto (St. Clair) 24th February 2017

1361 – 150th Canadian Celebration - 2017

This year we will see the country celebrate the 150th year since the creation of Canada. This is a tremendous opportunity to leverage this ‘theme’ to promote and raise awareness for the c- Gaming initiative among the public at large.

It is encouraging to see the Delta Gaming Group already making a connection to the ‘150’ with various promotional initiatives already scheduled and underway. If you have not already made plans, I would greatly encourage you to speak with our fellow members who have a deep and rich history in promotional initiatives (Arrow Games (Canada)) and leverage their knowledge and experience.

Arrow Games (Canada) – Contact Details

Mr. Jim McLean
Director - Gaming Solutions
(t) 1-877-983-7300

On a provincial level, during the course of the year it is estimated that c-Gaming will hit the $C150m mark of contributions to community/non-profit groups. We, CGAO, will be working closely with our colleagues at the OCGA & OLG to undertake a provincial celebration/ presentation of this remarkable achievement.

1362 – Conferences - 2017

We are already into conference season as we begin the New Year. There are three that I have flagged but clearly the main one for the bulk of our members is the Canadian Gaming Conference in June.

This year, the CGAO will be partnering with the OCGA in presenting the c-Gaming Content Stream in June. If any of our members or readers has suggestions on presentations or content they would like to see contained in the sessions, please contact either Ms. Lynn Cassidy or Peter McMahon via e-mail as noted below.

Ms. Lynn Cassidy -
Peter McMahon -

Conference Dates:

ICE (United Kingdom) - February 6th to 9th February
CCC (Canada - Vancouver) - June 19th to 21st June
G2E (USA - Las Vegas) - TBA

1363 – Arrow Games (Canada) - Taptix

As you will now be aware, Arrow Games (Canada) is deploying their Taptix Units into centres/companies that agreed for them to be deployed. Although each company is receiving three (3) units, it is a tremendous opportunity for Arrow Games to gauge the interaction from the consumers direct.

The view of the CGAO is that this is an important deployment for us to gauge the consumer reaction to the various initiatives they have made since the initial test in Oakville & Newmarket. Full credit to the on the ground Arrow Games Team who have worked extremely hard to support this initiative.

1364 – CGAO Office

Please be advised that the CGAO office will be closed from 19th January until Monday the 30th January, while our Administrator is away.

During this time, if you require any assistance please contract Peter McMahon directly through his e-mail.

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