If We Can’t Beat Them, Join Them
Our business was invited to speak at the 2015 Canadian Gaming Summit at Caesars Windsor. We addressed the current Canadian regulatory regime with respect to online gaming and, perhaps more importantly, how that regulatory regime is likely to develop and evolve.
Specifically, we explained that we can’t ignore the fact that a Canadian company owns the biggest poker operator in the world or that the Quebec government is studying a report that may have the province enter into legal arrangements with offshore operators. We further discussed options outlined in the report released by the Working Group on Online Gambling, what impacts there may be to lottery corporations and their websites, and how to deal with the elephant in the room.
Other topics addressed include the following:
An examination of the abovementioned issues from both a legal and public policy point of view;
An explanation of the Working Group on Online Gambling’s recommendations and the decisions reached by the Minister of Finance;
How online gaming may be impacted by Quebec’s decisions with respect to the gaming industry; and
How the status quo may not be an option for much longer and the resulting legal options and ramifications for the gaming industry.
If you require further information, please contact Johnny Jaswal.