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Canada Betting: Ontario Launching Brand-New Online Gaming Market

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With help from both the Government of Ontario and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, iGaming Ontario (iGO) is launching a new online gaming market on April 4, the company announced Friday.

“Consumers can be assured that companies who successfully enter the new Ontario market will have met rigorous standards of game and operator integrity, fairness, player protections and social responsibility, allowing all players to play with confidence,” Martha Otton, iGO Executive Director, said in a statement.

“Prevention of underage access, ensuring compliance with applicable laws including anti-money laundering rules and regulations, and measures to enable more responsible gambling are just a few of the assurances consumers can expect in the new market as of April 4.”

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It’ll be the first regulated and licensed iGaming market in Ontario, which is set to watch sportsbook apps such as DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM and others launch around the same time.

“Today, most internet gaming by Ontarians takes place on websites not conducted and managed by the province,” added Otton.

“Our new internet gaming market will give consumers enhanced entertainment choice, support the growth of a new, legal market and generate revenue that can help fund programs and services that benefit all of us.”

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