This year’s running of the Canadian Gaming Summit promises tons of important insight into the current state of the local gaming industry and so much more. There will be a section specifically designed for a discussion on the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and its business model and commitment to communities. Two of its officials will also speak during the panel.
SIGA is a non-profit organization which kicked off operations back in 1995. During that time, it established a casino network that includes seven land-based casinos while also coming up with an innovative revenue-sharing model. This model reinvests 100% of its net proceeds back into Saskatchewan communities and provides much-needed funding for organizations and groups.
Exploring SIGA’s Recent Success
At the conference, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Patricia Cook and Desiree Gervais, Vice President of Human Resources of SIGA will discuss the organization’s introduction of its first regulated iGaming market. They will also speak on its innovative approach to regulatory agreements and revenue-sharing models at an exclusive Keynote Fireside Chat at the summit.
The “First Nations partnerships: the SIGA model in action” keynote panel, will be part of the Leadership & Growth conference track. It will be held during the second core day of the summit on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. One of the topics of discussion will be the steps taken to make SIGA an important gaming force in the country.
It should be reminded that in November 2022, with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s PlayNow.com, SIGA was able to launch the first regulated market for digital gambling in Saskatchewan. Most of the discussions will revolve around how the organization was able to bolster the Gaming Framework Agreement to debut the first online gaming enterprise in the province’s history.
In addition to that, the keynote will also explore the innovative financial model that has strengthened the organization’s position while also making it a leading body in the Saskatchewan community. The panel is also slated to probe into how these models can be implemented by other First Nations in their respective jurisdictions in Canada.
Plenty of Interesting Topics This Year
Attendees of this year’s edition of the Canadian Gaming Summit will be able to participate in a series of discussions throughout the event. This includes the recently announced ‘Land-Based’ conference track, which will discuss the future of brick-and-mortar gambling in a country and an industry which is headed toward massive digitalization.
The conference track will begin with ‘Lessons learned from community & charitable gaming’ which will explore the ways in which non-profit charities and commercial operators can still be viable and relevant. There will also be ‘Bringing emerging technology and innovation to land-based gaming’, which will probe into the integration of innovative technology with land-based products.
Source: Tsnompilantze, Maria “Canadian Gaming Summit Puts the Spotlight on SIGA’s Business Model and Commitment to the Community” SBC, May 25, 2023