Betting And Gambling Industries Come Together For SBC Summit North America

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on November 30, 2021

SBC Summit North America is about to begin!

The Summit’s speaker lineup features high-level representatives of all the region’s major sports betting and gambling operators and suppliers.

The summit starts today (Nov. 30) and lasts until Dec. 2 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, New Jersey. It will be the year’s largest gathering with 2,500 delegates and 200 world-class speakers.

The event kicks off this evening with a pre-networking event at Jay-Z’s posh 40/40 Club in Manhattan.

Caesars’ board member Jan Jones Blackhurst, Bally’s board chair Soo Kim and the AGA’s CEO Bill Miller are keynote speakers.

“We’re delighted to mark our return to the US by presenting what is undoubtedly the strongest speaker lineup ever assembled for a sports betting and igaming industry conference in North America, with all the major operators participating alongside renowned experts from across the sector,” said Sue Schneider, SBC’s VP, growth & strategy.

“The high-level speaker roster, coupled with an agenda focused on the key legal, operational and technological issues, make SBC Summit North America the year’s best opportunity to learn about the future of the industry from the sector’s most influential and knowledgeable executives.”

Tracking Ontario’s boom

SBC Summit North America attendees can look forward to learning and networking with colleagues from across the region. As well as a sneak peeks at the next generation of industry technology.

While the conference agenda covers vital issues shaping the industry’s future in the region, one panel focuses on Ontario. And the province’s soon-to-be-launched market, expected to be the most open in North America.

The panel “Tracking Ontario’s boom – where will the chips fall for Canada? “goes down Dec. 1, 2:20 pm.

The discussion will be between a casino operator, a sports league, a platform provider, and a payment processor.

Paul Burns (Canada Gaming Association’s president & CEO) will be the panel’s moderator. And he’ll be speaking with:

  • Richard Roberts (president, Digital Gaming Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment)
  • Andy Wright (Sporting Group’s CEO)
  • Neil Erlick, (Chief Corporate Development Officer at Nuvei)
  • Chantal Cipriano (Senior Director, Legal & Compliance Mazooma)

As everyone expects, Ontario will be a crowded marketplace; there are only a few questions, though. How will suppliers manage to fulfil expectations from both the market and their customers? And, when is the launch going to happen?

The presenters – Roberts, Wright, Erlick and Cipriano – will try to answer that.

Bringing major players together

The conference’s agenda covers technology, regulation, payments and compliance, the tribal gaming sector, marketing strategies, and investment. And the relationship between betting and professional sports.

Sports betting and mobile operators on the schedule include:

  • Matt Prevost, BetMGM Chief Revenue Officer
  • Ezra Kucharz, DraftKings Chief Business Officer
  • Carolyn Renzin, FanDuel’s Chief Risk & Compliance Officer.

Tribal and commercial casinos representatives are:

  • Annika Howard, Foxwoods Resort Casino VP, brand marketing & digital
  • Rich Roberts, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment president,
  • Erica Kosemund, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma senior director Gaming Brands & Partnerships.
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Katarina is a Toronto-based online gambling writer who holds a master's degree in journalism. Before joining PlayCanada, she was part of the AskGamblers crew where she reported about the world of online casinos and interviewed numerous iGaming experts. Being in the industry for 5 years, she became an expert in online slots.

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