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888 Sportsbook Receives Ontario iGaming License for Apr. 4 Launch

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by Mitchell South in Sports Betting News

Mar 3, 2022 · 8:40 AM PST

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  • The 888 sportsbook has received an Ontario iGaming license from the AGCO
  • Private sports betting sites are debuting in Ontario, Canada on April 4, 2022
  • Up to 30 more sportsbooks have submitted applications to go-live in Canada’s most populous province

The Ontario sports betting market can officially welcome the 888 sportsbook on April 4, 2022.

The 888 Holdings group confirmed they received market access through an official press release. As one of the biggest online betting and gaming companies in the world, 888 is bringing a wealth of experience to this emerging sports betting market.

Catch all the details on the launch of 888 Ontario, along with additional information on the Ontario iGaming market that will usher in a new era of Canadian sports betting.

888 Is the Latest Sportsbook to Receive an Ontario iGaming License

Privately-owned sportsbooks are coming to Ontario for the first time on April 4, and 888 is the latest sports betting site to receive a license.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) along with iGaming Ontario (iGO) are currently working through approximately 30 applications from various online sports betting operators. Major operators like theScore Bet and PointsBet were the first to confirm they had received approval from the AGCO.

Now, a wave of additional online sportsbooks are starting to receive licenses, setting the stage for a massive April 4 launch date.

The 888 sportsbook will be one of the best options for Ontario sports bettors looking to sign up with a new betting site.

Ontario iGaming Market First to Launch in Canada on April 4

The iGaming market in Ontario will be the first of its kind in Canada. Making parlay bets used to be the only option for Ontario sports bettors, and while platforms like Proline are currently accepting single-game wagers, privately-operated sportsbooks like 888 hold numerous advantages.

It’s clear that the people of Ontario will have no shortage of options when the iGaming market launches on April 4. Check out the table below for a list of the best sportsbooks debuting in Ontario, Canada.

Best Ontario Sports Betting Sites Launching Apr. 4

Sportsbook Apps To Launch in Ontario Expected Launch
FanDuel Canada April 4, 2022
DraftKings Canada April 4, 2022
BetMGM Canada April 4, 2022
Caesars Sportsbook Canada April 4, 2022
theScore Bet Canada April 4, 2022
PointsBet Canada April 4, 2022
BetRivers Canada April 4, 2022
Unibet Canada April 4, 2022

Stay tuned to Sports Betting Dime for more details on approved operators as the April 4 launch date draws closer.

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