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Ontario iGaming and Online Sports Betting Expected to Launch April 4

Mitchell South

by Mitchell South in Sports Betting News

Jan 28, 2022 · 11:51 AM PST

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  • iGaming Ontario has announced the online gaming and sports betting market will launch in Ontario on April 4, 2022
  • An official announcement has arrived from iGaming Ontario, a new branch of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Numerous private sportsbook operators are interested in the Ontario market

The launch of iGaming and online sports betting in Ontario is expected to arrive on April 4, 2022.

A new subsidiary of of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) known as iGaming Ontario (iGO) is working with the government to open the online gaming market. They released an official announcement confirming the target date.

While details are still emerging, catch all the information on this exciting news and what it means for the launch of single-game sports betting with private sportsbooks in Ontario.

Ontario iGaming and Online Sports Betting Launching April 4

As of April 4, private gaming and sportsbook operators registered with the AGCO can begin offering their services in Ontario. These operators must also have an agreement in place with iGO before launching.

Martha Otton, iGO Executive Director, had this to say, “Prevention of underage access, ensuring compliance with applicable laws including anti-money laundering rules and regulations, and measures to enable more responsible gambling are just a few of the assurances consumers can expect in the new market as of April 4.”

The Canadian Gaming Association also confirmed the news. SBD’s Robert Duff spoke with President Paul Burns, who said “this is another major milestone and achievement for Ontario’s gaming industry after sports betting. The move to establish a regulated iGaming market in this province will ensure that the people of Ontario have access to safe and legal gambling options online while encouraging investment and job creation in Ontario. We finally have the opportunity to safeguard the economic benefits that will start to flow to licensed gaming operators and the provincial government.”

These developments are paving the way for the launch of private Ontario sports betting apps, and numerous sportsbooks are eager to launch in this emerging market.

Multiple Sportsbooks Are Interested in the Ontario Market

Numerous private sports betting operators are expected to launch in Ontario on or after April 4, 2022.

Ontario Sports Betting Apps

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

Stay tuned to Sports Betting Dime for more details on the launch of these Ontario sports betting apps.

Ontario Just the Beginning for Canada Sports Betting

The province of Ontario has long been expected to be the first region to launch private sportsbooks, and it looks like that will happen on April 4.

Other provinces like British Columbia and Alberta are expected to follow suit shortly. Keep it locked in with Sports Betting Dime for all the latest updates on Canada sports betting.

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