Table Games Dealer at Canada’s Biggest Casino Caught Helping Gamblers Cheat

  • The Ontario Provincial Police received a tip about cheating at the casino
  • The suspects are now facing cheating, theft, and fraud-related charges
  • A similar type of scam at the property was exposed in April 2023
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Canadian police have arrested five people, including a table games dealer, for allegedly cheating at the country’s biggest casino. [Image:]

Cracking down on cheaters

Police in Canada have arrested and charged five individuals as a result of a cheating scheme at an Ontario casino. One of these people was a table games dealer who allegedly aided the gamblers with their scam.

looked into the matter after receiving a tip-off on March 18

The Ontario Provincial Police’s Investigation and Enforcement Bureau (IEB) looked into the matter after receiving a tip on March 18 about illegal activity taking place at the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto.  

No hiding

The subsequent investigation led to the arrests of the five people, all in their 20s, who are now facing cheating, theft, and fraud-related charges. Details about the scam, such as the method by which they cheated or the total sum of money they got, are currently unknown.

The Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto only opened in June 2023. It is located beside the Woodbine Racetrack and is the country’s biggest casino.

Hearings will take place in the Ontario Court of Justice following their release from custody. Talking about the incident, Great Canadian Entertainment said that it has rigorous measures in place to “detect and thwart any instance of collusion or fraudulent activity in our casinos.”

History repeating itself

This is not the first time that this property has had issues with cheating. The authorities uncovered a similar type of scam in April 2023 when the property was named Casino Woodbine. This led to an electronic craps dealer and four gamblers getting hit with criminal charges.

The casino’s owner also has over two dozen other entertainment properties across Canada, including in British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.

Casino Woodbine had to pay a CA$80,000 (US$59,076) fine to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario due to its failure to “detect or take appropriate action on available information” to stop the cheating.

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