Session information

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Be a part of our free pre-conference sessions!

A new normal means a new way of connecting. Instead of the traditional conference format, New Horizons 2021 has evolved to become a series of virtual events with two free pre-conference sessions that will bring us together to continue our conversations from New Horizons 2020.

January 27, 2021:

Offense or Defense: What’s the RG Game Plan in the Sports Betting Playbook?

The potential legalization of single event sports betting in Canada will create a significant opportunity for legal Canadian Operators. This opportunity, combined with the North American cultural shift in attitudes and acceptance of sports betting, will have far reaching impacts. What does this cultural change look like and is the gambling industry equipped to manage the risks associated with this new model of sports betting?

If Bill C-13 crosses the finish line, what’s the game plan? Hear from sports betting leaders as they explain the unique intricacies that need consideration. Learn how proactive responsible gambling and risk mitigation strategies can fit in to help us prepare for this culture shift. 

Meet the speakers

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Chris Grove

Gambling Industry Strategist and Partner at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

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Christine Thurmond

Director of Responsible Gaming at DraftKings

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Stewart Groumoutis

Director, eGaming Operations at BCLC

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Jamie Wiebe

Director, Player Health at BCLC

December 1, 2020:

Banking on a Different Perspective: The Financial Industry's Role in Safer Gambling

Our banks know a lot about us. They know when we're at our worst and at our best, and they have the ability to guide us in the right direction. This session will explore how financial services firms can help improve the financial well-being of their customers. This includes ongoing data analysis to better understand the relationship between spending and gambling behaviours, as well as projects focused on designing effective tools to offer customers more control over their financial lives (e.g. spending blocks).