The Gaming News Canada Fiver: Friday, January 26, 2024

January 25, 2024 7:48 PM
  • Steve McAllister—Gaming News Canada
January 25, 2024 7:48 PM
  1. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced Wednesday it is imposing a CA$70,00 fine on the operator of Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls for “failing to meet requirements in place to minimize the risk of unlawful activity, including money laundering, at the gaming site”. MGE Niagara Entertainment, a unit of Connecticut-based Mohegan, says it will appeal the AGCO ruling.
  2. Mitch Davidson, the chief of staff for iGaming Ontario, was a guest on the Gaming News Canada Show podcast to talk about the record numbers for the province’s regulated sports betting and igaming in its latest quarterly market performance report.
  3. A special report released recently by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) showed the rise in online gambling corresponds with an increase in money laundering.
  4. The chief of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation just east of Toronto reiterated his concern that changes to the casino scene around Canada’s largest city are adversely affecting the Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel on the Indigenous community’s property.
  5. A report on CBC Marketplace that included a collaboration between the Canadian public broadcaster and the University of Bristol in England has experts worried about the “normalization of gambling” from the high volume of sports betting advertising during sports broadcasts.