Gaming Legal News - May 18, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 16

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In This Issue:

- THE END OF THE GAMING MORATORIUM IN ONTARIO by Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. and Kevin J. Weber

- THE PLANNED RELEASE OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY OF GAMBLING IN NOVA SCOTIA by Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. and Kevin J. Weber

Excerpt from THE END OF THE GAMING MORATORIUM IN ONTARIO

In February 2004, the Ontario Government asked the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (the “OLG”) to conduct a thorough market analysis of the Ontario gaming industry to assist the Government in deciding on a long-term competitive and sustainable strategy for the industry.

The Government released its comprehensive gaming strategy in January 2005 (the “2005 Strategy”), building upon the in-depth assessment carried out by the OLG. The 2005 Strategy expressed concerns for both the long run sustainability of the Ontario gaming industry, and the social responsibility to operate gaming in a manner consistent with the public interest. In executing the 2005 Strategy, the OLG was directed to enforce a moratorium on a number of subjects, including...

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