Internet gaming (igaming) operators and suppliers that are interested in participating in Ontario’s regulated, open and competitive igaming market when it launches, will first need to be registered under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 (GCA) by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Applying for registration is one of the key...

The AGCO is pleased to release the final regulatory standards for internet gaming-based sport and event betting in Ontario. The sport and event betting standards have been fully incorporated into the existing Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming,...

Internet gaming (igaming) suppliers interested in participating in Ontario’s regulated, open and competitive igaming market when it launches will first need to be registered by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

The AGCO has created an...

Internet gaming (igaming) operators that are interested in participating in Ontario’s regulated, open and competitive igaming market when it launches will first need to be registered by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

The AGCO has created an...

The Government of Canada has announced that Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, which amends Canada’s Criminal Code to legalize single-event sports betting in the country, will come into force on August 27th.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is actively working to introduce a regulatory...

Four Independent Testing Laboratories (ITLs) are now registered to test and certify key components of igaming systems such as games and random number generators. These registered ITLs include BMM North America, eCOGRA,...

Today, the AGCO released a discussion paper and draft regulatory standards for sport and event betting in Ontario. These standards are intended to apply to all sports, esports, novelty, betting exchange, and fantasy sports products and, once finalized, will form part of the...

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As casinos begin to welcome back guests in accordance with the province’s Roadmap to Reopen plan, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has established an inter-agency task force to monitor cash transactions.

The task force consists of representatives from the AGCO, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario...

The AGCO is pleased to release the finalized Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming (Standards). These Standards are a key part of the regulatory framework and will come into force when the regulated Internet Gaming (igaming) market is launched in Ontario.

The AGCO is releasing the Standards before they come into force to allow...

Today, the Government of Ontario announced the establishment of iGaming Ontario, a subsidiary of the AGCO, that advances Ontario’s plans to create an open and competitive internet gaming (igaming) market. 

iGaming Ontario’s incorporation takes the province a step closer to providing Ontarians with more choice in online gaming...

On June 22, 2021, Bill C-218, also known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, was passed by the Senate of Canada. The bill, which amends Canada’s Criminal Code to legalize single event sports betting in the country, will become law following Royal Assent. Until now, it was only legal in Canada to bet on parlays, which are bets on...

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Today, the AGCO launched the third stage of its engagement with igaming stakeholders in support of the agency’s ongoing development of a regulatory framework for Ontario’s competitive and regulated igaming market.

This is part of the series of regulatory engagement opportunities that the AGCO is committed to undertaking with...

The AGCO continues to provide input opportunities to engage with industry stakeholders with an interest in internet gaming (igaming) in Ontario on key technical components of the igaming framework.

Today, the AGCO launched a new engagement opportunity on its engagement portal for stakeholders to provide feedback on the eligibility...

Independent Testing Labs (ITLs) can now start their application via the iAGCO online portal to be registered as a Gaming-Related Supplier. Upon registration, ITLs will be able to provide services in the emerging competitive internet gaming (igaming) market in Ontario...

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Today, the AGCO has launched an online portal to engage with industry stakeholders with an interest in internet gaming (igaming) in Ontario. Over the next several months, the AGCO will undertake a series of engagements on key technical components of the igaming framework, starting with an opportunity to provide input into draft Registrar’s...

The Government of Ontario announced in its 2020 Budget that, in addition to regulating Ontario’s existing gaming market and a new internet gaming (iGaming) framework,...

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The AGCO is pleased to announce that Tom Mungham, the AGCO’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), representing the North America Region.

The IAGR consists of representatives...

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The AGCO is pleased to announce that Jean Major, the recently retired Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the AGCO, has been named the recipient of the Canadian Gaming Association’s (CGA) 2020 Canadian Gaming Industry Award for Leadership and Outstanding Contribution.

Throughout...

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On November 5, the Government of Ontario announced it has mandated the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to be the commercial “conduct and manage” entity for Ontario’s online gaming market. The AGCO will continue in its role of regulator for all areas...

Providing all relevant information and including all required documentation helps to ensure your application can be reviewed and your registration issued as quickly as possible. Here are some important tips to follow to make sure your application is accurate and complete.

Lottery Retailers and Gaming Assistants (Lottery Retailer ...
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