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Be wary of fraudulent gaming ads posing as Casino Rama: OPP

The ads direct users to a site associated with WinSpirit Casino, which is an unregistered gaming website, police say
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The Ontario Provincial Police is reminding online gamblers to use caution with casino gaming sites advertised on social media following an investigation of a unregistered gaming site fraudulently linked to Casino Rama.

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, police said in a news release.

The fraudulent advertisement redirects the user to a false application download page associated to WinSpirit Casino, which is an unregistered gaming website, police said. Casino Rama is not associated with WinSpirit Casino or any other unregistered online casinos. 

"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 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario," police said.

A 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.