"Where the Canadian Gaming Industry Meets"
Educational Program: Day 2
June 10, 2021 / 12:00 to 12:45pm
Opening Keynote - In Conversation with John Levy and Johnny Aitken
With legal single-event wagering coming closer to being a reality than ever before, Moderator Mark Silver, Founder of The Parleh will host a conversation with the CEO’s of the TheScore and PointsBet about what lessons can we learn from two sports book CEOs with US experience about how to successfully enter new markets, what wagering frequency and volume they anticipate from the average Canadian sports bettor, and what opportunities exist to leverage Canadian sports broadcasters.
June 10, 2021 / 12:45pm to 1:00pm
Supplier Technology Session: Everi’s Loyalty Platform
Everi’s award-winning loyalty platform, Trilogy™, represents a critical bridge between its operator-centric financial technology solutions and its player-centric gaming solutions. Our enrollment and promotional kiosks, as well as the mobile app, are powered by an intuitive, state-of-the-art loyalty control panels that allows you to extend your brand beyond the casino floor. Trilogy Enroll is the first stop for player engagement and opt in strategy for marketing and operations as it allows customers to enroll in players club or reprints for those already active. Trilogy Engage focuses on increasing customer interaction and engagement to inform, educate, redeem and reward patrons though our promotional kiosks. Trilogy Go brings the emerging ecosystem of mobile and allows customers to use a second screen of Everi Products, including Loyalty and Cash Access. The Go platform increases interaction with players with immediate notifications and convenience using multiple modules. These three key products are uniquely designed to engage new and returning players and provide a premium experience that follows them across the casino floor and beyond.
June 10, 2021 / 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Education Session: Integrating Online & Land-Based Gaming
COVID showed the importance of having products and services available online and the gaming industry is no different. Some of the most successful jurisdictions have embraced online gambling and its complimentary (not competitive) effect on existing land-based casinos.
June 10, 2021 / 1:30pm to 1:45pm
Supplier Technology Session: The iGaming Academy (IGA) provides compliance, job skills and workplace training for land-based and online suppliers and operators in the gaming industry
The IGA helps casino, sports betting and lottery operators meet their regulatory compliance responsibilities for all of the jurisdictions they do business. Our interactive online training is the most effective way to train employees for both land-based and online settings. Courses are completed entirely online, with employers receiving full progress and analytics reports as well as proof of compliance.
Through a partnership with the Canadian Gaming Association, the IGA is powering the CGA Academy providing Canada specific courses which are kept continually up to date and can be customized for your companies needs. Courses include Online Sportsbook Management, Introduction to iGaming and Responsible Gaming and Anti-money Laundering for both online and land-based operations.
June 10, 2021 / 1:45pm to 2:15pm
Education Session: eSports & Sports Betting
Esports is reaching a new, ever-expanding audience that isn’t as interested in traditional sports or gambling. It also offers multiple betting opportunities thanks to international competitions and a constant stream of new games. What are the market opportunities in Canada and how are operators likely to reach their potential audiences?
June 10, 2021 / 2:15pm to 2:30pm
Supplier Technology Session: Smart Cash Connectivity Solutions
Learn how Smart Cash Connectivity Solutions can help transition your casino and VLT players from cash to cashless all while lowering your operational costs and improving payment security. Cashless wagering shouldn’t be seen as the end of cash in gaming. Instead, cashless wagering systems can be brought in alongside existing cash-driven operations, giving players and operators more options, more flexibility, and a more modern gaming experience for all. For casino and VLT operators looking to make the move to cashless, it’s not an all-or-nothing proposition. Bet Rite Inc. & Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) will share how enabling live data improves operational efficiency and payment security in both a cash and cashless world whether on the casino floor or distributed gaming operation.
June 10, 2021 / 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Regulating Single-Event Sport Wagering in Canada
Bill C-218 which will legalize single-event sports wagering in Canada for the first time in history, is headed to the Senate. As provinces start to prepare, one big question is what will the regulations look like? Most provinces will adopt GLI Standard 33 however Canada has a handful of requirements that are specific to how wagering activities will be offered. Representatives from the CGA’s Regulatory Innovation Committee will discuss what to expect as provinces open up to this new form of betting.
June 10, 2021 / 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Closing Keynote: The Bet the Leagues are Making
Representatives from 3 of the most prominent professional sports leagues in Canada discuss their perspectives on legalized sports betting. What impact will legalization in Canada have on the league’s approach to branding, fan experiences, broadcast partnerships and content across the country. What have they learned so far from their experiences as sports betting has begun to roll out in the U.S. and how similar will the Canadian market be? Want to bet this will be a lively panel discussion?