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Gaming and gambling in Canada is a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry. A significant difference between the gaming and other entertainment sectors is the high level of regulatory oversight and the direct involvement of Crown corporations in the operation of casinos, internet gaming, lotteries, horse racing and other gambling activities.

This new, full-day program will provide you with

  • everything you need to know about the current legal context surrounding the gaming industry
  • the evolving risk-based approach to compliance
  • how to effectively avoid or manage the risks of non-compliance

Learn from some of Canada’s foremost gaming experts as they discuss:

  • Identifying and mitigating common risks
  • Managing the compliance relationship with regulators such as the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and British Columbia’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch
  • Various roles and responsibilities of directors, senior executives, internal audit, external audit, Chief Compliance Officer and compliance departments, General Counsel and outside counsel
  • Understanding compliance activities in relation to different types of gaming operators and suppliers, ranging from family-owned charitable gaming operators to international gaming suppliers – and the impact that different regulatory regimes have on control environments
  • Navigating interrelationships with other regulatory regimes and legal requirements, such as securities, employment, and advertising and marketing law
  • Managing the relationship with Crown corporations and lottery licensees and their responsibilities for the “conduct and management” of lottery schemes
  • Ensuring compliance in specific high-profile areas, such as responsible gambling and anti-money-laundering

Faculty

Program Chair

  • Don Bourgeois, Counsel, Gaming and Gambling, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP; Principal, Gaming & Regulation Group Inc.

Speakers

  • Rob Kroeker, Chief Compliance Officer & VP Legal, Compliance, Security, British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • Carolyn Marcotte, Vice-President, Legal and Compliance, Caesars Windsor
  • Terry McInally, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd.
  • Luke Orchard, SVP, Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, IGT
  • Derek Ramm, Director, Anti-Money Laundering, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Domenico Roma,Director, Internal Audit, Caesars Windsor
  • Sukvinder Singh, Director, Audit and Financial Investigations, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Kelly Tessier, Chief Compliance Officer, Great Blue Heron Casino
  • Jim Warren, Principal, Gaming & Regulation Group Inc.

Agenda

Fees

Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

FAQs

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Stéphane McRoberts at smcroberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

March 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay
April 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay.

Location

Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Questions?

Who Should Attend

  • Gaming lawyers
  • Accountants and compliance officers employed in the gambling sector or who provide professional services to gaming operators
  • Gaming suppliers
  • Crown corporations and regulators

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Canada Gaming Association LogoCGA members receive 15% off per registration.
For more details, contact smcroberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Here’s what past attendees said about OsgoodePD’s Certificate in Gaming Law:

“Excellent. I learned a lot and met a number of people from my industry. I am very glad that I took this program. Thank you!”

Catherine Meade, Director of Compliance, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

“A very good program. Thank you!”

Rose Marie Nikki Manitowabi, Business Advisor/Specialist, Wikwemikong Development Commission

“All of the sessions were great!”

Twila Roberts, Property Valuation Specialist, The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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