iGaming in Ontario – List of Authorized Gambling Sites

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List of Actively Licensed Gambling Sites in Ontario iGaming Market

List of Actively Licensed Gambling Sites in Ontario iGaming MarketThe time has finally come. After years of regulatory speculation and legislative wrangling, Ontario’s competitive, private-operator iGaming market is finally live. It consists of more than three dozen online sports, casino, and poker operators; an impressive number, and one that continues to ride due to the market’s burgeoning potential.

The poker scene, for example, has gained a number of globally-renowned brands, including 888Poker, PartyPoker, and PokerStars. For sports bettors, an inspired showing includes foreign favorites like Bet365 and Unibet, alongside home-grown hero, theScore Bet. Over on the casino side of things, we now have major players like BetMGM, Jackpot City, and Royal Vegas.

These are just a few of the prime candidates on the market today. Additional companies are still on the hunt for a licence, and the list just keeps growing. We’ll keep you posted on that front. For now, let’s get right to the information you came here for.

List of Licensed Ontario Casinos for Real Money

The following is a complete list of active licensees, per the official website of iGaming Ontario (iGO). It includes the website and DBA title, operator name (host company), type(s) of gambling on offer, and the prominent software suppliers each employs. When we started this page, operators with day-one authorization (those who began accepting local customers on April 4, 2022), were listed in bold. Now that it’s grown so much larger (it began with only 18), we’ve altered our index to include official launch dates.

We will continue updating this list as more operators achieve regulatory status.

PRO TIP: How To Tell If a Website has Legal AGCO/iGO Authorization

According to a statement on the official iGaming Ontario website:

“Every internet gaming website offered by a fully registered and approved Operator in Ontario will have iGO’s logo displayed. If you see this logo you know that the website operations are carefully monitored by iGO and regulated by AGCO, giving you the confidence that you’re playing on a secure website that offers a safer and more socially responsible experience.”

Look for the iGaming Ontario logo

Licensed by iGaming Ontario Logo

Although we strive to maintain accuracy at all times, please understand that our list of legal Ontario casinos, poker rooms and sportsbook operators is accurate and up to date as of our writing it, but may not be up to date as of your reading it. We update no less than once a week. You’re welcome to check the province’s current list of iGO Regulated Operators for precise clarification.

Latest Update: September 19, 2022
Active Licenses: 40

Ontario’s AGCO / iGO Licensed Gambling Sites

Website/
Operator
Main Software/
Poker Network
Types of
Gaming
Launch
Date

888 Casino
VHL Ontario

Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’N Go, Playtech, Red Tiger, and more.

Casino, Live Dealer

Apr 4, 2022

888 Poker
VHL Ontario

Proprietary

Poker

Apr 4, 2022

888 Sports
VHL Ontario

Kambi

Sports, eSports

Apr 4, 2022

Bally Bet
Bally’s Canada Inc

Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’N Go, Playtech, and more.

Casino, Live Dealer

July 22, 2022

Bet365
Hillside ENC

Microgaming, Play’N Go, Playtech, and more.

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports

Apr 4, 2022

BetMGM Casino
BetMGM Canada

AGS, Evolution, Microgaming, Pragmatic Play, and more.

Casino, Live Dealer

Apr 4, 2022

BetMGM Poker
BetMGM Canada

bwin/PartyPoker Network

Poker

Apr 4, 2022

BetMGM Sports
BetMGM Canada

Proprietary (Entain)

Sports

Apr 4, 2022

BetRivers
Rush Street Interactive

AGS, Evolution, IGT, Kambi, NetEnt, Red Tiger, SG, and more

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports, eSports

Apr 4, 2022

BetWay
Cadway Ltd

1×2, Blueprint, Evolution, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, and more

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports, eSports

Aug 1, 2022

Website/
Operator
Main Software/
Poker Network
Types of
Gaming
Launch
Date

bwin
ElectraWorks Maple Ltd

bwin/Party, Bettorlogic, Entian, Evolution, IGT, NetEnt, and more

Casino, Live Dealer, Poker, Sports

Apr 12, 2022

Caesars Sports
American Wagering Inc

Proprietary

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports

Apr 4, 2022

ComeOn!
Bunchberry Ltd

Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Quickspin, Yggdrasil, and more

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports

June 8, 2022

CoolBet
Coolbear Ontario Ltd

1×2, Evolution, Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Pragmatic Play, and more

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports

Apr 4, 2022

DraftKings Casino
Crown DK CAN Ltd

Evolution, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, Red Tiger, Yggdrasil, and more

Casino, Live Dealer

May 18, 2022

DraftKings Sports
Crown DK CAN Ltd

Kambi

Sports

May 18, 2022

FanDuel Canada
FanDuel Canada Ulc

Evolution, Hubdub, IGT, Red Tiger, SG, and more

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports

Apr 4, 2022

Jackpot City
Cadtree Ltd

Evolution, Microgaming, NetEnt, On Air Entertainment, Pragmatic Play, Red Tiger Gaming

Casino, Live Dealer

Aug 23, 2022

KnightSlots
Skill On Net Ltd

Evolution, Microgaming, Play’N Go, Pragmatic Play, and more

Casino, Live Dealer

Apr 4, 2022

LeoVegas
LeoVegas Gaming Plc

Evolution, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Wazdan, and more

Casino, Live Dealer

Apr 4, 2022

Website/
Operator
Main Software/
Poker Network
Types of
Gaming
Launch
Date

NorthStarBets
NorthStar Gaming (Ontario) Inc

Playtech

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports

June 8, 2022

PartyCasino
ElectraWorks Maple Ltd

bwin/Party, Blueprint, Evolution, Playtech, Pragmatic Play, RTG, and more

Casino, Live Dealer

Apr 12, 2022

PartyPoker
ElectraWorks Maple Ltd

bwin/PartyPoker Network

Poker

Apr 12, 2022

PartySports
ElectraWorks Maple Ltd

Proprietary (Entain)

Sports, eSports

Apr 12, 2022

Play Fallsview
MGE Digital Canada Inc

Kambi (Sports), Proprietary (Casino) 

Casino, Sports

Aug 8, 2022

Playojo
Skill On Net Ltd

Booming Games, Evolution, NetEnt, Thunderkick, and more

Casino, Live Dealer

June 8, 2022

PointsBet
Pointsbet Canada Operations 1

Proprietary (Sports), Evolution, IGT

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports

Apr 4, 2022

PokerStars
TSG Interactive Canada Inc

Proprietary

Poker

June 28, 2022

PokerStars Casino
TSG Interactive Canada Inc

BTG, Evolution, Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Stars Group, and more

Casino, Live Dealer

June 28, 2022

PokerStars Sports
TSG Interactive Canada Inc

Inspired Entertainment

Sports

June 28, 2022

Website/
Operator
Main Software/
Poker Network
Types of
Gaming
Launch
Date

Rivalry
Rivalry Corp

Proprietary

Sports, eSports

Apr 4, 2022

Royal Panda
LeoVegas Gaming Plc

Evolution, Ezugi, Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Realistic Games, and more

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports, eSports

Apr 4, 2022

Royal Vegas
Cadtree Limited

Evolution, Microgaming, NetEnt, On Air Entertainment, Pragmatic Play, Red Tiger Gaming

Casino, Live Dealer

Aug 23, 2022

Ruby Fortune
Cadtree Limited

Evolution, Microgaming, NetEnt, On Air Entertainment, Pragmatic Play

Casino, Live Dealer

Aug 23, 2022

Slots Magic
Skill On Net Ltd

Aristocrat, Evolution, IGT, Evolution, Microgaming, NextGen, and more

Casino, Live Dealer

June 8, 2022

Spin Casino
Cadtree Limited

Big Time Gaming, Evolution, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt

Casino, Live Dealer

Aug 23, 2022

Spin Genie
Skill On Net Ltd

1×2, BTG, Greentube, Microgaming, NetEnt, Novomatic, Rabcat, and more

Casino, Live Dealer

June 8, 2022

Sports Interaction
ElextraWorks Maple Ltd

Proprietary (Sports), 1×2, iSoftbet, Playtech

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports

Aug 29, 2022

theScore Bet
Score Digital Sports Ventures

Proprietary

Sports, eSports

Apr 4, 2022

Unibet
Unibet Ontario Inc

Evolution, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, Playtech, Relax Gaming, and more

Casino, Live Dealer, Sports, eSports

Apr 4, 2022

Real Money Casinos Ontario – The Beginning of a New Era

It’s been a very long road to get where we are now. For may years, dating back to the late 1990s, Ontarians had no other option but to do their iGaming with overseas websites. It was a risky business; far riskier than the act of gambling on its own. Over the years, the global landscape improved – better security, greater responsibility, stricter 0regulation. But it would take nearly two decades for Ontario to make any headway into iGaming.

In 2015, provincial regulators launched PlayOLG, a hone-grown operation just for players within Ontario. It was the first time residents had a locally authorized website to place real money bets on. But with no competition in the market, it wasn’t very enticing – too few games, little or no live tables, below average promotions. Regulators were well aware that a competitive market would draw more players, so they began contemplating legal routes to that end.

In March 2019, a request was made to the federal government to amend the Criminal Code in such a way as to give Ontario the right to authorize and licence commercial operators. In November 2020, Bill C-218 was introduced, paving the way for single-event sports betting, and granting Ontario’s request at the same time. That bill was passed in April 2021.

Ontario immediately set to work, tying up regulatory ends and accepting applications for licences. One year later, on April 4, 2022, the open market went live with 18 real money online casinos, poker rooms and sportsbooks.

PRO TIP: Three Reasons to Choose Legal Ontario Casinos

Ontarians – all Canadians,  for that matter – have the advantage of choice. We can choose to gamble at any website that welcomes players from the Great White North, whether it be locally approved by the AGCO and iGO, or operating from a distant island on the other side of the world. Such is our right and privilege as citizens of this great nation. As someone who knows this industry inside and out, I can give you three very good reasons why Ontarians would do well to choose local.

1. Fairness in Transparency

An Ontario licence requires all software systems to undergo strict scrutiny from auditors. Transparency of gaming results equates to unquestionable fairness of all casino games, especially the RNG (computer-generated) variety. Not all offshore operators are held to such high standards.

2. Fast & Forthcoming Payouts

When you win at one of Ontario’s licensed gambling sites, you get paid, period. Withdrawals tend to be quicker as transfers go through local financial channels.

3. Strict Security and Data Protection

Ontario requires operators to uphold the highest level of data security and player protections. No third party will ever have access to your information or sell it to the highest bidder.  The iGO makes every effort to ensure your personal and financial information is private, and that it stays that way.

4. Promoting Social Responsibility

The number one priority of Ontario’s government in opening a competitive market was to make sure players remain safe from the harms of problem gambling. Regulatory Standards prohibit operators from the predatory advertising tactics so many offshore operators employ. In addition to this, betting activity is monitored to raise awareness and help identify harmful behavior before it gets out of hand. Voluntary sit-out and self-exclusion programs are in place to give players more control.

Disclaimer – The information provided on this website is meant for educational purposes only. What you choose to do with this information is your responsibility. We do not encourage or condone gambling, and will not be held liable for any illegal, negligent, or otherwise irresponsible behavior on your part.

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How many online casinos are in Ontario?

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There are 29 online casinos operating under the regulatory guidance of Ontario’s AGCO/iGO. They make up the bulk of 40 provincially-licensed online gambling operations; the other 11 being online poker rooms and/or sportsbooks.

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