5.69 Players may be permitted to deposit funds into their player accounts only after the appropriate verifications and authorization.
Requirements – At a minimum, deposits shall be verified and authorized to ensure the following:
- Deposits made are appropriately authorized by a financial services provider.
Note: Cryptocurrency is not legal tender and shall not be accepted.
5.70 Players are permitted to withdraw funds from their player account only after the appropriate verifications and authorization.
Requirements – At a minimum:
- Withdrawals shall be verified and authorized to ensure the following, before a withdrawal is permitted:
- The withdrawal is being made by a holder of the account; and
- The withdrawal is being transferred to an account of which the player is a legal holder.
5.71 Players are permitted to withdraw funds from their player account in an accurate and complete fashion and as soon as is practicable, subject to appropriate authorization and verification.
Funds Maintenance and Transactions
5.72 Player funds shall be clearly and appropriately managed.
5.73 All player funds deposited in respect of igaming lottery schemes conducted and managed by the OLG shall be held in an OLG account. iGaming Ontario shall take steps to ensure that all player funds deposited in respect of igaming lottery schemes conducted and managed by iGaming Ontario are subject to oversight by iGaming Ontario and available to players.
5.74 Operators shall not extend credit or lend money to players or refer players to credit providers or imply or infer that a player should seek additional credit to play games.
5.75 No player’s account is permitted to have a negative funds balance. A player’s account with a negative funds balance must be suspended and no transactions permitted after the negative funds balance arises. No transaction is permitted until the negative funds balance is eliminated. No bet will be accepted that could result in a negative funds balance.
Guidance: This Standard is not intended to prohibit the resettlement of bets when reasonable and necessary.
5.76 Players shall be provided with a clear and accurate representation of their funds account balance that is easily accessible and readily available at all times. (Also applicable to Gaming-Related Suppliers)
Requirements – At a minimum:
- The player balance shall be displayed in Canadian dollars.
5.77 Players shall be provided with unambiguous information about all player account fees prior to making a withdrawal or deposit.
5.78 Players shall be informed clearly and specifically of all rules and restrictions regarding deposits and withdrawals and access to funds in connection with deposits and withdrawals.
5.79 Funds shall not be transferred between player accounts.
5.80 Adjustments to player accounts shall be made accurately and only by authorized individuals.
5.81 Adjustments to player accounts shall be recorded and logged in an accurate and complete manner. (Also applicable to Gaming-Related Suppliers)
5.82 Players shall be provided with accurate, clear and specific reasons for any adjustments made to their accounts. (Also applicable to Gaming-Related Suppliers)