AGCO fines Woodbine gambling establishment $80,000

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The Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission fined Casino Woodbine – now Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto – $80,000 due to allegations of a “cheat-at-play and dealer collusion scheme” at the Rexdale betting facility.

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A news release issued Wednesday by the AGCO said the Ontario Provincial Police, which is part of the AGCO, filed charges against five people in April. The charges stem from an investigation into allegations that an electronic craps dealer at Woodbine Casino colluded with these customers.”

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The AGCO said its regulatory compliance department conducted an in-depth compliance review to assess the casino’s compliance with the Gambling Control Act and found that the casino “failed to recognize or take action on available information.” “To prevent fraudsters and dealers.” Arrangement plan.”

The review found financial reports and emails that showed “atypical losses” from electronic craps play over a six-month period; Table game supervisors were often absent from the craps table when “suspicious gambling activity occurred,” and video surveillance showed that the electronic craps game “failed to follow required rules and procedures and lacked effective supervision.”

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The ACGO said that while the casino issued a dealer seven violations for “inappropriately passing dice to customers before bets were placed,” the dealer was allowed to continue to hand out electronic craps during that time.

“We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety, integrity and fairness in all aspects of our business,” casino operator Great Canadian Entertainment said in a statement Wednesday.

“We take any breach of trust within our organization seriously and fully support the investigation conducted by AGCO and OPP,” the statement said. “As part of our remedial efforts, the game in question was permanently removed from the casino area in November 2022 and the employee in question was terminated.”

The AGCO said it would continue to monitor the casino.

In April, the OPP said 52-year-old Arthur Segovia of Etobicoke was charged with breach of trust, fraud, theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000.

Khalil Evans, 29, Donovan Smyth-Todd, 30, and Daniel Hatton, 25 – all of Toronto – and Andrew Gayle-Bourne, 33, of Oakville, were all charged with gambling fraud, theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000 US dollars charged.


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