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iGaming Major Events in 2023

By Manny Wood.
Fact checked by Wilbur Thompson.

When starting an online casino, you become part of the iGaming industry, which is a large global gaming community comprising casino operators, bookmakers, software providers, game developers, jurisdictional and financial authorities, marketers, influencers, and players from all over the world. These industry players speak different languages but regularly exchange experiences to keep online gambling going. iGaming events are therefore as important as ever and are back in action amidst COVID-19 restrictions. Here are some of the best iGaming conferences, exhibitions, and trade shows that you should attend, along with tips on how to prepare for them.

SBC Summit North America, which is an offline conference and tradeshow, will take place in Secaucus, New Jersey, from 9 to 11 May 2023. This event will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the ins and outs of the US iGaming and sports betting industries, market trends, and product innovation. Join over 3,000 industry professionals from every corner of North American iGaming and Sports Betting for this all-inclusive event packed with two days of tailored content, expanded exhibition, and three nights of unmatched networking experiences.

The fifth edition of CasinoBeats Summit (CBS), an offline conference, will be held at the InterContinental in St Julian’s, Malta, from 23 to 25 May 2023. CBS will welcome three thousand senior executive delegates, with two full days of conference content, exhibition, and networking. The final evening of the event will feature the Game Developer Awards to recognize the exceptional efforts by the studios bringing the hottest and most innovative titles for 2023.

The Canadian Gaming Summit, an offline summit, will be held in Canada, Toronto, from 13 to 15 June 2023. It was an incredibly significant milestone for the iGaming industry in April 2022 when the Canadian province of Ontario made online gambling legal and regulated. As a result, many operators looking to open up new markets have chosen the Canadian market as an attractive prospect.

SIGMA Americas 2023 is an offline summit that will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, from 14 to 18 June 2023. SiGMA America’s inaugural event is well-timed to facilitate connections between its extensive network in the Western hemisphere and the prominent suppliers, operators, and affiliates in the emerging markets of Latin America. As regulated markets continue to experience rapid growth and new markets emerge, this event presents a valuable opportunity for collaboration and expansion.

iGB Live! is an offline conference taking place in Amsterdam from 11-14 July 2023. This event brings together iGaming industry experts, consultants, affiliates, and operators to discuss the latest technological advancements, new regulations, payment opportunities, collaborations, and emerging trends. The conference covers a variety of topics such as Google and iGaming, online gambling ad restrictions, mobile betting, Ontario jurisdiction, gamification, and more.

SIGMA ASIA 2023 is an offline summit happening in Manila, Philippines from 19-22 July 2023. This event aims to bring together gaming professionals from around the world to engage in Asia’s blue ocean market, backed by a population of 3 billion with diverse cultures, incredible economic potential, growing workforce population, and unique advantage due to its location in the center of Asia. It serves as a bridge between the West and East, offering new opportunities for cooperation and exploration for both Asian and European providers.

SBC Summit Barcelona is an offline summit happening in Spain, Barcelona from 19-21 September 2023. It is the industry’s leading event, doubling its space from the previous year, with 38,000 square meters hosting 300 exhibitors. More than 450 expert speakers will present insights into various business growth areas, niches such as sports betting, casino and iGaming, payments and compliance, affiliates, marketing, and media, as well as emerging tech, blockchain, and metaverse will be represented.

Lastly, SiGMA Europe is an offline summit happening in Malta, MFCC (North Gate) in November 2023. This event is a fully-fledged online gambling ecosystem that brings together business, entrepreneurship, and iGaming. It offers opportunities for online gaming operators, SaaS providers, and affiliates to connect with industry leaders and for those new to the iGaming world to learn from them. The event includes a pitch event where ten budding iGaming brands will compete for mentoring opportunities from industry titans, media, and more.