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Michael Lipton

Senior Partner, Dickinson Wright

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Sports betting was legalized in Canada about six months ago and was recently launched in the country’s largest province, Ontario. Michael Lipton is one of Canada’s leading gaming attorney where he’s a senior partner in the Toronto office of Dickinson Wright. He explains how the legalization process went and how it will be implemented in the different provinces of Canada. In Ontario, dozens of sports betting sites and technology providers have been licensed but there are still a few areas where it’s uncertain what is legal and what is not or how it will be implemented. Lipton spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his home in Ontario in June.

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.

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