Doug Hood

Doug Hood

Project Director, Sports Betting

Doug is the Project Director for Sports Betting at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), an arm’s length regulatory agency overseeing the province’s gaming, alcohol and horse racing industries. In this role, Doug is responsible for developing and setting the overall strategic approach and implementation plan for the AGCO’s expanded sports betting mandate and regulatory framework.

Since joining the AGCO, Doug has served in a number of diverse and escalating roles including in Strategy and Policy, Legal Services, Operations, Corporate Services, and Communications and Corporate Affairs. Doug co-led the successful merger of the Ontario Racing Commission with the AGCO, has played a key role in the AGCO’s transition towards risk-based, outcomes-based, and compliance-focused regulation, and led the establishment of the policy development, strategic planning and data analytics capacities at the AGCO.

Doug received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario, graduating with distinction, and his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (minor in History) from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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