Who Is CAC?
A Leading Full Service Gaming Company
Since 1974, Casino Amusements Canada has been a specialist in the development, implementation and operation of international gaming, tourism and entertainment projects.
Casino Amusements Canada offers experience in working with both the private sector and governments with regard to the commercial gaming industry including horseracing. CAC has consulted on matters such as project development, operations, marketing and player development, internal controls, regulatory compliance and corporate governance for over 35 years.
Aubrey Zidenberg, President and CEO, is a gaming industry specialist with extensive experience in the development, implementation and operation of international gaming, tourism and entertainment projects since 1974. As company president, he was directly involved and on the Board of the Responsible Gambling Council of Ontario and Canada since 1992 and Currently sits on its National Advisory Board. In 2002 he was presented with the Canadian Gaming Industry Award of Excellence and in 2003 presented with The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of his dedicated volunteerism to numerous community based projects across Canada and in 2012 he received The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his committment to Canada. In June 2012 Dr. Zidenberg was Knighted in Avignon, France – Chevalier de France.
In 2007 Mr. Zidenberg received a Honourary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Assumption University of Windsor – Ontario in recognition of his contribution to the development of the gaming industry in Ontario and his work amongst the diverse multicultural communities across Canada regarding prejudice, hate crimes and social injustice.
Throughout his career Aubrey Zidenberg has been approved and sanctioned suitable by the Nevada Gaming Commission, New Jersey Casino Control Commission, Gaming Board of the Bahamas, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and other international regulatory bodies.
Debra Zidenberg, Director of Marketing and Junket Operations is a 25 year specialist in the administration and operation of specialized casino junket marketing programs, having worked with gaming resorts in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe and Africa. During her career she has been recognized by the Minister of Tourism Ontario for her contribution to the marketing of tourism and gaming and has received a Key to the City of Niagara Falls. In addition the Minister of Culture Ontario has recognized Debra for her volunteer work within the province.
What We Have Done
Beginning in 1976, CAC grew to become one of the biggest suppliers of qualified hi-rollers to the international casino gaming houses and developer of international junket marketing programs. The company operated in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Australia.
CAC is a pioneer in the development of casino gaming in Canada, starting with the operation of the CNE Casino (Canadian National Exhibition), Ontario’s first mega casino from 1992 until 1996. During that time the CNE Casino expanded from 20 table games to become on of the world’s largest table game casino with 165 Table games.
In 1993, with the success of the CNE Casino, CAC developed and advanced the Roving Charity Casino in Ontario along with an operating partner. These gaming operations were first opened in Toronto and soon expanded into Windsor and Niagara Falls to capture the American markets in Detroit, Buffalo and Niagara Falls USA, setting the table for future commercial casinos in those border cities.
Recognizing the growing demand for casino gambling, the Government of Ontario created a Crown Corporation to develop destination gaming resorts. In response to the bid for Ontario’s first mega casino resort, CAC contracted with Steve Wynn’s Mirage Resorts to bid on the Casino Windsor project. Following a determination by Mirage Resorts to advance projects in other gaming jurisdictions and depart from Ontario, Aubrey Zidenberg, principal of CAC contracted with Carnival Hotels and Casinos (CHC) to jointly develop and operate Casino Rama on the Mnjikaning First Nation Reservation north of Toronto. CHC was later purchased by Penn National Gaming, the third largest gaming company in the United States.
Aubrey Zidenberg is President and CEO of ZAP Casinos Canada, an associated company with Penn National Gaming in the operating agreement of Casino Rama and holds a financial interest in the operating company, Carnival Hotels and Casinos Canada. Formerly joining Mr. Zidenberg as a shareholder and member of the board of directors was retired Brigadier-General U.S. Army – James E. Ritchie (deceased), former senior Department of Justice, Organized Crime Strike Force prosecutor and Executive Director of the U.S. Presidents Commission on Gambling.
Casino Amusements Canada has also participated in the development of the Fort Erie Racetrack Slots project in Fort Erie, Ontario Canada and securing the approvals for the Quinte Exhibition Raceway and Slots at Belleville, Ontario.
Degree Poker Championship
Since 2005 CAC has been the government approved project developer and producer of the Degree Canadian Poker Championship and its national liaison. The DPC is a joint efforts project which includes TSN (The Sports Network), Unilever Canada and CAC. This is Canada’s largest FREE ROLL – no by in tournament and the world’s first hi-definition poker production. For complete information and registration for the Degree Poker Championship please activate the following exciting web site,
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort International Junket Marketing Program
CAC was the International Junket Marketing Office for the fabulous, billion dollar Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada with over 40 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario approved gaming representatives working in most regions of the United States and Canada.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
From 2010 until February 31, 2015 CAC was the International Junket Marketing office for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.