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Ontario Sports Betting Is Live

by April 4, 2022
Alek Manoah

When the clock struck midnight and the calendar turned to Monday, April 4, sports betting officially went live in Ontario. More than a dozen sports betting operators have been granted iGaming licenses by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission in Ontario (AGCO), and they are all allowed to launch their respective sportsbooks on Monday as long as they also have an existing agreement with iGaming Ontario.

Previously, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s PROLINE+ was the only legal online sportsbook in Ontario. Last month, the AGCO announced that new operators would be rolled out slowly. Legal Sports Report previously reported that at least 30 operators had been seeking approval in the province.

In an announcement ahead of Monday’s launch, the AGCO stated it has “completed extensive consultations and established a comprehensive regulatory framework that will ensure Ontario’s igaming market achieves high standards in such important areas as responsible gambling, protection of minors, and game integrity.” Monday’s sports betting launch in Ontario comes with strict regulations, and not all operators and affiliates are expected to be ready to launch their services immediately.

Ontario Sportsbooks to Bet At

These online sportsbooks and casinos have all announced their respective Ontario launches:

We’ll continue to update this list as more sportsbooks are announced.

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