Gaming Legal News - June 21, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 15


In This Issue:

- BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Gun Lake Tribal Casino to Proceed Forward:

On Monday, June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in the closely watched Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, 567 U.S. ___ (2012). The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (or “Gun Lake Band”) in February 2011 opened Michigan’s newest Indian casino. The casino is located in the western-Michigan town of Wayland. The Gun Lake Band’s odyssey to open a tribal casino spanned over a decade and was wrought with several legal challenges...

- AGCO Reaffirms its Commitment to Risk-Based Registration, and Introduces its New Standards and Requirements System by Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. and Kevin J. Weber

This month the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) released a statement clarifying the nature of its new standards of gaming registration based upon the “Risk-Based Registration” concept. While these standards have been in force since September 11, 2011, the AGCO has notably reaffirmed its commitment to them by issuing a helpful restatement of these principles in June 2012, as many new companies are considering roles in the Ontario gaming industry as land-based casino operators and online gaming operators...

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