Ontario high-school students threatened in online gambling operation

Ontario high-school students threatened in online gambling operation

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  • OrilliaMatters
May 5, 2024 5:29 PM

Police are investigating an online gambling operation targeting high school students in Orillia.

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Orillia OPP began the investigation in April, when police received reports of people being offered the opportunity to take part in online gambling by signing up on a website called Topbets. After signing up, they were able to place sports bets and play casino-based games, Orillia OPP said in a news release.

Students told police they were being threatened due to debts owed.

Police believe there may be more victims.