The Canadian gaming industry is a dynamic and ever-changing landscape driven by emerging technologies and innovative business models.

At our firm, we understand the importance of staying ahead in this evolving industry. Our team of experienced legal professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive guidance to our clients, while helping them navigate the complex legal intricacies of the gaming sector.

Succeeding in Ontario's iGaming sector.

In Canada, gaming activities are restricted by the Criminal Code. To accommodate private participants, some provinces have adopted creative approaches.

In particular, Ontario's iGaming market allows private companies to operate online gaming websites as agents of the Crown. This quasi-privatization model has resulted in heightened regulatory oversight, which can pose challenges – particularly for newcomers. If you are planning to enter Ontario's online gaming market, you will need to navigate agreements with iGaming Ontario and the compliance standards set forth by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Complying with the AGCO standards may impact various aspects of your business operations, including with respect to advertising, marketing, promotions, contests and responsible gambling practices. Failure to comply can lead to significant fines.

Our team is here to assist you in successfully adhering to these legal requirements, ensuring your entry into Ontario's iGaming market is both smooth and compliant.

Tailored solutions. 360-degree perspective.

Harnessing far-reaching experience across the entire spectrum of the gaming industry, members of our practice deliver informed guidance, industry insight and tailored solutions to a range of industry participants. Our current client base includes:

  • Private operators
  • Crown agents
  • E-sports organizations
  • Game developers
  • Publishers
  • Land-based casinos
  • Provincial regulators
  • Suppliers involved in gaming-related activities​

We recognize that your needs may extend well beyond the gaming industry, and we are prepared to offer comprehensive legal advice across virtually every area of your business. Whether you're securing financing, protecting intellectual property, negotiating agreements, ensuring compliance with privacy and employment laws, optimizing tax efficiency or addressing non-gaming requirements, we are ready to support you.

No matter the challenge or opportunity, building strong relationships with our clients is always our priority. We believe that open and frequent communication is essential for building trust and ensuring our clients receive the best possible representation.

Contact us today to learn more about the unique service experience we offer and how we can assist you in achieving your goals.