Reference re online gaming and international play (COA-24-CV-0185)

The Government of Ontario has made a reference to the Court of the Appeal for Ontario, asking a question about permitting international play in an online provincial lottery scheme.

The Government of Ontario, by Order in Council 210/2024 dated the 2nd day of February 2024, has referred to the Court of Appeal the following question:

Would legal online gaming and sports betting remain lawful under the Criminal Code if its users were permitted to participate in games and betting involving individuals outside of Canada as described in the attached Schedule [to the Order-in-Council]? If not, to what extent?

See the schedule.

The Attorney General of Ontario has submitted a Statement of Particulars.

Justice van Rensburg made a procedural order on March 1, 2024.

Any party interested in seeking leave to intervene in this reference should serve a motion for leave to intervene on the Attorney General of Ontario and file the motion with the Court by April 8, 2024.

The online gaming reference will be heard by the Court of Appeal for Ontario November 26-28, 2024.

Material filed in motions for leave to intervene and motions to adduce evidence

Atlantic Lottery Corporation, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation

Attorney General of British Columbia

The Canadian Gaming Association

Flutter Entertainment plc

Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke

NSUS Group Inc. and NSUS Limited

This website is maintained by the Judges' Library. Website Policies