Get ready to enjoy the thrill of online gambling, made safer on some of the world’s best sites!  

When Ontario launches its open and regulated internet gaming (igaming) market in the next few months, look for the iGaming Ontario logo to know you’re playing on a legal, authorized and regulated site that offers player protections and meets Ontario’s high standards for game integrity and responsible gambling.  

iGaming Ontario. Play with confidence.
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About Us

iGaming OntarioTM is an agency of the Government of Ontario that conducts and manages internet gaming in the province when provided through private gaming operators.

Established in July 2021 as a subsidiary of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), iGaming Ontario brings the world’s best online gambling experiences to the people of Ontario in a safer environment. 

Governed by an interim Board of Directors, iGaming Ontario will enter into commercial agreements with operators who meet rigorous standards of game and operator integrity, fairness, player protections and social responsibility, allowing all players to play with confidence.

A share of revenues generated by these commercial relationships will be returned to the Government of Ontario to support provincial priorities. 

iGaming Ontario supports the Government of Ontario’s competitive igaming market objectives, which include:
1

Consumer choice

  • Introduce fair competition in the regulated internet gaming market in Ontario to improve the internet gaming experience for consumers
  • Enhance entertainment choice for consumers
  • Respond to consumer preferences
2

Consumer protection

  • Ensure safe and responsible play, and game integrity
  • Prevent underage access
  • Ensure compliance by private operators with applicable laws, including compliance with anti-money laundering rules and regulations and compliance with relevant privacy and information security laws
3

Legal market growth and provincial returns

  • Leverage private sector expertise
  • Unlock opportunities for private business
  • Address the unregulated igaming market
  • Capture provincial revenue that would otherwise flow to other jurisdictions
  • Reinvest new provincial revenue in priorities that benefit Ontario
4

Reduced red tape

  • Enable innovation and speed to market
  • Reduce regulatory burden on businesses
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iGaming Ontario’s conduct and management role is independent of the AGCO’s regulatory role
iGaming Ontario also does not conduct or manage online gambling at OLG.ca, which is offered by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

 

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igaming Roadmap

iGaming Ontario is working with the Government of Ontario and the AGCO to establish a safe, open and competitive online gaming market that will help protect consumers and provide more choice while ensuring a level playing field for new businesses.  

Note: This timeline reflects estimated dates that are subject to change as plans for Ontario’s igaming market continue to progress.

1

iGaming Ontario Engagement

Summer 2021

During this period, stakeholders will be invited to share their insights and experience with iGaming Ontario as its market oversight model is developed. Register on iGaming Ontario's engagement portal today.

2

Commercial Agreement Available to Operators

Summer / Fall 2021

iGaming Ontario will make a draft commercial agreement available to interested operators.

3

Registration Opens to Operators

Summer / Fall 2021

Any igaming operators interested in participating in Ontario's regulated market will need to be registered by the AGCO registration application through the iAGCO online portal.

4

Operators Sign Commercial  Agreement

Fall 2021

Registered igaming operators who wish to be among the first group to be permitted to operate in Ontario must execute their commercial agreement with iGaming Ontario.

5

Systems
Readiness

Fall 2021

IT systems supporting the launch of the new igaming framework are built, configured and tested by the AGCO, iGaming Ontario and operators.

 

6

Launch of Ontario’s competitive igaming market!

December 2021

Registered operators that have entered into an agreement with iGaming Ontario may start offering their products and services to people in Ontario's regulated market.

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iGaming Ontario is developing resources to support your igaming experience. More information will be added to this website as it becomes available.

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