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Charitable Gaming - THE VIEW

1454 – Discovery Conference - Responsible Gaming - Council

1455 – Golf Day - 2018

1456 – Canadian Gaming Association - Appoints CEO

1457 – Lotto-Quebec - eBingo Pilots

1458 – UK Developments

1459 – Canadian Gaming Summit - June 2018 - Re-Post

1454 – Discovery Conference - Responsible Gaming - Council

This week the Responsible Gaming – Council will host their successful RG-Conference in Toronto. This conference has become a firm fixture within the RG Global Conference circuit and receives international representation among the delegates.

Once again, the CGAO will have a presence at the conference that continues our commitment, both to the Responsible Gaming – Council and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (Play-Smart) to foster a greater understanding of the role it currently plays and strategies for future engagement.

The CGAO will be reporting back to its members next week on the conference to keep them fully updated.

1455 – Golf Day - 2018

The CGAO’s Annual Golf Day will take place on the 7th June 2018 (which is election day in Ontario) at the Springfield Golf & Country Club. This is always a very positive day for us and strengthens our networking and co-operation for those engaged in the Charitable Gaming Sector.

If you would like to joins us for golf, please contact our golf co-ordinator, Ms. Brenda Bennett, at bbennett@cgeg.ca who will forward any additional details.

Important Note: With it being election day (Ontario) we are encouraging all golfers to vote early or arrange postal voting prior to the event.

1456 – Canadian Gaming Association - Appoints CEO

It was announced in early March ’18 that the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Paul Burns. Prior to his appointment Paul held the Page 2 of 3 position of Vice President with the organization since it was created some years ago, thus bringing a rich knowledge of the organization to his new role.

We wish Paul every success in his new role, which he undertakes at a very challenging time for the gambling sector across the country.

1457 – Lotto-Quebec - eBingo Pilots

Progress continues to be made on the eBingo pilot that will launch mid-summer 2018. Under the leadership of Mr. Francois-Patrick Allard at Lotto-Quebec, the bingo sector looks to ensure it prepares the five (5) selected bingo centres for their conversion(s) to eBingo.

We [CGAO]have maintained an open and positive relationship with Francois-Patrick Allard and through this relationship are able to share information and approaches. His style of leadership is very engaging and looks to maintain strong bonds with his stakeholders, combined with the focus on the entertainment experience for the consumer. It will be interesting to see how this will be received when launched in late summer.

It has been mentioned that the pilot period from measurement will be the calendar year 2019. Along with the operational pieces, the pilot will carry an RG element that is designed to fit the environment and potential risk of the sector. This will be part of the pilot measurement criteria.

1458 – UK Developments

There has been a couple of developments in the United Kingdom that we wanted to share with you.

  • Rank Group PLC - It was announced in early March that after four years as the CEO of the Group, Mr. Henry Birch has submitted his resignation to the Board. Naturally, the process for selecting his successor is underway.
  • Gala Bingo (Retail) - It has been announced on the 9th March 2018, Gala Leisure Limited (the largest operator of bingo clubs in the UK) will end its relationship with the Gala Brand that is owned by Ladbrokes-Coral PLC. The Group will begin the process of re-branding the Retail Estate under the brand name Buzz Bingo.

1459 – Canadian Gaming Summit - June 2018 - Re-Post

The Canadian Gaming Conference is fast approaching. This will take place on the 19th to 21st June in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The CGAO, OCGA and CGA are working together to bring forth the Charitable/Community Gaming Track for the conference, which is forming quite nicely.

With this conference being held in our home province [Ontario] we, at the CGAO, wish to encourage a strong participation of delegates and we flag the value of ‘Early Bird Registration’ to the conference.

Please find below the direct link for registration to the conference.

www.canadiangamingsummit.com

On-Line @ cgao.ca

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