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PointsBet appoints Cipriano as VP for Canadian division


Online gaming operator PointsBet has announced its appointment of Chantal Cipriano as the company’s new vice president, legal, compliance and people for its Canadian arm.

An accomplished lawyer and University of New Hampshire professor, Cipriano joins PointsBet from Mazooma where she was senior director of legal and compliance. Her arrival at the operator comes after Canada’s single-event sports betting bill received Royal Assent. 

Cipriano said: “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 – 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.

“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.”

Cipriano represents the latest addition to PointsBet’s Canadian division, after hiring Nic Sulsky to lead its expansion into Canada soon before the single-event betting bill passed. The operator also recently appointed Teresa Fiore as its responsible service of gambling and corporate social responsibility manager.

“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,” added PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken.

“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.”