The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has approved the operator for three licences, covering the SpinGenie and SlotsMagic brands, plus another licence simply assigned to SkillOnNet.
All three licences will last one year, expiring on 1 May 2023.
Ontario launched its regulated market on 4 April of this year. Operators such as Unibet, theScore, BetRivers, 888, PointsBet, LeoVegas, Bwin, Bet365, FanDuel, BetMGM and Caesars all secured licences on launch day, 4 April, while more recent licensees include Betway, ComeOn and North Star.
The Ontario government first revealed plans to end the lottery’s online gambling monopoly in April 2019. Final standards for online betting and gaming were published last September. The online gaming standards included a number of limits related to game design, such as a ban on autoplay, while the sports betting rules required operators to join an integrity body such as the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).