CGA Appoints New Board Members

In anticipation of the new Canadian sports betting market, the Canadian Gaming Association has named four new members to its board of directors. The most prominent: DraftKings executive Jeffrey Haas (l.).

CGA Appoints New Board Members

The Canadian Gaming Association has added four new members to its board of directors.

They include DraftKings executive Jeffrey Haas, who has more than two decades in the industry. He has worked at PokerStars, the World Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour and European Poker Tour.

Others appointed were by FansUnite Entertainment CEO Scott Burton, Nuvei Chief Corporate Development Officer Neil Erlick, and Chuck Keeling, vice president of stakeholder relations and responsible gaming for Great Canadian Gaming Corp.

CGA President and CEO Paul Burns said in a statement, “These seasoned professionals have strong track records as trusted leaders in the gaming industry, and they will provide invaluable insight as we look to launch a regulated iGaming market in Ontario and single-event sports betting across Canada.”

The opening of the single-gaming sports betting market in Canada is considered a high priority by the Association.

Carrie Kormos, chairwoman of the board, added, “That the CGA board added four new members is a testament to the association’s exponential growth in 2021.”