The Gaming News Canada Fiver – Friday, October 27, 2023

October 26, 2023 5:01 PM
  • Steve McAllister—Gaming News Canada
October 26, 2023 5:01 PM

1.     Sports Interaction unveiled alongside last night’s Bills-Buccaneeers game The Locker Room, a live watch-and-bet party available on Entain-owned sportsbook’s app and website. Michael Zitney, the sportsbook’s head of brand and content, told Gaming News Canada the “first-of-its-kind show” will be broadcast live on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights during the NFL season, and Saturday nights during the NHL season.

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2.     PointsBet CEO Sam Swanell, during Wednesday’s call with analysts and media to discuss the latest quarterly results, said he expects the company’s Canadian business to be profitable in 2025. “The Canadian business provides shareholders continued exposure to the fast-growing North American market through a jurisdiction that is more attractive than most US states,” he said.

3.     Playtech has built a dedicated live casino studio in Riga, Latvia, to deliver on its new partnership initiative with FanDuel Canada.

4.     The chief gaming officer for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation  appeared on the Gaming News Canada Show podcast for a conversation on the results in OLG’s 2022-23 report and the impact of the province’s regulated online sports betting and igaming industry on its business.

5.     Speaking of OLG, the provincial lottery corporation just released its latest quarterly payments to the 29 communities which host gaming facilities.