Beyond Ontario: Canadian Gaming Summit returns with a Pan-Canadian twist

Event hits Toronto next week

The countdown begins for the second edition of the Canadian Gaming Summit under SBC’s leadership, as 3,000 betting and casino professionals are preparing for three days packed with networking, product showcases and education.

A prominent highlight of this year’s event is its emphasis on offering insights into various Canadian provinces. Representatives from Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec and other regions will share their experiences, providing attendees with a comprehensive overview of the Canadian market.

Set to occur from June 18-20, the 27th edition of the event will reconvene at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, uniting senior decision-makers from operators, affiliates, regulatory bodies, media and suppliers specializing in the Canadian gambling market.

The summit will commence with the Player Protection Symposium. Centered on responsible gambling and player safety, the event will consist of six panel discussions. These panels will explore various aspects, including the protection of high rollers, promoting ethical engagement through joint initiatives between marketing and responsible gambling teams, and utilizing customer insights to formulate robust player protection strategies. Additionally, the Symposium will feature a live edition of Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show, with NHL Alumni Luke Gazdic as the special guest.

The main event days will commence after a pre-registration networking party at RS Sports Bar. Networking opportunities during the event include a specialized Global Gaming Women Breakfast and various meetups such as African Americans in Gaming. Additionally, the highly anticipated Electronic Gaming Academy (EGA) masterclass will make its return to the Summit, focusing on the relevance of total quality management. As evening falls, participants with full event passes can enjoy the official networking party at the Lavelle rooftop.

The concluding day of the event will feature the First Nations Breakfast Meetup and the second segment of the EGA masterclass, which will delve into the significance of return to player (RTP).

The conference content will expand across two stages running simultaneously. These speakers will share their expertise on various topics, ranging from growth and leadership strategies to advancements in affiliation, advertising, payment, compliance and emerging trends in both sports betting and the land-based sector.

The agenda will include opening remarks President of OLG Duncan Hannay and keynote presentations by Minister of Service & Red Tape Reduction for the Province of Alberta Dale Nally and Brian Christopher, CEO and president of BC Slots.

The agenda will also include a keynote panel discussion featuring crown corporation leaders Pat Davis (President & CEO of BCLC), Jean-François Bergeron (President & CEO of Loto-Québec) and Patrick Daigle (President & CEO of Atlantic Lottery Corporation) moderated by Executive Director of the Canadian Lottery Coalition Will Hill.

Reflecting a pan-Canadian theme, the expo floor will showcase a dedicated crown corporation lounge featuring major players including the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), Loto-Québec, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC), Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation (MBLL), Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC), and Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan (LGS).

“I am really proud of all the work we’re doing here in Canada. Last year, we got the chance to familiarize ourselves with this new territory for SBC, and this year, we have many additions based on our findings and identifying the gaps. This event goes beyond discussing Ontario; it does a great job of educating the audience about the intricacies of operating in Canada, and most importantly, it has all the right people under the same roof. Use your time here wisely,” said SBC CEO and Founder Rasmus Sojmark.

For groups of three or more, you can purchase the Group Pass Ticket gaining you access to all three days of the Canadian Gaming Summit for the discounted price of CA $795 per person.

Additionally, operators and affiliates can apply for a free pass to the event.

You can keep up-to-date with the latest news, speakers & exhibitor additions, and conference content by subscribing to the bi-weekly Canadian Gaming Summit LinkedIn newsletter.


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