The sports and entertainment company FansUnite Entertainment Inc, which focuses on its technology related to regulated online sports betting and related products, announced that it has become an official member of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) with effect from 24 November.
Scott Burton, FansUnite’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to be part of a great organisation like the Canadian Gaming Association. The on-going debates on the repeal of Bill C-218 and the potential for Canadian provinces like Ontario to allow private betting operators may give us the opportunity to participate in our home market.
“We believe that our sports betting and igaming platform could form the backbone of many Canadian casino or sportsbook operators that require a robust turnkey solution, which includes KYC procedures, payment methods, marketing platforms, igaming and online wagering systems.
“By joining the CGA, we will be able to strengthen our position in the Canadian market to take advantage of any domestic opportunities that come our way.”
CGA members will have the luxury of forming new partnerships with the different companies involved in the Canadian gaming industry that are currently working or partnering with the association.
Its members can also gain additional benefits through CGA’s Canadian Gaming Summit and Canadian Gaming Business journal, such as lobbying for legislation affecting Canadian gaming companies, access to research covering important issues related to the gaming industry, networking opportunities and exclusive marketing.
Paul Burns, President and CEO of the Association of Canadian Gaming, added: “We are pleased to welcome FansUnite as the newest member of the CGA. We have followed the team behind FansUnite for a number of years and are excited to see a Canadian played sports betting and igaming technology company that is poised to take advantage of the anticipated changes to the Canadian Gaming landscape.
“They have shown that they can operate in highly regulated markets globally and Canada presents a great opportunity for their business here at home. We look forward to assisting their growth in any way we can.”