Don has over 25 years of experience in the gaming sector, primarily in executive positions, including casinos, charitable gaming, lottery, internet gaming, and horse racing.
He was previously General Counsel for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, where he was also Deputy Registrar, and counsel for the Ontario Racing Commission and its Executive Director. Don was the architect of the AGCO’s shift to a risk-based approach to regulation and the modernization of the liquor licensing regulatory structure and the Gaming Control Act and its regulation, the development of the Registrar’s Standards and Requirements, the Registrar’s eligibility assessment process for applicants for registration or licensing, and the AGCO’s regulatory assurance program.
He is Co-Director of the Osgoode Professional Development’s Certificate in Gaming Law, and the author of several legal texts, including The Law of Charitable and Casino Gaming and numerous articles. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Canadian Gaming Association’s Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution.
LexisNexis Canada (2018)
LexisNexis Canada, second edition (2018), reissue (2013), first edition (2008)
LexisNexis Canada, 2017
Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine (Summer, 2015)
LexisNexis Canada (2017)
LexisNexis Canada (April 2015)
LexisNexis Canada, fifth edition (2016), fourth edition (2012), third edition (2002), second edition (1995) and first edition (1990).
Butterworths Canada, 1999
Butterworths Canada, second edition (2009) and first edition (2001)
Butterworths Canada, second edition (2006) and first edition (2000)
Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Ontario
Nelson Canada, 1990
Historical Research Report Series, Report No. 1, Ministry of Natural Resources, 1986
Canadian Historical Review, June 1986
Journal of Native Studies, 1983