Beyond Ontario: Canadian Gaming Summit Returns with a Pan-Canadian Twist

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 pivotal operators, affiliates, regulatory bodies, media, and suppliers specializing in the Canadian gambling market.

The summit will commence with the esteemed Player Protection Symposium. This intimate gathering, centered on responsible gambling and player safety, will host 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, utilizing customer insights to formulate robust player protection strategies, and beyond. 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 the RS Sports Bar, featuring 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 core event days will kick off following a pre-registration networking party the previous day with a dedicated Global Gaming Women Breakfast, while other meetups like that of African Americans in Gaming taking place throughout the day. The Electronic Gaming Academy (EGA) masterclass will also return to the Summit, with the Relevance of total quality management being the epicenter of the discussion. During the evening, attendees holding a full event pass are invited to the Lavelle rooftop for the official networking party.

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).

During the main conference segment, spanning the core days of the summit, attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from over 150 industry experts. Across two conference 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 by Duncan Hannay, President of OLG, and keynote presentations by Dale Nally, Minister of Service & Red Tape Reduction for the Province of Alberta, and Brian Christopher, CEO & 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) and Will Hill, Executive Director of the Canadian Lottery Coalition, will take place.

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).

Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, said: “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.”

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. 

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