Heidi Reinhart appointed iGaming Ontario Chair

July 31, 2023
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She will replace Dave Forestell, who served as Chair since 2021 and has now moved up to the AGCO.

Heidi Reinhart has been named the new Chair of iGaming Ontario to succeed Dave Forestell, who served as the group’s inaugural Chair.

Forestell recently resigned from the position to take on a role with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) as its Chair (the parent board of iGaming Ontario).

During his time on the board, Forestell has supported agency within its sectors. Forestell took on the role of presiding Chair of the AGCO’s subsidiary, the Board of iGaming Ontario (iGO), which was established in July 2021.

Reinhart currently serves as a member of both the Ontario Securities Commission’s Security Advisory Committee and the Toronto Stock Exchange Listing Advisory Committee. She practices securities and corporate law as a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

Earlier this year, Reinhart received a designation from the King’s Counsel.

IGaming Ontario said it welcomes Reinhart to her new role and took a moment to comment on Forestell's time as Chair.

The group said in a statement, "Over the last two years, he has provided foundational strategic leadership as Ontario developed and implemented its approach to conducting and managing the province’s new, competitive online gaming market."

In other AGCO news, the organization recently granted Rootz Limited a license. The approval gives Ontario players access to four of Rootz casino brands, including Wildz, Wheelz and Caxino, as well as to the streaming brand Spinz.

The Ontario commercial market went live last spring and is the first Canadian province to offer iGaming to its residents. Up to now, local lotteries have traditionally dominated Canada’s gambling sector.

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