85 Percent of Those Betting in Ontario Are on Regulated Apps Now

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Gilbert Horowitz
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The province of Ontario in Canada has enjoyed great success with its foray into legalized regulated sports betting.  One year later, 85% of those placing bets from Ontario are doing so with regulated apps, an Ipsos survey conducted in March 2023 found.


“A key objective in this first year has been to move Ontario players from playing on unregulated sites to the regulated market, so that they would benefit from high standards of operator and game integrity, fairness and player protections including responsible gambling safeguards,” said Tom Mungham, Registrar and CEO of the AGCO. “Although there’s still much work to be done, we’re pleased to see such a substantial shift towards gaming on regulated sites so far, and everything that it represents for players and for the province.”

“Since its launch in April 2022, Ontario’s igaming market has displaced the existing unregulated market and made Ontario an internationally recognized leader in this industry,” said Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario. “We are truly proud of this strong, responsible, competitive online gaming model.”

Launched April 4 of last year, the Government of Ontario worked with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and iGaming Ontario (iGO), its internet gaming subsidiary, to establish an open igaming market that allows eligible private gaming operators, registered with the AGCO and under contract with iGO, to participate in Ontario’s legal gaming market.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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