We’ve all heard phrases or variations like, “As long as you live under my roof, you’ll follow my rules.”
The Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) issued a notice to PointsBet Canada last Thursday imposing a $150,000 fine for failing to meet the Internet gaming standards of Ontario’s Internet Gaming Registrar. 슬롯머신
“In Ontario, iGaming operators are obliged to proactively monitor carers’ play against signs of high-risk gambling and take appropriate action to intervene and reduce gambling-related harm,” AGCO CEO and registrar Dr. Karin Schnar said in a statement on PointVet Canada penalties. “AGCO will continue to focus on player protection by protecting all registered businesses to these high standards.”
It all came after last week’s meeting between AGCO and sportsbook operators and other stakeholders in the industry began, which was announced in late August to ban the use of athletes, celebrities, role models, social media influencers, celebrities, cartoon figures and symbols in internet game advertising and marketing in Canadian provinces. This revised standard will go into effect on February 28, 2024.
Paul Burns, chairman and chief executive of the Canadian Game Association, said on the Game News Canada Show podcast, which aired yesterday, “The session was good. It is good that the industry has taken the opportunity to share its thoughts with AGCO. In this process, I think the more conversations there are, the better. There was no proper consultation on this, but we do now. It’s a very important thing for the industry to have because it accepts the principle that no one wants to focus on minors or do advertising marketing that appeals to minors. Everyone accepts this. Everyone wants to comply with AGCO’s regulatory standards. So let’s all work together to make sure we do so.
Burns continued: “Accepting the first principles of the proposed standards is where we’re going to work, and that’s where we’re going to work. And no matter what the standards, interpretations or standards themselves look like at the end of this process, they will be able to reflect the consulting industry’s opinion because they want to be able to comply, but they want to be able to market themselves. It’s just making sure that people have the tools to do this. Through this process, we have also been part of the discussion. It was really nice.”