The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is launching an open call for liquor retail employee training programs.   

To support the province’s plans for an expanded liquor retail marketplace, the AGCO Board is seeking to approve additional training options dedicated to the responsible retail sale of liquor. Smart Serve is...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) are teaming up to help eligible businesses enter the expanded beverage alcohol retail marketplace, following the Government of Ontario’s...

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Toronto ON – The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is moving to revoke the liquor sales licence of Hamilton bar Club 33, for alleged repeated violations of the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA). The AGCO is taking this step following a...

To provide additional protection for racehorses and the racing industry during claiming races, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is expanding the invalidation of claims rules. In response to requests from the industry, the revisions allow a claim to be invalidated in certain circumstances following a claiming race. The...

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Toronto, ON – The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is requiring all Ontario-registered sportsbook operators to stop offering and accepting wagers on World Boxing Association (WBA) events, effective immediately. This measure is being taken to protect the Ontario betting public following concerns that WBA-sanctioned boxing...

The AGCO is aware of the NBA’s announcement regarding Jontay Porter and is pleased the league has addressed the matter promptly and decisively. This serious case of alleged insider betting and match-fixing was identified because regulated markets, like...

Toronto, ON - The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Monetary Penalty totaling $200,000 to 2776112 Ontario Inc., the licensed operator of the Cannabis Xpress chain of cannabis retail stores, for alleged violations of Ontario’s regulatory standards related to provincial anti-inducement laws.

The...

Toronto, ON – Two years into Ontario’s open, regulated internet gaming (igaming) market, a new study commissioned by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and iGaming Ontario has found that the vast majority of people participating in igaming in the province are doing so on regulated sites. This represents a significant change...

In December 2023, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) updated you on the development of new standards related to regulatory reporting requirements, which have been scheduled to come into effective on April 1, 2024.

We are writing today to inform you that the effective date will be extended to July 1, 2024 in order to...

In support of cannabis retailers,  the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is extending the implementation date of the new Standards: Registrar’s Standards for Cannabis Retail Stores using the Point-of-Sale (POS)...

Please be advised that iAGCO online services will be offline from Sunday May 26th, 2024 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

All services offered through the iAGCO portal (including licence renewals, new applications, inquiries, complaints and objections) will not be available during that time.

Anyone wishing to provide an objection to...

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Toronto, ON - The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued a Notice of Proposal (NOP) for a 60-day liquor sales licence suspension of Kelsey’s Restaurant (1773731 Ontario Ltd.) in Huntsville, Ontario (Kelsey’s Huntsville). The AGCO Registrar has reason to believe that several violations of the...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2024 race date schedules for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine

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Delete: Thursday, August 29, 2024

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To provide clarity to the industry, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is announcing several updates to the temporary COVID-19 rule amendments in the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing. The temporary changes were originally made following the COVID-19 provincial emergency order to support the reopening of horse...

Toronto ON – The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Monetary Penalty totaling $70,000 to MGE Niagara Entertainment Inc., the registered operator of Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls Ontario, for failing to meet requirements in place to minimize the risk of unlawful activity, including...

Toronto, ON – In order to protect the integrity of horse racing in Ontario and prioritize the wellbeing and safety of horses, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has suspended the licence of Standardbred trainer Anthony Beaton, for two years.

On October 13, 2023, the AGCO received information that Mr. Beaton had...

We’re delighted to share with you today that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was selected as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2024. This annual designation recognizes employers for providing outstanding workplaces and best-practices for their employees. 

Each year, winners are evaluated and selected...

Since 2019, the AGCO and the OCS have been implementing a new Point-of-Sale (POS) Data Reporting Platform to automate and standardize monthly regulatory reporting processes for licensed cannabis stores.

The solution is designed to help reduce the burden on retailers of manual data collection and improve operational efficiencies for...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by The WFA Raceway Corporation to amend post times of the 2023 race date schedule for The Raceway at Western Fair District (Western Fair).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Western Fair

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Toronto ON – The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued PointsBet Canada Operations 1 Inc., a registered internet gaming operator, a Notice of Monetary Penalty totaling $150,000 for failing to meet Ontario’s responsible gambling requirements.

The penalty relates to several alleged violations of...

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