PointsBet and theScore have released statements after registering with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), taking the first steps towards launching in the Canadian province of Ontario.
Recently, iGaming Ontario (iGO) announced that the region’s regulated igaming market had been given a revised launch date of April 4.
From the launch, private gaming operators that have registered with the AGCO and have executed an operating agreement with its subsidiary iGO can begin to offer games to players within the region.
Scott Vanderwel, CEO of PointsBet Canada, commented: “Since day one, we have remained genuine to our promise of building a Canadian sportsbook, with Canadian employees, for the Canadian market. Today’s approval of PointsBet Canada as a licensed sportsbook in Ontario effective April 4, 2022, is a momentous step in unveiling our authentically Canadian gaming experience to the province.
“In just 60 days, PointsBet Canada’s unmatched speed and ease of use, unrivalled in-game betting capabilities, and unique local partnerships will bring Ontario sports fans a new, responsible, and dynamic form of sports betting and entertainment.”
“We are proud to be one of the first iGaming operators regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario,” added Chantal Cipriano, Vice-President, Legal, Compliance & People of PointsBet Canada.
“It demonstrates the confidence that regulators have in our ability to deliver an innovative, safe, and responsible experience to Ontario consumers. We look forward to applying our expertise from Australia and the United States to help build a trusted, competitive, regulated igaming market in Ontario, establishing an important foundation for our nation.”
John Levy, CEO of theScore, stated: “We’re thrilled to be one of the first operators to receive an internet gaming operator certificate of registration from the AGCO as we prepare for Ontario’s new regulated market.
“We’ve been and will continue to be at the forefront as regulated internet gaming is introduced in Ontario and are beyond excited to be able to bring theScore Bet to our home market on April 4. Finally, the countdown to launch has begun.”