Ontario Online Gambling Goes Live • This Week in Gambling

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It’s taken practically three years of labor, however at this time is the day that Ontario on-line playing lastly goes reside. Residents within the province are actually in a position to wager on on line casino video games and sporting occasions by way of web sites and cellular apps.

A number of operators have gone reside already, together with FanDuel, BetMGM, Rush Road, Unibet, Bet365, FanDuel and 888. Additionally up and working are PointsBet Canada and theScore Guess, amongst others. They’re all below the regulatory watch of iGaming Ontario, which is a part of the Alcohol and Gaming Fee of Ontario.

This all started when the province unveiled plans to place an finish to the monopoly held by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Company. New laws was then rolled out in 2020 which paved the way in which for the licensing of Ontario on-line playing operators.

To be clear, on-line playing did exist within the province previous to this. Nevertheless, it was strictly run by the Provincial Lottery , regardless that gamers might nonetheless entry the “grey market” on-line casinos from offshore. However now, Ontario on-line playing is way more clear.

All of this isn’t with out controversy, although. Lots of the land based mostly on line casino operators are involved about how on-line casinos will impact their revenues, and maybe even their jobs. They’re additionally upset that the brick and mortar casinos are being taxed at the next price.