"Where the Canadian Gaming Industry Meets"

Educational Program: Day 1

June 9, 2021 / 12:00 to 12:45pm
Opening Keynote - Lottery Corporation CEO Roundtable

Manny Atwal, President & CEO, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, and Duncan Hannay, President & CEO, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, both joined their respective lottery corporations in the last year. They will discuss the impacts COVID has had on their industry, the shift in demand for product, and their focus going forward.


June 9, 2021 / 12:45pm to 1:00pm
Supplier Technology Session: Cashless Technology

There has recently been increasing demand for cashless gaming technologies as operators look to provide greater convenience to players gaming experience. IGT will illuminate how casino operators across Canada can leverage the Company’s cashless technology portfolio to engage players, differentiate their offerings, and maximize the opportunities of today and the future. IGT will also provide perspective on considerations that all operators should make when selecting a cashless gaming technology partner. 


June 9, 2021 / 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Education Session: Cashless Wagering Implementation - An Everi/Chickasaw Nation WinStar World Casino Case Study

​Cashless wagering and digital wallets are being installed in casinos across the US as operators look to provide their customers with a flexible, cost-effective, and secure payment method on the gaming floor while dealing with the heightened importance of touchless payments as casinos re-open during COVID. This case study will walk through a land-based casino implementation of Everi’s WinStar Wallet at the Chickasaw Nation’s WinStar World Casino and discuss the options and opportunities available to Canadian casinos.


June 9, 2021 / 1:30pm to 1:45pm
Supplier Technology Session: Building a Future-proof Payments Infrastructure

Fireside chat with Neil Erlick, Chief Corporate Development Officer at Nuvei. In this intimate conversation, Neil shares his insights on the evolving regulatory and compliance landscape and the inherent role of payments as a key driver for business growth. Drawing on over two decades of iGaming payments experience Neil reveals how leading operators leverage payment technology to continually achieve high approval rates, smooth payment journeys and increase player retention.


June 9, 2021 / 1:45pm to 2:15pm
Taking Charge of Change: AML and Canada’s Gaming Industry

Join Jean-Francois Lefebvre, Derek Ramm and Stuart Walker and learn about the changing landscape of anti-money laundering (AML) measures in Canada's gaming industry.  The discussion will include an overview of recent federal regulatory amendments, AML in the context of single-event sports betting and Ontario's new iGaming market, and how casino and iGaming organizations can take charge of these changes.


June 9, 2021 / 2:15pm to 2:30pm
Supplier Technology Session: An Overview of Single-game Sports wagering – from Odds to Risk

Canada is edging ever closer to legalizing single-event sports betting. In this engaging session, Kambi’s Head of Pre-Sales Solutions, James Letchford, digests the expertise needed to offer a compelling single-game sports wagering product and how Kambi empowers its market-leading operators to succeed.


June 9, 2021 / 2:30 to 3:00pm
Education Session: Launching a Successful Land-Based Sportsbook with Top-Tier Data Feeds

Canada is on the verge of legalizing single-game sports betting and operators are anxiously awaiting the parliament’s decision. If and when sports betting is expanded, what do operators need to know about establishing a land-based sportsbook with top-tier data feeds? Join IGT’s Senior Director of Business Development, PlaySports Vik Shrestha as he chats with CEO of SportsIQ Omer Dor about how the two companies work together to offer players the best possible data and odds, ultimately enhancing the player experience. Together, they will offer perspectives on the many benefits that a turnkey sports betting solution can offer lotteries and commercial and tribal casinos of all sizes, and the data feeds that pull it all together.


June 9, 2021 / 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Closing Keynote - AGCO Update on Ontario’s iGaming Model

Ontario is about to become the first Canadian province to license and regulate the offshore online gaming industry and provide an open, competitive, and safe market. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will be responsible for both regulating operators and conducting and managing the activity.