HR Ottawa LP, in any other case often known as Laborious Rock Ottawa, has been fined CA$227,250 (US$173,850) for 3 dozen alleged violations of Ontario gaming laws.
Among the many 36 breaches recognized by the Alcohol and Gaming Fee of Ontario (AGCO), Laborious Rock Ottawa is claimed to have didn’t implement anti-money laundering (AML) procedures and offered advertising supplies to self-excluded people.
These alleged violations occurred on the Rideau Carleton On line casino and had been recognized throughout an AGCO audit.
Different alleged breaches embody a failure to handle “issues of concern” raised by inner auditors in a well timed method and a failure to sufficiently shield gaming techniques and knowledge from safety vulnerabilities.
The regulator additionally claims that Laborious Rock Ottawa didn’t make sure that employees accomplished obligatory coaching in regard to vital areas, similar to AML insurance policies and procedures.
Tom Mungham, AGCO Chief Govt and Registrar, commented on the regulator’s resolution to difficulty a high-quality and stated it could be “rigorously monitoring the on line casino’s actions.”
“The AGCO has the mandate and the duty to make sure casinos are working with honesty, integrity and within the public curiosity,” he remarked.
“These penalties are supposed to drive the enhancements wanted on the Rideau Carleton On line casino, and we will probably be rigorously monitoring the on line casino’s actions to make sure these important audit findings are addressed.”
Like all on line casino operators, Laborious Rock Ottawa could enchantment to the Licence Enchantment Tribunal (LAT), an adjudicative physique unbiased of the AGCO.
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