The licence will allow Play’n Go to partner with operators in the newly regulated Province of Ontario gaming market which is set to open April 4.
Magnus Olsson, chief commercial officer for Play’n Go, said, “Regulated markets are vital not just to Play’n Go’s business strategy, but to the industry as a whole; they ensure a safe gaming environment for players, and operators can focus on providing a fun and entertaining experience that is truly sustainable.
“Ontario is an important province representing some 40% of the population of Canada, and we look forward to players there enjoying our games.
“However, Ontario represents just the first stage in Play’n Go’s North American entry strategy that will see our titles shortly be made available in selected regulated US state-level igaming jurisdictions for the very first time.
“With Ontario’s regulated market opening, followed by our entry into the USA, it’s set to be an exciting year for Play’n Go.”
Play’n Go is one of the first suppliers to be awarded a licence by the AGCO. It said it will offer slot titles such as Rise of Olympus, Book of Dead, Reactoonz and Tome of Madness in the province.
Sissel Weitzhandler, chief risk and compliance officer for Play’n GO, added: “Our strategy remains to engage with all regulated jurisdictions, and we thank the AGCO for our licence award. The opening of Ontario’s regulated market is exciting and an important milestone in Play’n Go’s North America journey. We look forward to supporting our partners in Ontario from 4 April onwards.”
Single-event sports betting officially launched in Canada on August 27, but is currently only offered by provincial lotteries. The market officially opening in April will allow private gaming operators registered with the AGCO to begin offering their games to players in Ontario.