Canadian Gaming Summit to explore player protections
The Player Protection Symposium track of the forthcoming installment of the Canadian Gaming Summit will be taking attendees on a deep dive into the topic of responsible gambling.
With only a few weeks left, the upcoming edition of the Canadian Gaming Summit is just around the corner. The event will be packed with plenty of insightful discussions as part of its track system, which will feature dedicated tracks for iGaming, retail gambling, sports betting, and more.
The conference will start on the 13th of June with the Player Protection Symposium, which will host a hundred attendees and give them numerous opportunities to learn with its six discussions and speeches covering the topic of responsible gambling and player protection.
The exclusive pre-day symposium will start off with a discussion about the balance between expansion and player protection. Its attendees, which will include top industry executives like DraftKings’ Chrissie Thurmond and Entain’s Martin Lycka, will discuss how the sector’s best leaders achieve a perfect balance between the two to grow their companies while maintaining a safe playing environment for their users.
Following the first discussion will be a special panel, Martin Lycka’s Safe Bet Show, as part of which Entain’s Responsible Gambling Senior VP for the American region will discuss safer gambling initiatives and their impact on industry regulations, especially in the Canadian province of Ontario, with his special guest, NHLAA’s Glenn Healy.
After the live podcast, the track will host its second discussion covering the topic of lived experiences. Its panelists, which include Epic Risk Management’s Paul Buck and Patric Chester, will talk about the value of such experiences and how they can be used to reduce the negative effects of gambling harms.
The track’s third discussion will then cover the topic of the role of technology in managing gambling risks. Top professionals, such as Mindway AI’s Rasmus Kjaergaard and Crucial Compliance’s Paul Foster, will share their insights on how technology can be used to detect problem gambling behaviors early on and what flaws hold these systems back.
The next panel will present one of the day’s most insightful topics, responsible gambling advertising. Featuring attendees like the BCLC’s Ryan McCarthy and OLG’s Tyjondah Kerr, the discussion will see panelists talk about various user education initiatives, their effectiveness, and how the industry can improve them as it continues to grow at pace.
Bringing the track and the conference’s first day to a close will be a special panel, that will allow those that have experience gambling problems in the past to share their experiences and opinions on what the sector’s firms can do to tackle the issue more effectively.