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Standardbred Canada invites you to attend the first ever Standardbred Wagering Conference presented in conjunction with the Canadian Gaming Summit. This conference will focus exclusively on Standardbred wagering in Canada and is the only event in North America that will deal solely with the issue of Standardbred horse wagering. Regulators, operators, officials, participants and customers will be asked to come together to discuss concrete plans to develop and grow Standardbred wagering.

The conference kicks off with a full day of sessions on Tuesday, April 29, and continues for a half day on Wednesday, April 30 with various industry meetings in the afternoon. Delegates are invited and encouraged to stay for the final day of the Canadian Gaming Summit on Thursday, May 1.

Standardbred Canada is the leader and voice for the Canadian trotting and pacing industry, committed to its development and growth. It is the official registry, record keeping and standards setting body for harness racing’s participants and customers.


Program Schedule

Tuesday, April 29
8:00am–9:00am Standardbred Wagering Conference
Opening Breakfast & Welcome
9:15am–10:15am Turning The Ship
Reversing the greatest wagering decline in Standardbred racing history. Discussion will include standardbred wagering trends vs. thoroughbred wagering; international vs. domestic.
10:15am–10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am–11:30am Betting At Your Corner Store
Future of off track wagering and new wagering technology.
12:00pm–1:30pm Luncheon and Keynote Address
1:45pm–2:45pm Breaking The Monotony (or Wake Up & Smell The Coffee)
Does the product have to change for betting to improve and if so, what needs to change and how.
3:00pm–4:30pm Hitting the Homerun
Can Canadian Standardbred Racing replicate the V75 & Packaging and Selling A Canadian Racing Product.
6:30pm–8:30pm Gaming Summit Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 30
7:30am–10:00am Gaming Summit Opening Breakfast, Welcome & Keynote Speaker
10:00am–10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am–11:15am The Customer is King
Keeping the customer with reward programs, incentives and loyalty programs.
11:30am–12:30pm Wagering’s New Frontier
New wagers, impact of regulatory changes.
12:30pm–4:00pm Standardbred Canada Delegates Are Encouraged to Visit the Gaming Summit Trade Show Floor
6:30pm–11:00pm Evening Reception Hosted by Attractions Hippiques
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