License: Pexels, Free to use, Author: Andre Furtado
The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued fines of a total of CA$70,000 (£41,709/€47,286/US$51,815) to three operators for offering uncertified slot games in the Canadian province.
Bunchberry Limited, Mobile Incorporated Limited, and LeoVegas Gaming were all fined for violating Standards 4.08 and 4.09, which require licensees to obtain approval for all slots from an independent testing laboratory.
Mobile Incorporated also breached Standard 1.22 by providing uncertified games from suppliers that are not registered with the AGCO. Therefore, Mobile Incorporated received a fine of $30,000 for triple breach of standards, while LeoVegas was fined $25,000 and Bunchberry $15,000.
The AGCO Registrar and CEO, 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. Ontarians who choose to play on registered sites need the assurance that the games being provided meet these requirements.”
All three operators have the right to appeal the rulings to the License Appeal Tribunal (LAT), which is an adjudicative tribunal independent of the AGCO and part of Tribunals Ontario.