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Canada – SBC previews first Canadian Gaming Summit under its management

By - 12 January 2023

The Canadian Gaming Summit is set to return to the Metro Toronto Convention Center on June 13-15 under new management by SBC.

For the event’s 26th edition, SBC will work closely with the Canadian Gaming Association, an organisation facilitating the industry’s growth in Canada by representing the country’s leading operators and suppliers.

The event is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates, including representatives from major regulated operators, affiliates who can help new market entrants launch in Canada, sports betting providers, First Nations-led companies, game developers, lotteries, bingo operators and providers, regulatory agencies, responsible gambling specialists, payment providers, marketing agencies, and media.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to enhance and elevate this renowned event and turn it into a premier networking hub for those who are active or interested in entering the Canadian market,” commented Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC

“The Canadian market holds a lot of growth potential, and the regulation of gambling in Ontario and the lessons learned so far have made it crucial for the industry to have discussions about the future of this and other Canadian provinces such as British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Quebec. SBC is well-equipped to lead and facilitate these important conversations.”

The exhibition floor will feature over 75 companies operating in Canada, including Altenar, Aurum Solutions, Fast Track, Finnplay, Kinectify, Mkodo, Paramount Commerce, Platipus Gaming, Smartsoft Gaming, SuzoHapp and Xtremepush.

The Canadian Gaming Summit 2023 will also feature a two-day conference with over 150 speakers. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including the lessons learned from international operators, the future of other Canadian provinces beyond Ontario, the integration of emerging technology into land-based gaming, First Nations partnerships, payment regulations, crypto and NFTs, and how affiliates can help ensure a successful launch in the Canadian market.

Paul Burns, President and CEO of the CGA, added: “We are thrilled to welcome SBC as the official event organiser of the long-standing Canadian Gaming Summit. I am confident that SBC will find the right balance between re-imagining the CGS to strengthen its standing as a must-attend industry event and ensuring that the event’s main mission of promoting the development of the industry in Canada remains the primary focus.”

The list of speakers features representatives from industry operators, affiliates and suppliers. It includes names such as Jai Maw (CEO, Betting Hero), JD McNamara (Country Director, Canada, Better Collective), Nav Sandhawalia (Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, Niagara Casinos), Paul Burns (President/CEO, Canadian Gaming Association), Paul Pellizzari (Vice President, Global Social Responsibility, Hard Rock International), Scott Vanderwel (CEO, PointsBet Canada), Shelley White (CEO, Responsible Gambling Council), Tom Mungham (CEO & Registrar, Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario), Martha Otton (Executive Director, iGaming Ontario) and Tyjondah Kerr (Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, OLG).

Rounding out the experience there will be a series of all-inclusive evening networking parties at some of Toronto’s most luxurious venues.

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