Gaming Legal News - May 1, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 11

by Dickinson Wright
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In This Issue:

- TORONTO CASINO UPDATE

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that changes might be made to Ontario Regulation 347/00 under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999 that would affect the need for public approval of the proposed Toronto casino. The regulations presently require that a municipal referendum be held to approve a proposed casino development, and they further require that the referendum be held during the regularly scheduled municipal election. At the time of our last article, it was unclear whether the regulations would be amended to simply accelerate the referendum or to do away with the referendum requirement entirely....

- NEW GAMING AUTHORITY IN COLOMBIA

In Colombia, gaming is a monopoly of the State, and private companies can operate slot parlors by means of concession agreements subscribed with the company that, in representation of the State, is authorized to control the operation of the slot machines....

- UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW TO HOST INTERNET GAMING REGULATION SYMPOSIUM

The UNLV Boyd School of Law is presenting an international symposium addressing best practices for the regulation of Internet gaming. The symposium features world-renowned speakers and authors who are highly knowledgeable in their respective fields. Each speaker will tackle a category of regulation critical to a well-regulated Internet gaming environment. Dickinson Wright PLLC member Peter J. Kulick will address audits, accounting, reporting, and recordkeeping. Speakers will survey regulated Internet gaming laws from established and emerging jurisdictions worldwide, engage in a critical discussion of these laws, and make recommendations for best regulatory practices....

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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