Unibet fined in Ontario for reported ad infraction

Unibet fined in Ontario for reported ad infraction

Ontario’s gambling commission has issued a penalty to Unibet for being in breach of advertising standards and rules.

The online gambling operator Unibet has recently been fined by Ontario’s gambling regulator for alleged marketing violations. The committee cited illegal ads that promoted bonus offers as the reason for the amercement.

Unibet reportedly ran ads from the 19th to the 22nd of May that offered signup bonuses. In the province, welcome offers are only allowed to be displayed inside of an operator’s platform, after a user has agreed to get such ads. They are, therefore, illegal to promote in general advertising targeted to non-customers.

Ontario’s AGC has decided on a fine of just under 50 thousand Canadian dollars for the infraction.

The commission expects a high standard of operation from our registered companies in terms of protecting vulnerable people and playing responsibly. The AGCO will keep fulfilling its duties and will ensure companies that do not abide by the laws will be responsible for their actions.

The regulatory body’s lead Tom Mungham commented on the matter.