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...

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...

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 ...

The sale of cannabis-related accessories, such as pipes and rolling papers, is allowed if done so in compliance with federal advertising requirements.

It remains illegal, however, for lottery retailers to sell cannabis-based products, including CBD oil. Illegal sale of CBD oil (or any other cannabis-based products) should be stopped...

July 2020 – In line with our commitment to supporting the Charitable Gaming sector, the AGCO will now permit the acceptance of credit cards, as well as debit cards, for charitable gaming transactions at paper-based bingo facilities, on a temporary basis during the pandemic. This was an industry suggestion and is intended to provide some...

June 2020 – In response to requests from the charitable gaming sector, the AGCO has increased flexibility for Bingo Revenue Model licensees wanting to run a media bingo while facilities are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once approved, Hall Charity Associations together with bingo hall operators can proceed...

The AGCO remains committed to helping organizations that are licensed to conduct charitable lotteries in Ontario throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The AGCO understands that charitable priorities and operational circumstances are changing due to the evolving health and safety situation.

Flexibility on Use of Lottery...

This message is to help municipalities that license charitable lottery schemes in Ontario understand their options in light of the societal impact of COVID-19. These are truly exceptional times that are affecting all aspects of our lives. We wish to offer as much guidance and support as we can to all those who rely on the AGCO’s services...

This message is to help charitable organizations that are licensed to operate charitable lottery schemes in Ontario understand their options in light of the societal impact of COVID-19. These are truly exceptional times that are affecting all aspects of our lives. We wish to offer as much guidance and support as we can to all those who rely on...

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