PointsBet has made a strategic appointment to boost its betting ambitions in Canada by hiring Chantal Cipriano as Vice President of Legal, Compliance and Human Resources for PointsBet Canada.
Canada's single event sports betting bill has received royal assent and the operator intends to set up a localized operation to capitalize on legalized sports betting in the country.
A Canadian native and longtime Toronto resident, Cipriano joined PointsBet from Mazuma, where she was Senior Director of Legal & Compliance.
She previously worked as an associate in Dickinson Wright's Toronto office, providing strategic legal advice to land-based and online gambling clients.
Her practice primarily focuses on advising on requirements related to licensing, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and risk mitigation.
She is also the published author of the Canadian chapter of the LexisNexis book on gambling law and practice, The Chambers and Partners Guide to Gaming and Gambling and Licensing for Canada.
Cipriano said: “With the legalization of sports betting on selected events in Canada, PointsBet is at the forefront of one of the most exciting new gaming market opportunities in our country.
“With our innovative business model and talented leadership teams in Australia, Ireland, the US, and now Canada, we are collectively committed to building a company that captures this market opportunity, builds a brand that resonates with Canadian consumers, and, ultimately, a diverse company that the Canadian executive team can be proud of.
“The sports betting industry in Canada will evolve at a rapid pace and I look forward to helping PointsBet navigate this evolution as the company continues to grow,” she added.
Cipriano will work alongside former Monkey Knife Fight president Nick Sulsky, who became commercial director of PointsBet Canada in June.
Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA, said: “Chantal joins Nick as the second of many talented and genuine Canadian staff members to come as we work to ensure that our Canadian leadership team understands, represents and interacts appropriately with the local sports environment and its distinctive features. , passionate fan base."