March 2024

GATEWAY CASINOS & ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED

Online Protection Alert

Protect Yourself from Online Scams Targeting Local Casinos

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is warning the public about a concerning trend of scams circulating online, falsely impersonating casinos and deceiving individuals into providing their sensitive information including any financial details on illegitimate websites.

These scams are cunningly executed through fraudulent posts and advertisements on popular social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram and also by setting up fake Applications that can be downloaded on Google Play and Apple Store. Exploiting the logos, names, and imagery of reputable casino brands, these deceptive posts lure players with promises of exclusive bonuses and promotions if they register with their counterfeit websites or mobile applications. It’s critical to note that none of these sites are associated with legitimate casinos in British Columbia, Alberta or Ontario (or with Gateway, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis or Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation).

The only legitimate way to game online with Gateway Casinos in Ontario is through our partnership with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation at OLG.ca.

While efforts are underway to remove these fraudulent posts, we urge our customers and the general public to remain vigilant against these predatory scams. If a website or app requests personal or financial information, exercise caution. Our official websites and social media accounts will never ask for sensitive details like your social insurance number (SIN) or banking information online to claim a prize from any of our proprietary brands. Beware of red flags such as demands for fees or taxes on prizes – remember, there are no fees or taxes on prizes won in Canada.

To shield yourself from these scams, meticulously examine the URL and domain of any website to ensure its legitimacy. If you encounter any suspicious account, post, or advertisement claiming affiliation with any of our trademark casino outlets, please write to us at Corporate.Marketing@gatewaycasinos.ca

If you suspect fraudulent activity, report it promptly to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online or by dialling 1-888-495-8501. Should you fall victim to a scam, contact your local authorities as advised by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Join us in combatting these scams by reporting suspicious posts and advertisements on social media platforms. Together, we can safeguard our community from online fraud.