What igaming sites in Ontario are offered by fully regulated and approved Operators?
How will I know if an internet gaming website is offered by a regulated Operator in Ontario?
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.
How do I deposit money into my igaming account?
Will I be charged a service fee from my financial institution for depositing money into an igaming account?
Every financial institution has different rules related to igaming transactions. Contact your financial institution and review their transactional policies and procedures, so you know what to expect.
What is a wagering requirement?
A wagering requirement, also known as a playthrough requirement, is a very common practice in iGaming that Operators use when issuing promotions or bonuses to players. What this means is that players must wager the bonus amount multiple times before being able to collect winnings from using the bonus funds.
For example, an Operator that offers a $10 bonus with a 10x wagering requirement would require you to wager $100 ($10x10WR=100) before being eligible to withdraw any winnings from using that $10 bonus.
It’s always important to read and understand all the details of a promotion or bonus before agreeing to it.
What types of responsible gambling tools are available to players?
Each Operator has their own unique tools and customizations, however, as per the AGCO Registrar Standards, at a minimum Operators must provide spend-limit and time-limit setting tools and the ability to take a short-term break or to self-exclude for a longer term.
What is self-exclusion?
Self-exclusion is a voluntary program that players can enroll in to take a break from internet gaming. Every regulated internet gaming Operator in Ontario will offer its own self-exclusion program and details about their program can be found on their respective websites. iGO is working to develop a centralized self-exclusion program that will allow players to register for self-exclusion from all regulated websites in Ontario.
What is RG Check?
RG Check is the responsible gambling accreditation program administered by the Responsible Gambling Council that assesses Operator’s responsible gambling policies and programming to ensure a high degree of player safeguards are in place. More information on RG Check and the specific internet gaming Standards and criteria it assesses, can be found here.
How old do you have to be to participate internet gaming in Ontario?
You must be 19 years of age or older to participate in all internet gaming products conducted and managed by iGaming Ontario.
What should I do if I have concerns about someone I know or my own gambling?
There are resources available that you can reach out to if you have any concerns about gambling.
ConnexOntario — an organization that offers information and referral services focusing on mental health, addiction and problem gambling community services across the province. You can call, email or chat online 24 hours/7 days a week at 1-866-531-2600 or visit connexontario.ca
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – a mental health organization that specializes in problem gambling treatment and supports addiction and mental health service providers. You can visit problemgambling.ca for information on self-help tools and how to help a family member or friend.
Are internet gaming companies allowed to advertise in Ontario?
Yes, internet gaming companies are allowed to advertise their services in Ontario.
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What if I have a problem on an internet gaming website, like withdrawing my money or disputing a promotion?
If you’re having a problem with an internet gaming website, we encourage you to work directly with the company that runs the website to resolve your concerns. Go to our player support page for assistance.
What should I do if I’m getting unwanted email or advertising from an internet gaming website?
Like any unwanted email or advertising we suggest working with the sender to unsubscribe from their distribution lists. You can also try blocking the sender using the features of your email service provider.
Can I open a new account or access my existing account when I'm outside of Ontario?
Yes, players can open a new account and/or access an existing account with a regulated Operator when they are not physically located in Ontario. However, players cannot place wagers on any of those accounts while not physically located in Ontario.