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Ontario Superior Court rules on GotSkill?

Updated: Nov 15, 2018

Video skill games are legal and permitted in Ontario establishments

September 4, 2018 – Good news was delivered by the Ontario Superior Court to SBG - Skill Based Games Inc. (SBG) of Woodbridge, Ontario, the distributor of GotSkill?


In a decision made public today, the Ontario Superior Court stated that SBG’s video skill games are legal and therefore permitted in Ontario’s hospitality establishments.


GotSkill? are unique, skill-based video games that challenge players’ hand-eye coordination. Players have the opportunity to win cash prizes depending on their skill level.


GotSkill? President Tony Carvalho was very pleased with the decision, “This is another definitive statement from the highest court of Ontario. It’s great news. We will be moving forward now to further expand our offerings across the province.”


The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and SBG went to court in 2017 to clarify that GotSkill? games were not games of chance and therefore not an illegal gaming device under the Criminal Code of Canada, and not in contravention of Ontario’s Liquor License Act and Regulations. The Ontario Superior Court agreed with the SBG, and stated that GotSkill? “is not a game of chance or mixed skill and chance” and therefore legal.


The case was argued in May 2018. The court’s decision is found on-line at:

Play For Fun Studios Inc. v. Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing, 2018 ONSC 5190

https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2018/2018onsc5190/2018onsc5190.html


“Now that there is further legal clarity around the issue, we look forward to taking GotSkill? games to more hospitality establishments in more communities across Ontario,” says Carvalho.


Interested business owners are encouraged to contact the SBG corporate office to discuss opportunities for installation of the GotSkill? games. Contact Tony Carvalho directly at 905-264-4567 or email tonyc@gotskill.ca. Owners are also welcome to make an appointment at the office: 201 Creditview Road, Woodbridge Ontario L4L 9T1.


Got Skill? / SBG - Skills Based Games Inc.


SBG - Skill Based Games Inc. (SBG) is a Canadian distributor of video skill games developed for installation in the hospitality sector (restaurants, bars, pool halls, cafes, bowling alleys, entertainment establishments, etc). The games are skill-based, requiring hand-eye coordination, and include the opportunity for cash prizes. SBG’s GotSkill? games are fun, entertaining, legal, and 100% skill-based. Visit: www.gotskill.ca


Visit www.gotskill.ca for more information or contact:

Tony Carvalho - 905.264.4567 or tonyc@gotskill.ca