A new Bragg Director has been appointed. The gaming and entertainment giant welcomes Paul Godfrey to its Board of Directors. The former OLG Chair is a well-regarded Canadian publishing baron.
As such he has considerable experience in the media, gaming, and sport. No wonder the Bragg team is excited. After all, Canada is preparing to embrace legalized single-event sports betting.
Bragg Gaming CEO Adam Arviv, considers Godfrey to be an “invaluable” asset and addition to the company. He will help the company move ahead with its plans for growth.
He said that it is a pleasure to welcome Godfrey to Bragg’s “championship” team and to be able to rely on and look forward to his experience and guidance.
Godfrey is remembered for founding the media giant Postmedia in 2010. In fact, he continue to act as Chair of the Postmedia Network. In addition, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Blue Jays. To his credit, he was part of the team that built Toronto’s Rogers Centre (the old SkyDome).
His vast experience in sport and the media is accompanied by a strong career in Canadian politics. H was alderman, and later Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto. He has been active participant in numerous professional sports organizations and governing bodies.
All in all, he is expert in Canadian sports commerce and operations. Now he will guide Bragg in its goal of evolving the gaming and sports betting market.
It is time since new legislation will remove the ban on single game betting. Bill C-218 was introduced by Minister of Justice David Lametti. It is patterned after U.S. legislation in several states, including New York, Michigan, and New Hampshire.
The legislation will likely pass given the strong support from all major House of Commons parties. If and when, it will be a boon and a major economic boost for local Canadian markets. They have an estimated CA$14.5 billion in play on sports in the country annually and it is certain to rise.