Blanket gaming ban for Ontario gaming commission employees goes too far: Arbitrator

AGCO extended conflict of interest policy from all games of chance run by municipalities, First Nations
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/27/2013

The union grieved when the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario extended its conflict of interest policy to ban all its employees from participating in games of chance, bingos and lotteries run by municipalities and First Nations.

In 2007, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) was given oversight of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

Before that time, the existing AGCO conflict of interest policies prohibited its staff from participating in any charitable and casino games that it regulated.