Bet365 and FanDuel among latest Ontario licensees

iGaming Ontario, the subsidiary of Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), has issued a number of new licences ahead of the Canadian province launching its regulated online gambling market next month.

Hillside, operating as Bet365, secured a licence in Ontario, along with Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel and Unibet.

Other recent named licensees include Annexio Limited, which will operate as Lotogo, Coolbear, Fitzdares and NSUS Limited, operating under the WSOP brand.

In recent weeks, LeoVegas, Rush Street Interactive, Rivalry, theScoreBet and 888 have also secured approval to launch in Ontario.

Licences were issued by iGaming Ontario, which will oversee the province’s market when it formally launches on 4 April.

Each of the licences will run from the day the market opens, through to 3 April 2024.

Earlier this week, new guidance from the AGCO warned operators in the process of securing a licence to cease activities when the province’s igaming market opens next month.

Companies will be required to shut down any activities Canada’s largest province, or face having their application for registration rejected by the regulator.

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