GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association

This week, the GGB Podcast sits down with Paul Burns, the president and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association, on the legalization of sports betting by the Canadian government and what it means for the provinces and the industry as a whole.

GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association

Paul Burns was instrumental in the launch of the Canadian Gaming Association in 2005 and became the vice president at that time. In 2018, he was appointed president and CEO and recently led a successful effort to establish full sports betting in Canada via a bill in Parliament. He explains how that came about and what to expect as the provinces are now acting to establish sports betting. Burns also talks about the long shutdown endured by Canadian casinos and how they survived it. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at G2E in Las Vegas last month.

GGB Podcast sponsored by Konami.

Articles by Author: Roger Gros

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry’s leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows.
Roger Gros is the author of the best-selling book, "How to Win at Casino Gambling" (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named “Businessman of the Year” for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012 as part of the annual AGA Communications Awards.