Ontario's Online Gambling Marketplace Is Huge
Ontario has more internet gambling operators than most US online casino states. New Jersey has the most with 39 "internet gaming sites" and 25 "online sports pools". New York has launched most of its new online gambling apps in New Hampshire. Ontario's market added private operators on April 4. In less than a month, Ontario approved nearly as many operators as are live in the Garden State.
SkillOnNet was approved yesterday as an internet gaming operator in Ontario. The Malta-based company offers more than 3,000 slots and table games.
SkillOnNet has been approved by AGCO to launch gambling sites in Ontario. iGO only lists 21 operators as being fully registered and approved Operators in the province. Only the OLG is exempt from iGaming Ontario's rule of obtaining an operating agreement.
Ontario's iGaming marketplace has changed a lot since April 4. Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International announced plans to buy the Swedish LeoVegas Group for $607 million yesterday.
Both BetMGM and LeoVegas have live apps in Ontario's marketplace. Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment will offer mobile sports betting on PlayFallsview through a partnership with Malta-headquartered Kambi Group.
Ontario's Online Gambling Marketplace is Huge. BetMGM is jointly operated by MGM and Isle of Man-headquartered Entain. LeoVegas Group owns Leo Vegases and Royal Panda.
Mohegan Digital is the service provider for Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls. It was the only legal operator in Ontario before April 4.
This will be MGE's first online mobile gaming product outside of the United States.
DraftKings is still absent from Ontario's approved online gambling operators. DraftKings has already launched in Canada and its major US competitors BetMGM and FanDuel have already started there.
DraftKings co-founder Jason Robins said during the Q4 2021 earnings call that Ontario's Online Gambling Marketplace is huge.
"We look forward to launching in Ontario and competing in that market pending licensure and required approvals." Ontario represents about 40% of Canada’s population and would be the fifth-largest US state by population.
AGCO spokesman Raymond Kahnert said Ontario's online gambling marketplace is huge.
AGCO does not discuss the status of applications due to privacy considerations.
DraftKings Senior Communications Director Stephen Miraglia told OPR today he had no updates on Ontario's Online Gambling Marketplace.
DraftKings is working with provincial regulators to bring its mobile sportsbook and casino products to Ontario as soon as possible.
Ontario's Online Gambling Marketplace is Huge. New Jersey’s online gambling marketplace is always growing.
Brands that may launch this year include: Stockholm-based PlayStar Casino through the license of Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City and LeoVegas.
PlayStar Casino has a license from Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.