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OPP: Fraudsters posing as Casino Rama in gaming ads

The ads direct users to a site associated with WinSpirit Casino which is an unregistered gaming website

A scam involving online advertising and Casino Rama has caught the attention of the Ontario Provincial Police, Investigations and Enforcement Bureau (IEB) and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

 On April 11, the OPP's Investigation and Enforcement Bureau was notified of a suspected fraudulent gaming advertisement depicting an online gaming platform hosted by Casino Rama. When clicked, the fraudulent advertisement redirects the user to a false application download page. This webpage is associated to WinSpirit Casino which is an unregistered gaming website. Casino Rama is not associated with WinSpirit Casino or any other unregistered online casinos.

The IEB and AGCO are reminding the public to use caution when choosing to access online casino gaming sites found through social media advertisements. 

In Ontario, regulated gaming sites are held to high standards of game integrity, data security and player protections. Ontario residents who choose to gamble online are being reminded to be aware of such advertisements and to always ensure the gaming site they are playing on is registered with the AGCO. A full list of Ontario's regulated casino and internet gaming sites can be found on the OLG and iGaming Ontario websites.   

The IEB is a division of the OPP, embedded within the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, and is responsible for conducting criminal, provincial and regulatory eligibility investigations to ensure integrity and public safety within the AGCO-regulated industries.