Canadian Gaming Summit announces speakers, session topics

March 1, 2023 8:32 PM

Canadian Gaming Summit announces speakers, session topics

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  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
March 1, 2023 8:32 PM

The Canadian Gaming Summit Wednesday released  a list of speakers and session tracks for it’s 26th edition.

Scheduled for June 13-15, 2023, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, this year’s summit will be the first under the aegis of SBC, which completed the acquisition of the conference and trade show in June, 2022 after the previous summit.

The 150 industry specialists scheduled to appear include:

  • Amanda Brewer, Kindred Country Manager Canada
  • Aubrey Levy, TheScore SVP Content & Marketing
  • Cassie Brickman Betting Hero Managing Director
  • Dale Hooper, FanDuel General Manager Canada
  • Kris Abbott, Betano Canada Country Manager
  • Megan Chayka Stathletes Co-Founder
  • Owen Welsh, Canadian Football League Associate Vice President, Global Partnerships
  • Scott Vanderwel, PointsBet Canada CEO
  • Scott Woodgate, BetMGM VP Canada

Sessions will feature the following tracks:

  • “Leaders and Land-based”: An exploration of igaming innovation in Canada featuring regulators from Ontario.
  • “Growth and Leadership”: Discussion on regulations and markets in Canadian provinces, featuring the First Pitch start-up competition.
  • “Sports Betting”: Focus on the rollout of sports betting in Canadian provinces, with topics including collaborations between operators and regulatory bodies and partnerships with Canadian teams, leagues, and sportsbooks.
  • “Affiliates & Advertising”: Discussions on successful affiliate launches in the Canadian igaming market featuring regulatory advertising and marketing guidance.
  • “igaming”:  Topics will include player engagement, user experience, the convergence of charitable and igaming in online bingo, and Canadian gaming laws.
  • “Payments & Compliance”:  Panels will feature discussions of customer choice in adopting cashless systems, how to work with financial institutions and investors, and payment technology’s role in customer acquisition and loyalty.

“This agenda is particularly compelling because it reflects on the current state of the industry in Canada and draws upon lessons learned from both the past year and more mature markets,” said SBC CEO and Founder Rasmus Sojmark in a statement. “We’re excited to delve into the specifics of other provinces beyond Ontario, offering valuable insights into how we can modernize the industry while prioritizing responsible practices.”

Rege Behe is lead contributor to CDC Gaming Reports. He can be reached at Please follow @RegeBehe_exPTR on Twitter.