First Nation Criticizes Ontario on Hasty Market Decision
Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is still bitter over the introduction of Ontario’s new and regulated market for private iGaming operators. The First Nations claims that the province did not hold consultation with Indigenous communities and thus it could have a potentially negative effect on their operations.
Kelly LaRocca, Chief of the MSIFN, believes that the province launched the new market too quickly and without proper data to support the framework. She claims that there was almost no communication with First Nations and Ontarians. The Nation plans to take a legal approach against the Province for not consulting them. In the next five years, the iGaming market could be the reason for the loss of over 2,500 gaming hall jobs and result in US$190 million less in local economy contributions and CA$3 billion loss in provincial tax revenue.
NorthStar Gaming has officially gone live in the province and its NorthStar Bets is now available for playing. Eligible gamblers in Ontario can enjoy on the app some of the most prominent titles from the industry, including live dealer blackjack, roulette, baccarat and many digital slots.