Working with iGaming Ontario and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

Internet Gaming Operators who want to join Ontario’s new igaming market must take steps with both iGaming Ontario (iGO) and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) before being allowed to provide their products and services to players in Ontario. This material has been prepared to help Operators plan and complete the necessary steps. Multiple steps can be completed at the same time. The order of steps may vary based on each Operator’s unique circumstances and readiness.

To learn more about iGO’s and AGCO’s unique roles please visit: iGaming Ontario.

More Information about the Steps

This material provides more information about the steps that each Operator must complete with iGO and AGCO, including:

  • A brief description of each step
  • A list of things that must be done before each step
  • Timing information including when to start each step and how long each step will take
  • The iGO or AGCO team you will be working with for the step

The timing indicated to complete each step is a best estimate. Actual timing will depend on each Operator’s individual circumstances, preparedness, and responsiveness.

Supplier Readiness

Operators must work closely with their suppliers to ensure they are also ready to participate in the new market. Some suppliers will need to be registered with the AGCO and have their technology certified by a registered independent testing laboratory (ITL). Operators are encouraged to work proactively with their suppliers to ensure they are ready at the same time. For more information about suppliers and supplier registration please refer to the Internet Gaming Suppliers Application Guide | Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (agco.ca).

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the information provided in this material, iGO and AGCO teams are ready to help Operators through each step. Please execute your NDA with iGO to receive access to a proprietary version of this document with all departmental emails included.

iGaming Ontario   AGCO

iGaming Ontario Step 1

Execute a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with iGO

Learn more about this step.

 

AGCO Step 1

Ensure Games and Critical Gaming Systems Are Independent Testing Laboratory (ITL) Certified

Learn more about this step.

     

iGaming Ontario Step 2

Execute a Letter of Agreement with iGO

Learn more about this step.

 

AGCO Step 2

Register with the AGCO

Learn more about this step.

     

iGaming Ontario Step 3

Set Up and Configure Access to iGO’s Secure Data and Information Communication Channels

Learn more about this step.

 

AGCO Step 3

Implement Control Activities to Comply with AGCO Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming

Learn more about this step.

     

iGaming Ontario Step 4

Complete iGO’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Information Submissions

Learn more about this step.

 

AGCO Step 4

Participate in Internet Gaming Notification Matrix Training

Learn more about this step.

     

iGaming Ontario Step 5

Complete iGO’s Financial Information Submissions

Learn more about this step.

 

AGCO Step 5

Set Up Regulatory Reporting in iAGCO

Learn more about this step.

     

iGaming Ontario Step 6

Participate in Operator Systems & Data Readiness Cycle with iGO

Learn more about this step.

 

AGCO Step 6

Set Up and Configure Access to AGCO’s Secure Data and Information Communication Channels

Learn more about this step.

     

iGaming Ontario Step 7

Execute the Operating Agreement with iGO

Learn more about this step.

 

AGCO Step 7

Provide Technology Compliance Confirmation to AGCO

Learn more about this step.

Once all the steps have been completed, Operators will work with iGO to participate in the market.

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