Casino Woodbine Fined C$80,000 For Dealer Scheme

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Conclusion: A Wake-Up Call in Ontario's Evolving Gambling Landscape

Anthony Odiase

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In a significant ruling, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has ordered Casino Woodbine to pay a C$80,000 fine for failing to prevent a dealer collusion scheme involving electronic craps. The regulatory review exposed multiple shortcomings in the casino’s oversight, including ignoring internal warnings and a lack of appropriate supervision. While Casino Woodbine has fully cooperated with AGCO and has pledged to address the highlighted deficiencies, the ruling serves as a stern reminder to the gaming industry of the vital importance of effective internal controls to safeguard against criminal activities. The case comes amid shifts in Ontario’s gambling landscape, including the recent launch of online gambling and legal sports betting, adding another layer of complexity to the challenges facing newly-appointed AGCO Chief Executive Karin Schnarr.

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