Heavy Canadian Contingent at Next Week’s SBC Summit North America

Heavy Canadian Contingent at Next Week’s SBC Summit North America
By Mark Keast
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

It was only five weeks ago the North American gaming industry gathered in Toronto for both the Canadian Gaming Summit and SiGMA Americas Summit. Next week it’s SBC Summit North America, to be held at Meadowland Exposition Center in New Jersey, a huge conference and trade show.

The regulated Ontario sports betting industry, just a touch over three months old now, will be well represented there on a whole series of panels, led by Canadian Gaming Association president and CEO Paul Burns, PointsBet Canada CEO Scott Vanderwel, Kelly Brooks, CEO of Quarter4, Tyjondah Kerr, director, equity, diversity and inclusion at the OLG, and David Phillips, COO, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

The show runs July 12-14. More on this next week.

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5-leg Parly Payout

DraftKings Sportsbook Ontario reports this: In last night’s New York Yankees game, where they crushed the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-0, one user placed a $25, five-leg parlay at +13000 to payout $3,275.

The customer's parlay bet? Yankees -1.5; Isiah Kiner-Falefa to get a hit; Giancarlo Stanton to hit a homer; Aaron Judge to hit a homer; and Kiner-Falefa 1+ stolen bases.

The Yankees still maintain a double-digit lead in the American League East, including over the chasing Toronto Blue Jays.

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NHL Draft Tonight

It’s draft night in the NHL, followed next week by free agency. According to FanDuel Sportsbook Ontario, the most staked players in terms of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first pick at 25th are Jagger Firkus (right wing), Noah Ostlund (centre) and Rutger McGroarty (left wing). What, no goalie here? 

The Ottawa Senators announced a trade for their No. 7 pick hours before the draft, acquiring forward Alex DeBrincat from Chicago.

NHL betting likes over 8.5 Canadians in the first round at a 77% clip and under 22.5 Forwards drafted in the first round at a 68% clip.

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SharpRank, Quarter4 Finalize Partnership

Quarter4, the Canadian-based, artificial intelligence platform for pre-game and in-game predictive analysis, which we’ve written on before, is partnering with SharpRank, an independent ratings agency and performance rating platform for sports betting experts, algorithms, prognosticators and the public, it was announced Thursday.

There’s an increasing demand for specialized and personalized data sources and services, which this partnership will deliver on.

Said SharpRank CEO Chris Adams: "Individually, SharpRank and Quarter4 offer extremely valuable resources to their clients and the market as a whole. The complementary nature of what we can provide together creates amplified opportunity around data science which subsequently affects the user experience very positively. Our focus remains on bringing transparency and elevating the sports betting market. As the industry standard for ratings and proprietary "DNA" of this betting behavior, Quarter4 will leverage us to enhance their already great products."

Quarter4 delivers insights for team and player performance to sportsbooks, data providers, media agencies and affiliates.

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Mark Keast has recently covered the sports betting industry in Canada for The Parleh, and is a long-time sportswriter and editor, most notably with the Toronto Sun.

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