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...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Forestell as Chair of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Forestell is a sitting member of the AGCO Board, having first been appointed in December 2018. Over his last four and a half years on the AGCO Board, he has been a strong advocate for...

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Lalit Aggarwal, the Chair of the AGCO’s Board of Directors, has announced his resignation from his role with the agency to spend more time with his family and to focus on his business affairs. The Board’s Vice-Chair, Heidi Reinhart, has assumed the Chair’s responsibilities in the interim. Ms. Reinhart joined the Board of the AGCO in October...

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Toronto, ON – In order to protect the integrity of horse racing in Ontario and prioritize the wellbeing and safety of racehorses, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued monetary penalties totaling $11,000 and a three-year suspension to a standardbred trainer.

Following an AGCO inspection into the suspicious...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Grand River Raceway Corporation to amend the 2023 race date schedules for Grand River Raceway (Grand River).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Grand River

Revised Date(s)

 

Add: Monday September 25, 2023

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In recognition of the national and international significance of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Australia & New Zealand (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023), the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will permit liquor sales licensees to extend their hours of sales and service to begin at 7:00 a.m. for the...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) recently launched an engagement with industry stakeholders, with a focus on two potential amendments to the Registrar’s Standards for Cannabis Retail Stores (the Standards) related ...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2023 race date schedules for Mohawk Park (Mohawk).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Mohawk

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Tuesday September 26, 2023

Total: 1 ...

Toronto ON - In order to protect the public interest and ensure Ontario’s internet gaming (igaming) market operates responsibly and with integrity, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), has served BV Gaming Limited and Fitzdares Canada Limited with Notices of Monetary Penalty totaling $30,000 for alleged...

TORONTO - The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has been awarded the North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA) Excellence in Gaming Regulation Award for its work developing and implementing the regulatory framework for Ontario’s new open and competitive internet gaming (igaming) market that launched in April 2022...

Note: As announced on June 30, 2023, the AGCO is extending the period to complete Smart Serve recertification. Certificates with an expiry date between July 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023 remain valid until September 1, ...

The Registrar has approved the application made by Woodbine Entertainment Group to amend the 2023 race date schedules for Woodbine Racetrack (Woodbine).

The Registrar has approved the following:

Woodbine

Revised Date(s)

 

 

Delete: Thursday August 31, 2023

Total...


In: Horse Racing - Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Industry Notice: Air Quality Alert

The health and welfare of equine athletes is of paramount concern to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and to members of the racing community. An effort to monitor weather conditions – including air quality – and how it will impact racehorses is in keeping with this mandate.

Environment Canada has issued a...

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

Currently, the only approved training program is CannSell. Through this open call process, interested entities can submit an application for approval of their proposed cannabis training program in Ontario. Up to two...

As part of its continued commitment to protect Ontario’s racehorses and enhance the integrity of racing, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has made the following changes within the Rules of Racing to promote the welfare of equine athletes.   

The AGCO engaged with industry stakeholders including horsepersons’...

We’re redesigning our website to make it better for you!

We’re making changes to our website to improve the user experience – and we want you to help us make it better!

We’re conducting one-hour personal interviews. Selected participants will be able to share their experience and ideas on making the AGCO website simpler and...

Toronto ON –The Deputy Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued a Notice of Proposal (NOP) to revoke the liquor sales licence of Afro-East Restaurant, located at 91 Queen St S, Kitchener, ON. The Deputy Registrar has reasonable grounds to believe that the licence holder will not carry on business in accordance...

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