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

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Thursday, August 29, 2024

Total...

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 The temporary changes were originally made following the COVID-19 provincial emergency order to support the reopening of horse...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

Revised Post Time(s)...

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...

To protect the safety of equine and human athletes, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is reminding all Standardbred horse racing participants that the Spyder 3D race bike is not permitted for use in racing due to safety concerns raised by the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA).

Effective June 1, 2023, the USTA made the...

Effective November 17, 2023, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is reinstating breathalyzer testing for horseracing participants in Safety Sensitive Positions, including drivers, jockeys, valets, and track maintenance personnel to ensure continued safety.

When the Ontario government lifted the COVID-19 provincial...

To safeguard the integrity of horse racing and to prioritize the well-being and safety of racehorses, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has suspended Anthony Beaton, a standardbred trainer, for conduct prejudicial to the best interest of racing effective as of October 13, 2023.

After receiving complaints, the AGCO’...

Toronto ON – The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has served Ontario Gaming GTA Limited Partnership (“Casino Woodbine”) with notice of a Monetary Penalty totaling $80,000, following allegations of a cheat-at-play and dealer collusion scheme at Toronto’s Woodbine Casino.

In April 2023, the Ontario...

Toronto ON - The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has updated the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming to prohibit the use of athletes in internet gaming (igaming) advertising and marketing in Ontario. The standards have also been strengthened to restrict the use of celebrities who would likely be expected to appeal to...

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is temporarily amending a rule in the Standardbred and Thoroughbred Rules of Racing, effective immediately. The rule regarding blood sample collection from a horse for TCO2 testing will no longer specify the number or type of test tubes used for collection.

This...

The Board of Directors of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Karin Schnarr as Chief Executive Officer and Registrar. She will assume the role on September 18, 2023.

Dr. Schnarr is a highly accomplished and performance-focused senior executive with extensive experience in...

Toronto ON – The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has served Apollo Entertainment Ltd. (Apollo) with a Notice of Monetary Penalty totaling $100,000 for failing to meet Ontario’s responsible gambling requirements.

The penalty relates to multiple alleged violations of the responsible gambling provisions...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce that Chief Superintendent Craig Abrams has been appointed Bureau Commander of the Investigation and Enforcement Bureau (IEB), effective August 21, 2023.  Ontario is one of the few jurisdictions in the world that has a dedicated and fully integrated police bureau...

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium to amend post times of the 2023 race date schedule for Fort Erie Racetrack (Fort Erie).

The Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend post times of...

Following its recent engagement, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is moving ahead with a proposal supporting the expansion of 50/50 electronic raffle (e-raffle) ticket sales in Ontario. When implemented, this expansion will permit hospital foundation 50/50 e-raffle tickets to be sold in Ontario convenience stores by retail...

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