CGB Magazine: celebrating two years of Ontario, building upon a solid foundation

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SBC Media has published the digital edition of the Canadian Gaming Business magazine, Volume 17, No. 1, which marks the second anniversary of the opening of Ontario’s private business model and looks forward to seeing how the rest of the country’s industry shapes up in the years to come. 

Published to coincide with the Canadian Gaming Summit at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 18-20, the CGB magazine puts some of the hottest debates in the Canadian business under the spotlight and highlights the activities of some of the biggest organizations. 

Martha Otton, Executive Director of iGaming Ontario, is the cover interviewee for this issue and chronicles the adventure of setting up the government agency. Otton gives a deep dive into the key challenges of establishing the private, regulated market in Ontario, celebrates the achievements of the first two years, and sets out the agency’s aims moving forward. 

Meanwhile, the debate around advertising rages on in Canada. CGB magazine speaks to industry experts including Canadian Gaming Association President Paul Burns and Catherine MacLeod of ThinkTV to get different perspectives on how sports betting and igaming adverts have been received across Ontario. 

Away from Ontario, CGB speaks to Natasha Questel, Chief Social Purpose Officer at BCLC about the crown corporation’s strategy for maximizing its provisions for good causes and marketing. This issue also offers a ‘state of the nation’, analyzing which province, if any, could follow in Ontario’s footsteps and open a regulated private market. 

On the land-based sector, the Louis Bull Tribe’s Erika Bull-Giroux opens up on how the opening of the Bear Hills Casino and Resort has offered the First Nation a huge opportunity for economic development, and Mohegan’s Ray Pineault reveals how the group’s Niagara properties have bounced back from the pandemic and thrived. 

The physical version of the CGB magazine will be available at the Canadian Gaming Summit in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 18-20. The 27th edition of Canada’s leading betting and gaming industry conference, SBC in collaboration with the Canadian Gaming Association, will welcome over 3,000 attendees to Toronto for three days of networking, learning and business opportunities. 

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