Ontario's Online Gambling Market Could Have More Brands Than NJ
Ontario's Online Gambling Market Could Have More Brands Than NJ. Online gamblers could only place bets with one regulated iGaming site until two weeks ago. Now they have 16 to choose from.
Ontario regulator adds 3 operators after Launch Day. Entain forms half of the BetMGM joint venture. It also launched its own Bwin and Party brands last week. iGO had launched on April 4. Before that, only Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation offered legal iGaming.
AGCO approved Betway's application to offer eight online gambling URLs on April 19.
Betway is a well-known online sportsbook brand Europe. It was relatively unknown in North America until its owner announced plans in September 2021 to expand. As of April 13, the Guernsey-based Super Group announced Betway Casino was live in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and it was making progress on online sport betting.
Betway Sports has already launched in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. SGHC is going to acquire Digital Gaming Corporation in the second half of this year.
The market access without live Betway apps is limited to five states. Only Louisiana's statewide online sports betting market is live. Mississippi only allows such wagers at retail casinos. SGHC owns online casino operator Spin. Spin is available for Apple and Android in the Ontario App Store.
On April 13 AGCO approved Toronto-based NorthStar Gaming to offer iGaming under the brand name North Star. NorthStars Bets is a subsidiary of Torstar, which owns several important papers including the Toronto Star and has been publishing sports betting advice from Northstarsbetting.ca for months.
NorthStar Gaming will launch Playtech’s IMS Platform, Casino, Live Casino and Poker software to Canadian audiences.
Ontario's Online Gambling Market Could Have More Brands Than NJ. NorthStar Gaming CEO and Co-founder Michael Moskowitz said in the April 14 announcement that the operator has the advantage of relevance to Ontarians.
Ontario's Online Gambling Market Could Have More Brands Than NJ.
AGCO approved Buddybet Malta on April 5.
Buddybet is a new betting site in Ontario. It allows friends to bet against each other on music, movies, "the royals" or sports.
Aspirant operators start with applications with the regulator, AGCO, and then they seek an operating agreement with iGO.