The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced this week that it has issued fines to three betting operators in the province for offering online slots that weren't certified.
The fines totaled $70,000 CAD and were dished out to LeoVegas Gaming, Mobile Incorporated Limited, and Bunchberry Limited. The companies were all found to be using slot games that aren't approved of in the province and were, therefore illegal. LeoVegas was fined $25,000, and Bunchberry was fined $15,000. Mobile Incorporated was fined $30,000, as they were found to be using slot companies that aren't certified in the province.
Regarding the enforcement action, AGCO Chief Executive Tom Mungham said, "The AGCO holds all registered operators to high standards of responsible gambling, player protection and game integrity, and monitors their activities in the interest of Ontarians.
"A critical feature of our regulatory framework requires operators to only offer games that are from registered gaming suppliers and have been certified by an AGCO-registered independent testing laboratory to meet the highest standards of game integrity.
"Ontarians who choose to play on registered sites need the assurance that the games being provided meet these requirements."
All of the companies have the right to appeal the fines, but it is unknown if they'll choose to do so. Ontario's online gambling market is booming, having been online for just over a year. There are over a dozen operators active in the province, where gamblers can get in on slots, table games, live dealer games, and sportsbetting.
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