It has today (4 March 2021) been announced that the company and its subsidiaries, including esports betting platform LuckBox, joined the national trade association effective 18 February 2021.
"Joining the CGA is an important step for us and our igaming experience has shown that a unified voice across the industry is key to driving and evolving public policy that is fair to all stakeholders," said Luckbox CEO Quentin Martin.
The Real Luck Group joins at a critical time for the nation’s gaming market. The legalization of single-event wagering appears closer than ever, as Bill C-218 proceeds to hearings before the Justice Committee, backed by bi-partisan support.
"We are joining CGA at a key inflection point in the Canadian betting industry and we are optimistic that the legalisation of single-event wagering in Canada is on the horizon to give esports and gaming fans in Canada the option to bet on their favourite events in a safe and regulated environment. We know that esports is a large and growing market in Canada, and fans are demanding betting on matches,” Martin added.
Should legislation pass, the Luckbox platform will offer Canadian markets for 13 major esports titles, as well as a full real-world sportsbook. The company saw more than 500% year on year growth in 2020, as the growth of esports betting continues at pace.