Canadian Gaming Summit
June 19, 2017 - June 21, 2017
Ron Segev will be speaking at two seminars on Wednesday June 21:
June 21 – 11:20am – 12:10pm // The Future of eSports in Canada
At the intersection of technology, entertainment, gaming and gambling, eSports has become a widely discussed, but little understood, activity that is undergoing unprecedented growth, interest and investment. A broad discussion will review the past, present and future state of eSports in Canada. Beginning with the threshold issue of defining the activity, both for practical and legal purposes, a distinguished panel will examine eSports and the opportunities, risks, and issues that will are defining its evolution, many of which are unique to it and potentially position it as a significant disruptive force in the Canadian gambling landscape. Topics will include a review of applicable competitive paradigms, how to monetize the activity, what distinguishes competitions, players and bettors in relation traditional gambling-associated activities, and who are the actors of tomorrow best situated to take advantage of new developments.
Peter Czegledy – Aird & Berlis LLP, Partner
Scott Burton, CEO, eSports Pools
Ron Segev, Partner,Segev LLP
Michele Jaggi-Smith, Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Projects Division, Gaming, Policy and Enforcement Branch
Robin Jomha, Director, Corporate Registration, British Columbia Ministry of Finance
Alex Igelman, Millennial Sports, CEO
Rahul Sood, Unikrn, CEO
June 21 – 12:15pm – 1:05pm // Criminal Code: What Needs to Be Done to Protect Canadians?
The fundamental reason for criminal law sanctions against gambling activities is to protect Canadians. Does the current Criminal Code do so? If not, what needs to be changed to protect Canadians? The world of gambling has evolved substantially since the last significant amendments in the late 1960s and the 1980s. The Criminal Code has not evolved with such fads as the internet, sports wagering, “skill gaming”, contests, and e-sports. Advances in technology have not only altered the types of gaming that may occur, but how to protect Canadians. This panel will review how well the current criminal law protects Canadians and what, if anything, needs to change.
Don Bourgeois – Principle, GRG Advisors
Danielle Bush – Partner, Miller Thomson
Ron Segev – Partner, Segev LLP
Troy Ross – President, TRM Public Affairs