A considerable fine has been handed out by the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to the Grandstand Casino (formerly Woodbine), which operates out of Toronto in Canada, in relation to allegations of dealer collusion and cheat-at-play.
The CA$80,000 sum was reached after the AGCO established that the casino failed to detect any issue or take appropriate action based on the information at hand to stop the plot in its tracks.
Five individuals have also been charged as a result of the investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police Investigation and Enforcement Bureau.
The case will likely raise questions about the Woodbine Casino and land-based gambling more generally, especially with the advent of online gaming in the region. In April 2022, the province became the first to launch legal online gambling, with online operators required to pass strict regulatory requirements under the watchful eye of iGaming Ontario (iGo) - the regulatory authority in the region.