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September 19, 2021

Gaming and sports betting industry lawyer Chantal Cipriano, amid recently legalized single-game wagering

PointsBet names VP Legal, Compliance & People for Canada

PointsBet names VP Legal, Compliance & People for Canada
"The sports betting landscape will evolve at a rapid pace in Canada, and I look forward to assisting PointsBet navigate that evolution as the company continues to scale," said Chantal Cipriano, new VP Legal, Compliance & People for Canada.
Canada | 07/15/2021

Cipriano joins PointsBet Canada's recently appointed Chief Commercial Officer Nic Sulsky. Following the recent Royal Assent for Bill C-218, the incremental growth in the regulated Canadian sports betting industry is estimated at between $1.2 billion and $2.2 billion.


he global online gaming operator PointsBet announced today the expansion of its corporate profile in the north american country with the appointment of Chantal Cipriano as Vice President, Legal, Compliance & People.

After the single-event sports betting bill, Bill C-218, received Royal Assent in Canada, long-time Toronto resident Cipriano spoke about the opportunities that now unfold for the country’s market.

“With the legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada, PointsBet sits at the forefront of one of the most exciting new gaming market opportunities in our country,” the new Vice President said. 

“With its innovative business model and talented leadership teams in Australia, Ireland, the United States and now Canada, we are collectively committed to building a company that captures this market opportunity, creates a brand that strongly resonates with Canadian consumers, and ultimately, a diverse company that the Canadian executive team can be proud to lead,” stated the lawyer.

She also analyzed the country’s betting landscape and assured that it “will evolve at a rapid pace”.

PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken spoke about Cirpiano’s incorporation as VP: “Equipping the PointsBet team with best-in-class talent to realize best-in-class execution has always been our mandate, and we are excited today to take an additional stride in that respect for PointsBet Canada, adding Chantal Cipriano - a terrific leader with deep industry expertise.” he said. 

“Chantal joins Nic Sulsky, PointsBet Canada’s recently appointed Chief Commercial Officer, as just our second of many talented, authentic Canadian hires to come as we work to ensure our Canadian leadership team understands, represents and appropriately connects with the local sports environment and its distinct, passionate fanbase”, Aitken concluded.

Prior to her appointment as vice-president, Chantal Cipriano was a lawyer in the Toronto office of Dickinson Wright, where she provided strategic legal advice to clients involved in the land-based and online gambling industries. Her practice focused on advising of the requirements related to licensing, compliance and governance, and risk mitigation.

She was also Senior Director of Legal & Compliance at Mazooma. There, she provided real-time, bank account level data intelligence and bank-verified payment processing for licensed online gaming and sports betting operators in regulated U.S. markets.

Cipriano is also a published author of the Canada chapter for LexisNexis’ Gaming Law and Practice Book, Chambers and Partners’ Gaming, Gambling and Licensing Practice Guide for Canada, and various articles in gaming publications. 

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