PointsBet, OLG, Ontario, Quebec and Alberta: Canadian Gaming Business


SBC Media has published the digital edition of the Canadian Gaming Business Magazine, Volume 16, No. 2, which takes a look at the past, present and future outlook of the nation’s burgeoning gaming market. 

Published to coincide with the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, the CGB magazine chronicles some of the key events of the last few months in Canadian gaming, and looks ahead to where the next big events could take place. 

Scott Vanderwel, CEO of PointsBet Canada, appears as the cover story interview, discussing the future of the business after the US division was sold to Fanatics. Vanderwel also chats about how PointsBet has found a new home in Canada, as its localised strategy and new technology hub in Toronto helped the Australian-based firm put down new roots. 

Meanwhile, Catherine Meade, VP of Community, Sustainability & Social Responsibility at OLG talks all about her role, the career that led her to fight for communities and social responsibility, as well as how the corporation helps to provide a social good to Ontario. 

Away from Ontario, the magazine explores whether Quebec could move to regulate an online gaming framework through a conversation with the Quebec Online Gaming Coalition, whilst Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis chat all about its charitable gaming model and how it supports local good causes. 

CGB Magazine also recounts the highlights of the Canadian Gaming Summit 2023, the inaugural edition of the event that SBC produced in collaboration with the Canadian Gaming Association. Over 2,000 delegates descended upon the Metro Toronto Convention Center in June, and CGB Magazine will recall just some of the high-quality conference content that was on show. 

The issue shines a light on some of the key quotes from the most enticing panel sessions, while a gallery of some of the best images offers a glimpse into some of the fun that can be had at the Canadian Gaming Summit 2024 next year. 

As always, Canadian Gaming Business receives an update from Paul Burns, President and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association, who takes the opportunity to update stakeholders about the key advocacy and regulatory work that the body is working on this year. 

There are a whole host of other stories to dive into in this issue of the CGB Magazine, including interviews with a First Nation leader and lottery executives, as well as insights from the worlds of AML compliance, casino hardware, and gaming law. 

You can read Volume 16, No. 2 of the Canadian Gaming Business Magazine by clicking here.