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Conference Presentations

SustainableGAMING’s Paul Smith has presented at numerous national and international conferences, and founded/convened what has become one of the premier annual RG conferences, BCLC’s New Horizons in Responsible Gambling.

February 2017

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling

Vancouver, Canada
Workshop Presenter: “Influencing People on the Casino Floor”


October 2015

North American State & Provincial Lotteries / World Lottery Association Responsible Gambling Seminar

Dallas, TX, USA
Presenter: “The Business Case for Responsible Gambling”
Workshop Developer / Leader: “Bringing It Home”


June 2014

Canadian Gaming Summit

Vancouver, Canada
Panelist: “Online Gambling and the RG Learning Cycle”
Moderator: “Managing Risks of Problem Gambling - Current Perspectives on Duty of Care Questions”


October 2013

Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling

Toronto, Canada
Presenter: “Building the Business Case for Responsible Gambling”


January 2012

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

Vernon, BC, Canada
Presenter: “Don’t Talk to ME About ‘Responsible Gambling’: BCLC’s New Approach to Player Education”


October 2010

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s Responsible Gambling Conference

Halifax, NS, Canada
Presenter: “Moving the Yardsticks: A Canada-wide Approach to Responsible Gambling”


August 2010

University of Macau Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming REsponsible Gambling Symposium

Macau, China
Keynote Address: “British Columbia’s Approach to a Comprehensive RG Strategy”


October 2007

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s Responsible Gambling Conference

Halifax, NS, Canada
Presenter: “Sportsfunder: Designating Proceeds of Lottery Sales to Specific Causes”

April 2016

Massachusetts Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference

Boston, MA, USA
Co-Presenter: “GameSense: Don’t Talk to ME About Responsible Gambling”
Co-Presenter: “Voluntary Self-Exclusion: From Enforcement to Effectiveness and Engagement”


September 2014

10th Annual Responsible and Problem Gambling Stakeholders Symposium

Leduc, AB, Canada
Presenter: “Using Our GameSense: BCLC’s Efforts to Foster a Sustainable Gambling Industry”


January 2013, January 2014, February 2015

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling

Vancouver, Canada
Conference Host / Convener


June 2013

Canadian Gaming Summit

Montreal, Canada
Co-Presenter: “Protecting Players: Working Together”


October 2011

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s Responsible Gambling Conference

Halifax, NS, Canada
Presenter: “Withholding Winnings from Self-Excluders: Assessing the Impact”


October 2010

Alberta Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, Gaming Industry Stakeholders’ Symposium

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Presenter: “A National Responsible Gambling Strategy”


April 2010

Canadian Gaming Summit

Calgary, AB, Canada
Presenter: “Don’t Talk to ME About Responsible Gambling”
Presenter: “Owning the Podium: Towards a Canadian National Responsible Gambling Strategy”
Presenter: “Responsible Online Gambling: BC’s Approach”

February 2016

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling

Vancouver, Canada
Industry Panel Leader: “Making Responsible Gambling Work Within the Industry”


September 2014

European Association for the Study of Gambling

Helsinki, Finland
Presenter: “Using Our GameSense: BCLC’s Efforts to Foster a Sustainable Gambling Industry”


November 2013

National Association of Gambling Studies

Sydney, Australia
Keynote Address: “Using Our GameSense: BCLC’S Journey to Create a Sustainable Gambling Industry”


May 2013

15th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking

Las Vegas, USA
Co-Presenter: “Leading Together: The Evolution of Responsible Gambling in Canada”
Moderator: Lottery Studies Session


April 2011

Responsible Gambling Council’s Discovery Conference

Ottawa, Canada
Presenter: “Withholding Winnings from Self-Excluders: Assessing the Impact”


September 2010

European Association for the Study of Gambling

Vienna, Austria
Presenter: “Don’t Talk to ME About Responsible Gambling”
Presenter: “Collaborating to Create a Multi-Jurisdictional National Strategy for Responsible Gambling”


October 2009

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s Responsible Gambling Conference

Halifax, NS, Canada
Presenter: “Don’t Talk to ME About Responsible Gambling: The GameSense Story”