Ontario Online Casinos Open With Great iGaming Options

Ontario Online Casinos Open With Great iGaming Options
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Ty Bronicel
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Ty Bronicel
Updated: October 20th 2023

“O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!”

Oh, yeah, Ontarian entrepreneurs, you are now legally free to create your own online operations – that can provide eager bettors with options including sports, esports events and, of course, casino games – but only after complying with all of the rules and regulations of the provincially regulated iGaming marketplace (aka the Best Online Casino Ever in Ontario), which officially launched to great fanfare on Monday, April 4.

Single-game sports betting has been legal in Canada since 2021 but the industry didn't fully open in Ontario until Monday.

It’s been reported that 25-30 government-approved operations were up and running as of Monday night with many more to follow. Just in time for the men’s NCAA Championship game (April 4), the start of the 2022 Major League Baseball season, and The Masters. Is this the first domino to fall, with Canada’s nine other provinces looking to follow Ontario’s lead and benefit by getting in on the wagering tax windfall in the future? Seems more than likely now that it’s legal in Ontario – and online company execs are celebrating Monday’s launch.

"Until now, we've been unable to legally offer a product, or offer a product at all, in this market," said Steven Salz, the CEO and co-founder of the Toronto-based site Rivalry. "It's a net-new market for us and we have a bit of a home-court advantage."

"Today is a great day for Ontario sports fans," said Scott Vanderwel, the chief executive officer of PointsBet Canada. "I'd like to share how thrilled we are to see the province's sports wagering market officially open.”

Not only does legalizing sports betting lead to increased revenue for sports teams, TV providers, and advertisers — but it also means more tax revenue, too. The local provinces and the federal government will pull in more tax revenue.

And it’s always a great day spending time on OddsSeeker.com where you can check out our Ontario online gambling guide, our reviews of the best online gambling sites, and the best sports wagering apps out there, with all the information you need to set up an account. We’re fans of BetRivers Ontario, Bet365 Ontario, DraftKings Ontario, BetMGM, PointsBet Canada, theScore Bet, and more.

Let’s not forgot about the Best Ontario Online Casinos. Here at OddsSeeker, we look to provide a one-stop shopping experience to discover all of the games available at each online site, including ratings, instructions on how to sign up and play (here’s a list of sites that accept PayPal), and much more. You’ll find various-themed slot machines, live blackjack, roulette, Let it Ride, poker, and, of course, the granddaddy of them all when it comes to card games: Texas Hold ‘em. Something for everyone. As always, good luck!

Disclaimer: 19+. Ontario Only. Please play responsibly. If you have questions or concerns about your gambling or someone close to you, please contact ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 to speak to an advisor, free of charge.

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