Gaming and Licensing

Our Gaming, Lottery and eSports group is helping clients rise to new challenges and capitalize on prospects presented by this dynamic and growing industry.

Technology has created opportunity for new ventures, investments, and innovations, especially in the gaming industry, where regulations are constantly morphing to accommodate discovered variables. Our firm is practiced, having advised on large scale, high-profile mandates for major domestic and international industry players.

Our firm has made significant impact in both the private and public sectors, gained in periods of rapid growth and modernization, including a nuanced and practical understanding of operational and licensing requirements, public policy implications unique to the industry, and financing needs.

Our unique value for clients includes:

  • Comprehensive experience: We have significant experience advising on complex, transformative projects for some of Canada’s and the world’s leading gaming and licensing organizations, including crown corporations and multi-national gaming operators.
  • Niche expertise & full-service expertise: We have a range of expertise advising on industry-specific issues (regulatory compliance, project development and financing, anti-money laundering (AML), responsible gaming) to offering complete legal solutions (corporate/commercial, litigation, labour relations, risk management, procurement, taxation, advertising, technology, privacy, and cyber-security practices) for both land-based and on-line industry stakeholders.
  • National platform: From the Pacific to Atlantic coasts, we have been engaged in mandates affecting every province and territory in Canada.

From government bodies and corporations, to casinos and consumers, it is a critical time for all industry stakeholders. Players from across the gaming spectrum look to McCarthy Tétrault for specialized, strategic, advisory, technical and operational services that are aligned with their unique needs.

Industry leading innovation: MT❯Play

McCarthy Tétrault recently launched MT❯Play a global gaming consultancy, led by partner Ilkim Hincer.

This venture is a concentrated way to deliver practical solutions, apply our knowledge and prove our commitment to providing best in service value for our clients’ varying business needs.

MT❯Play employs gaming professionals that provide strategic advisory, technical and operational services that are aligned with the needs of clients from across the gaming space, with expertise covering both traditional and evolving aspects of the gaming industry. Advisory services are border free, strategic, technical and operational.