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In order to protect the public interest and ensure Ontario’s igaming market operates responsibly and with integrity, the Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), has served two AGCO-registered internet gaming operators with Notices of Monetary Penalty for alleged infractions of the...

In line with our commitment to and protecting Ontarians, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has published an updated version of the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming. These updated standards are effective immediately and apply to the OLG, land-based...

Ontario will be launching a new internet gambling (igaming) market on April 4th, 2022. In the weeks leading up to the market launch, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) understands that those looking to enter the market have an imperative to market and advertise their upcoming gaming sites. To support operators through this...

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has updated its Internet Gaming Go-Live Compliance Guide with important changes for registered and prospective internet gaming (igaming) operators and gaming-related suppliers. These changes...

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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released an updated version of the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming: Lottery Sector that strengthen player protections for sport and event betting for lottery games that are conducted by the...

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released an updated version of the Registrar’s Standards for Gaming  that strengthen player protections for sport and event betting that takes place in land-based gaming establishments, like casinos. These updated...

Today, the AGCO released a draft version of the revised regulatory standards for the lottery sector which expands the regulatory framework for lottery to include sport and event betting. The starting point for building the sport and event betting regulatory lottery program is the creation of draft standards and requirements. Once finalized,...

Today, the AGCO released a draft version of the revised regulatory standards for the land-based gaming sector which expands the regulatory framework for land-based gaming to include sport and event betting standards. The starting point for building the land-based sport and event betting regulatory program is the creation of draft standards and...

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...

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