AGCO Releases Final Registrar’s Standards

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released its final Registrar’s Standards on iGaming in the province.

The draft of the iGaming standards, as well as the sports betting standard, was published in July. The AGCO has now released a refined and updated version that incorporates the feedback it received on sport and event wagering standards.

The sport and event betting standards were developed to address the expanded menu of sport and event betting options and to minimize the potential compromising of betting markets through activities such as insider betting or game manipulation including:

• Requiring operators to actively monitor the betting markets for suspicious betting activity
• Prohibiting insiders, including coaches, athletes and referees, from betting on certain events
• Ensuring that sport and event offerings meet acceptable betting criteria and are not objectionable

The Registrar Standards for Internet Gaming are expected to come into force when the regulated igaming market is launched in Ontario.

On Monday, September 13, prospective iGaming operators and gaming-related suppliers can access application forms that will be available on iAGCO.

The Canadian Gaming Association invites anyone with questions to contact [email protected].

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