Regulator warns of fraudulent apps and ads impersonating casinos in Alberta

Regulator warns of fraudulent apps and ads impersonating casinos in Alberta

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February 1, 2024 7:00 PM

Officials with Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) say they have recently been made aware of fraudulent apps and social media ads impersonating casinos and racing entertainment centres (RECs) in the province.

AGLC officials say these deceptive ads imply that the province’s land-based venues have added online gambling to their operations.

The AGLC says none of Alberta’s 29 casinos or racing entertainment centres are licensed to offer online gaming. Officials say using these apps or accessing these social media ads may put a user’s personal information at risk.

Along with inauthentic ads for land-based gaming venues, the AGLC says there has been an increase in counterfeit applications for PlayAlberta.ca on both the Apple and Android app stores.