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Upping the ante: Ontario’s iGaming model will be industry game changer

Author(s): Eric M. Levy, Ted Liu, Jacqueline Code, Shira Dveris, Natasha Chin

Dec 13, 2021

The developments that occurred this past year in the regulation of gaming activities in Canada can only be described as “game-changing.”

Perhaps the most significant for the gaming industry is the development of an Internet gaming (iGaming) regulatory framework in Ontario. The iGaming agency model between iGaming Ontario (iGO) and private Internet gaming operators is the first of its kind in Canada, moving beyond the limited online gaming platforms offered exclusively through government lottery corporations to involve regulated participation by private operators. The new model is paving the way for similar initiatives by other provinces. The opportunities in this area are immense. The Canadian Gaming Association estimates that Canadians currently spend $14 billion yearly on offshore betting websites...