SBC focuses Canadian Gaming Summit on pan-Canadian gaming industry

June 11, 2023 3:31 PM
  • Mark Keast, CDC Gaming Reports
June 11, 2023 3:31 PM

The 26th edition of the Canadian Gaming Summit gets going Tuesday in Toronto and SBC, organizing it for the first time, is pulling out all the stops to put a Canadian stamp on the event. The organization says there will be an “unparalleled” focus on all Canadian provinces, not just Ontario.

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The event runs three days and will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The core event days are Wednesday and Thursday. On Tuesday, the Player Protection Symposium comprises a variety of dedicated panels on responsible gaming in Canada and an exclusive live episode of Martin Lycka’s “Safe Bet Show,” featuring former NHL goaltender and current executive director of the NHL Alumni Association, Glenn Healy.

On Wednesday, operators, crown corporations, affiliates, land-based establishments, regulators, lotteries, and First Nations-led business representatives take part in panel discussions and an exhibition floor featuring more than 50 exhibiting companies, such as bet365 Partners, BetConstruct, Altenar, IGT, Diamond Game, Wazdan, Fast Track Solutions, and Platipus Gaming.

The conference will occupy three stages and consist of seven conference tracks, with land-based, igaming, and “beyond Ontario” as focal points, including the regulatory intricacies of various Canadian provinces.

More than 170 speakers will take part.

“This is our first year operating the Canadian Gaming Summit and we have focused heavily on elevating every element of the event, including production level, quality of content, networking capabilities, and attending decision makers,” said Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and founder of SBC, in a statement. “With the Canadian landscape continuously evolving, a wealth of opportunity and perspectives will be explored.”

Attendees can also take part in a variety of networking and award-based events, including the inaugural Canadian First Pitch, a start-up competition that’s a staple at other SBC events, where up-and-comers can showcase their products and services and qualify for a prize package worth $70,000.