Paul Burns, the president and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association, a national trade association that represents leading operators and suppliers in Canada’s gaming, sports betting, eSports, and lottery industries, has proven to be a powerful lobbyist who worked tirelessly to help get approval of single-game sports betting across the finish line in Canada.
Once launched, it is expected that single-game sports betting will vary province-to-province in a similar way to how each state operates sports betting within its boundaries in the USA. For example, it is likely that Alberta sports betting regulations will look different to Manitoba sports betting regulations.
Q&A With Paul Burns
Bookies: Why do you think that now was the right time for single-sports betting to be legalized in Canada?
Paul Burns: There were a number of factors that played into it this time. What’s happened in the U.S is part of it, because I think it…