Michael D. Lipton, Q.C.  (Senior Partner, Toronto), Kevin J. Weber (Partner, Toronto), and Chantal A. Cipriano(Associate, Toronto) have jointly authored the Canada Global Gaming, Gambling and Licensing Guide for Chambers and Partners.

The Guide discusses the regulatory and licensing gaming regime in Canada, as well as the application of the gaming and betting provisions of the Criminal Code. Please click here to read the ‘Canada – Gaming, Gambling and Licensing 2018’ Guide.


About the Authors:
Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. is a Senior Partner based in Toronto and heads the Canadian gaming law group. For over 25 years, he has served as senior counsel on several complex gaming law matters, including advising on Requests for Proposals from governments to operate commercial and charitable casinos and advising applicants who seek registration with the gaming regulatory authorities throughout North America. He regularly represents and counsels gaming equipment suppliers, institutional investors, governments, racetracks, casinos, First Nations and pari-mutuel operators in all aspects of gaming law from both a land-based and internet perspective. He has earned a global reputation for the strength and substance of his practice. He is a founding member and past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law, a member of the American Bar Association, the International Association of Gaming Advisors, Chair of Gaming Law Canadian Institute Seminar (2006-2009), Chair of Gaming Law Canadian Gaming Summit (2008-2016), and was Awarded Queens Counsel in 1979. He regularly contributes to industry publications and has presented numerous papers on the various aspects of gaming law at international legal conferences.

Kevin Weber is a partner at the Toronto office. He has extensive experience before gaming regulatory authorities throughout Canada, counselling clients in regard to amendments to gaming legislation enacted by government of Ontario including drafting legislative amendments. He regularly advises clients on Canadian law relating to online sweepstakes, contests and other promotional activities. Kevin also advises provincial governments in regard to gaming provisions of the Canadian Criminal Code. Representing self-regulatory bodies in prosecutions of non-licensees. His expertise includes assisting in the establishment of new businesses in Canada, and international business travel. He has successfully guided clients through immigration application processes, co-ordinating global immigration for workers, investors, entrepreneurs and their families. He has authored a number of articles in industry publications.

Chantal Cipriano is an associate at the Toronto office. Her practice primarily focuses on advising clients with regard to compliance, governance, regulatory and due diligence requirements integral to the gaming industry. Chantal regularly advises applicants who seek registration with various gaming regulators and provides advice on other gaming-related issues to a wide variety of clients including internet gaming operators, gaming equipment suppliers and manufacturers, software manufacturers, payment processors, and advertisers. Her practice also includes a variety of corporate and securities law matters, including registration and compliance obligations, with a particular emphasis on start-up ventures and crowd-funding.