This week it was revealed that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it will begin taking enforcement action against unlicensed sites offering services in the province beginning October 31st.
The regulator announced that the clampdown will begin as there have been changes to the Registrar's Standards for Internet Gaming in the province. The big change comes in regard to the transition time for unlicensed operators to move into the regulated market. This transition time will be ending, and unlicensed sites will need to pull their activities or risk being ineligible to gain access to the market.
Those found to not be in compliance will also find themselves subject to action, with the AGCO noting: "As with any instance of non-compliance, the AGCO will take appropriate regulatory action against any registrant that does not meet this standard (once it comes into force)".
The AGCO is also amending standards to make sure that live dealer games remain fair and safe for players.