Category: Gaming

Revamping Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering Rules: What’s New, What’s Changed and What It Means for Business

July 3, 2019

Since the proposed amendments to the regulations (Regulations) to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) were released in June 2018, regulated entities (REs) have been anxiously awaiting the final version of the Regulations, after numerous rounds of consultations with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). The suspense has now ended. Although…

Proposed Privacy Class Action “Collapses in its Entirety” on Commonality

May 8, 2019

On May 7, 2019, in Kaplan v. Casino Rama Services Inc. (Kaplan), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice refused to certify a privacy class action arising out of a criminal cyberattack that included allegations of breach of privacy, breach of contract and negligence. The decision comes on the heels of another recent decision denying certification of a privacy class action,…

2019 Ontario Budget: Gaming Highlights

April 12, 2019

On April 11, 2019, the Government of Ontario released its 2019 budget (2019 Budget), which includes several proposals that will impact the gaming landscape in Ontario once implemented. The gaming-related highlights from the 2019 Budget are summarized below. SINGLE-EVENT SPORTS WAGERING As previously indicated by Ontario’s Minister of Finance, Victor Fedeli, the 2019 Budget reaffirms Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government’s commitment…