Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Introducing New Technology to Fight Fraud

OTTAWA CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER –  Last week the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) rolled out a new tracking tool that will make it more difficult for those facing Ontario lottery fraud charges to defend themselves.

OLG’s new tracking system, known as the Data Analysis and Retrieval Technology (DART), can investigate the Corporation’s entire database in a matter of minutes. OLG intends to use it to seek out suspicious or potentially fraudulent practices.

An online article readable at ItWorldCanada.com, Ontario Lottery Turns to BI to Fight Fraud, sheds light on just how powerful this technology is. For example, it can trace back the entire history of any given ticket, including where it was sold, what the retailer had been doing at the terminal prior to the sale, and the time and location of checking the winning ticket.

This is the most recent of various measures the Ontario government has implemented, over the last three years, to prevent fraudulent lottery claims by those who sell tickets. Some of the other fraud-fighting steps have included:

  • A registration process for lottery ticket dealers, including background checks.
  • Routine inspections to ensure the integrity of Ontario’s lottery system.
  • Offering arbitration hearings for those involved in lottery prize disputes.

Just as with any other type of Ontario fraud, lottery fraud can result in fines, a criminal record, and even imprisonment if you are convicted. As anti-fraud measures become more advanced, you want to make sure you have a top criminal defence lawyer fighting your charges.

Have you been charged with lottery fraud or illegal gambling in Ontario? A top criminal defence lawyer can help you understand your rights, and fight to have the charges against you dismissed. For more information, contact the Ottawa criminal lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by email at [email protected] or by phone at (613) 233-4529.