Unibet ON has been handed an Order of Monetary Penalty of $48,000 by the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
Received for alleged infractions of the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming relating to advertising and inducements, between May 19-22 of this year, Unibet ON allegedly posted/aired an array of broad gambling inducements that promoted “generous welcome offers”.
“We expect all registered operators to achieve and maintain the high standards of responsible gambling, player protection and game integrity,” explained Tom Mungham, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar – AGCO.
“The AGCO will continue to monitor these gaming sites’ activities, and ensure they are meeting their obligations under Ontario’s Gaming Control Act and the Standards.”
Unibet ON has the right to appeal the Registrar’s Order to the Licence Appeal Tribunal, which is an adjudicative tribunal independent of the AGCO and part of Tribunal’s Ontario.
The AGCO’s igaming regulatory framework exists in part to ensure Ontario’s igaming market achieves high standards in such important areas as responsible gambling, protection of minors, and game integrity.
This includes clear restrictions on the advertising of inducements, bonuses or credits, except when on an operator’s site, or through direct advertising and marketing issued after receiving active player consent