FanDuel Acquires Gaming License for Ontario

This week, leading gaming company FanDuel announced that it will be expanding its area of operations in North America as it is set to debut in Ontario. The gambling leader revealed that its gaming-related supplier license application has been approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, thus clearing the way for its launch in the province.

On Monday, April 4, 2022, Ontario will be officially starting its own private betting iGaming and online sports wagering market for gaming companies. When this occurs, operators that have been licensed by the AGCO will be legally allowed to offer their online gaming and sports betting solutions to the local bettors or supply them to other licensed entities.

Available on Monday

Once the market goes live, FanDuel’s Sportsbook with embedded casino and its standalone Casino app will also debut in Canada’s most populous province. Residents and visitors of the province will be able to enjoy the company’s suite of real-time, real-money gaming offerings, while conveniently using only one account and wallet to be able to play on its platforms.

The online sportsbook is one of the best in the business, and it is powered by IGT’s PlaySports platform, which comes with Same Game Parlay™ bets (SGP), Odds Boosts, Data Visuals, and Streaming options. In addition to that, the company’s Player Account Management System and Casino are powered by GAN, which is a leading B2B technology provider of real money internet gaming solutions.

Ontario gamblers will be surprised to see that FanDuel casino boasts a portfolio of over 250 titles in live dealer, random number generation, and slot games, which they will be soon able to enjoy. Transactions will be handled by payment processing provider Nuvei, which allows several payment and withdrawal methods, including Interac, PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa.

However, with the great variety of sports betting and gaming options, the company has not forgotten about player health. The leader is set to utilize its “Play Well” campaign, which will help players to avoid problematic gambling-related conditions and habits and impact them and their loved ones. More information could be found on the corporation’s website www.fanduel.com/rg/canada.

More Licensed Operators

Other operators who have also received the go-ahead from the AGCO to join the market as regulated suppliers include Kindred Group’s Unibet. This week, the company announced that its Unibet Sportsbook and iGaming products will be accessible to Ontario bettors on on.unibet.ca when the market goes live. Its premium products can also be downloaded in a mobile version on both iOS and Android devices.

Leading independent sportsbook and sports betting technology provider Kambi Group has also joined the long list of provincially registered gaming brands in Ontario. Through the license, the company will be able to offer its sportsbook technology services to other entities who have been given the nod to join the market and use it as a platform for their sports betting offerings in the province.

Source: “FanDuel Group to Launch Sportsbook and Casino in Ontario”, Cision, March 31, 2022

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Yolina has followed closely the latest development on the Canadian gaming scene over the past years, monitoring the land-based, lottery, and online offerings up for grabs. The dynamic nature of the local lottery and casino fields, as well as the opportunities lying ahead of Canada fire her enthusiasm for what is to come. A sports betting enthusiast, in her spare time Yolina could be found in her natural habitat – turning the pages of biographies and catching up on the latest stand-up comedy podcasts.