Ontario's gaming regulator, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that they've issued a $80,000 CAD fine over a dealer/player collusion scheme.
The fine arose from a cheating scandal that took place at the casino when it was revealed that an electronic craps dealer was working with players to cheat the casino out of money. The Ontario Provincial Police Investigation and Enforcement Bureau has charged five people in relation to the case.
An investigation into the casino was launched after these arrests, during which time it was determined that Casino Woodbine didn't have proper policies in place to have detected and prevented the scheme from taking place. Investigators also found that the casino wasn't properly taking action on reports that showed unusual losses from the electronic craps game over a six-month period.
In a statement, the AGCO commented, noted: "Ontario's gaming laws require casino operators to implement effective controls to limit the risk of criminal activity, including cheating and collusion between patrons and casino staff.
"In addition to these penalties, AGCO will continue monitoring to ensure Casino Woodbine appropriately addresses their controls to better detect and prevent casino cheats and dealer collusion."
It should be noted that the casino cooperated with the investigation and has the option of appealing the fine, but there hasn't been any indication as to whether or not they'll choose to do so.