Toronto-based theScore Bet has announced that it has obtained Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) GLI-33 certification for its mobile sports betting and iGaming app and the sportsbook player account management platform it plans to deploy in Ontario’s new and expanded digital gaming and betting market.
A theScore release notes that securing GLI-33 certification satisfies one of the requirements the platform must achieve before it is eligible to offer internet sports betting and iGaming as a regulated operator in Ontario.
Ontario is widely expected to open up its regulated online iGaming and sports betting to private operators in early 2022.
theScore Bet, which has recently joined the Canadian Gaming Association, says it looks forward to offering Ontarians its online sports betting and iGaming services, subject to receipt of all regulatory approvals and satisfaction of pre-launch requirements imposed by the AGCO and iGaming Ontario.
“We’re pleased to be one of the first online gaming operators to secure GLI-33 certification in Ontario,” said John Levy, CEO of theScore. “We are eager to launch theScore Bet in our home market and showcase our unrivalled combination of media and gaming to fans across the province. This approval is a credit to our first-rate product and engineering team who have been hard at work to ready theScore Bet for launch in Ontario.”
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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) in October opened up its registration process for prospective iGaming operators in the province.
A report from Eilers & Krejcik published that same month predicted that Ontario’s sports betting market will yield $570 million in online sports betting gross gaming revenue (GGR) in 2022, rising to more than $900 million by 2026, and will account for about half of total online sports betting GGR across the 2022-26 period.