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It represents the largest segment of the entertainment industry in Canada. Its annual revenues are in the billions and it employs hundreds of thousands of professionals. As the Canadian gaming industry continues to grow, the accompanying legal ramifications are becoming increasingly complex.

The Osgoode Certificate in Gaming Law program will provide all gaming professionals – with or without a law degree – with a complete and solid understanding of the legal issues arising in the course of their work.

Topics covered include

  • The intersection between gaming law and the Criminal Code including the concept of “conduct and manage”
  • A thorough review of the governing legislation in Ontario including the Gaming Control Act and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act
  • First Nations gaming and the significance of Kahnawake
  • How other jurisdictions operate in Canada and internationally
  • Compliance – understanding the relationship with gaming regulators
  • Testing equipment and software – how the technology has evolved and the legal issues that arise as a consequence
  • The emergence and immediate impact of skill-based games and social games
  • The latest on anti-money laundering
  • What the growing market integration of eSports and eGaming means for the gaming industry as a whole
  • Recognizing and implementing “responsible gaming”
  • Cross-border online gambling law
  • The near future of gaming in Ontario/Canada and potential legislative changes


Program Directors

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


  • Salim Adatia, Vice President, iGaming & Canadian Services, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC (Vancouver)
  • Fred Bertucca, Deputy Chief Operations Officer, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Don Bourgeois, Counsel, Gaming and Gambling, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP; Principal, Gaming & Regulation Group Inc.
  • Paul Burns, President, Canadian Gaming Association
  • Danielle Bush, Miller Thomson LLP
  • Bruce Caughill, Vice-President, Legal/Administration, Niagara Fallsview Management Company
  • Peter K. Czegledy, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Bill Ford, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Woodbine Entertainment Group
  • Peter German, Q.C., Peter German & Associates Inc.
  • Jordan Gnat, Group Senior Vice President, The Stars Group
  • Ilkim Hincer, President & CEO, MT>Play, a McCarthy Tétrault Venture
  • Brad Hutchings, Senior Advisory Partner, Performance Improvement; Managing Partner, Tourism, Hospitality & Gaming Practice, Deloitte LLP
  • Carolyn Marcotte, Vice-President, Legal and Compliance, Caesars Windsor
  • Murray Marshall, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Christopher Masters, Director, Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited
  • Terry McInally, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd.
  • Tom Mungham, Chief Operating Officer, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Bill Price, Chief Superintendent OPP, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Derek Ramm, Director, Anti-Money Laundering, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Harley Redlick, Principal, H Redlick Consulting Inc.
  • Domenico Roma, Director, Internal Audit, Caesars Windsor
  • Troy Ross, President, TRM Public Affairs
  • Navtej Sandhawalia, Principal, NS Advisory Inc.
  • Kent Schramm, Director, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte LLP
  • Sukvinder Singh, Director, Audit and Financial Investigations, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Craig Slater, General Counsel and Director of Legal Services, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Lori Sullivan, General Counsel, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
  • Scott Venton, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • Jim Warren, Principal, Gaming & Regulation Group Inc.
  • Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council
  • R. Seumas M. Woods, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.

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.

Certificate of Program Completion

You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Gaming Law. Participants must attend all program modules and successfully complete the take-home assignment to receive a certificate.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

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 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Stéphane McRoberts

Program Details

Date & Time

November 5 - 9, 2018
5 modules
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST


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

Fee per Delegate

$3,095 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Gaming lawyers
  • Gaming professionals (HR, finance, compliance, marketing, etc.)
  • Regulators
  • Gaming operators and suppliers
  • Advisors and consultants

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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

Media Sponsor

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CGA members receive 10% off per registration.
For more details, contact smcroberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

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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