|The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) announced it will hold an immediate full review of all the public allegations made by Sunny Group. Sunny accused the KGC of having a ‘special relationship’ with online casino software providers Microgaming.|
'The Commission will review the facts surrounding any allegations made by permit holders and take the appropriate regulatory action,' said AlanGoodleaf, KGC Chairman.
According to Goodleaf, Sunny’s licence was revoked simply because Sunny Group, nor its casino, Casino Fortune provided notice to the KGC of the company's intention to switch software suppliers or leave Kahnawake, as required in the Kahnawake Gaming Commission's Regulations. Nor did they obtain permission from the KGC as is necessary.
But the issue of whether or not Kahnawake is legitimately able to grant licenses for Internet casinos is a thorny one. The Canadian government’s position is that, although current gaming regulations do not prohibit Internet Casinos being located in the province, they do not endorse them either: “For us, theoretically at least, this is illegal,” said Francois Moisan, spokesperson for Quebec’s alcohol, racing and gaming board.