FSB and Relax Gaming receive licenses to enter Ontario market

FSB and Relax Gaming will enter the Ontario igaming market after receiving their respective licenses from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
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FSB and Relax Gaming have announced they will both be entering the Ontario igaming market after receiving their respective licenses from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

As a sports betting and igaming service provider, FSB is one of the first suppliers to receive a gaming related supplier license in the Canadian province and will be ready for launch when the Ontario online market goes live on April 4. 

FSB will allow its Ontario partners to curate a sports betting and igaming offering for their target audience by supplying them with its omnichannel sportsbook and comprehensive icasino aggregation.

“This hugely exciting news is a landmark moment for FSB and adds further fuel to our aggressive, forward momentum in the North American region,” commented FSB CEO Dave McDowell.

“The pre-market opening approval from the AGCO pays a huge tribute to the quality of our technology, services, and people as we push forward in global regulated markets in 2022.”

Bob Akeret, VP of Operations, North America at FSB, added: “It’s an immensely proud moment for our FSB North American team to be one of the first suppliers to receive AGCO certification.

“Being licensed as a Gaming Related Supplier as the market opens puts us in a strong position to play a leading role in Ontario and build further and faster on the major growth we have achieved in North America over the last 12 months. This is an opportunity we look forward to embracing.”

As previously mentioned, Relax Gaming has also received a supplier license from the AGCO to enter the newly regulated Ontario igaming market on April 4.

Relax Gaming is expected to go live with 130 games in Ontario across multiple operators, with close to half of these games coming from 16 studio partners.

The igaming aggregator and content supplier stated its entry into Canada will go hand-in-hand with its plans to further expand across North America later this year.

“The opening of the Ontario province marks the long-awaited debuts of regulated operations in Canada and is truly a turning point for the industry in the region,” stated Alexia Smilovic Rønde, Chief Regulatory Officer at Relax Gaming.

“AGCO’s pragmatic regulation and approach to licensing should deliver a good channelization from all the stakeholders over time. Relax Gaming is delighted to be part of this journey from the very beginning, as well as offer its compliant portfolio and suite of partners under our regulatory umbrella, to make an equally swift and brilliant entry on the local scene.”

Earlier this week, PlayCanada published a report stating close to 1,300 jobs are expected to be created in Ontario thanks to the upcoming launch of the province’s igaming market.