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The business of betting and gaming enters February with a bang

The business of betting and gaming enters February with a bang

The departure of the Levy clan from Penn, a robust Q2 for PointsBet Canada, the acquisition of Canadian company Quarter4 by FairPlay Sports Media, and looking ahead to ICE headlined a busy week.

Our panel of guests for the latest Gaming News Canada Show podcast ploughed through a plethora of happenings in the gambling industry as we said goodbye to January and welcomed February.

Speaking of goodbyes, Penn Entertainment announced a leadership transition program with the imminent departure of John Levy and sons Benjie, Aubrey and Noah. Quarter4, the AI/sports predictions business in Waterloo co-founded by Kelly Brooks and Danijela Covic, has been acquired by FairPlay Sports Media (the company formerly known as Oddschecker Global Media). And, the new month opens this week with the ICE conference in London.

Amanda Brewer, Phill Gray and Kris Abbott covered the major happenings. Brett Jackman, the VP of finance and strategy for PointsBet Canada, made his maiden GNCS appearance to answer our questions about the positive numbers seen in the operator’s latest financial results.

And, both Gray and Abbott looked ahead to Sunday’s Super Bowl LVIII from a bettor perspective.

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Each week, Steve McAllister, the Editor-In-Chief of the Gaming News Canada newsletter, digs deeper into trending gaming and sports betting topics with industry leaders and insiders, reporters and other stakeholders in the business. The discussion and debate also includes questions and opinions from our live listeners about the hottest industry in sports today.
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