Ontario market update: more suppliers join the wave

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has issued several more supplier licenses with just days to go before the launch of the regulated Ontario market on April 4.

While, as of March 31, 15 private operators have been licensed to rival Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) in Ontario’s regulated market, the supplier market is dozens strong and growing almost by the day.

Raymond Kahnert, a spokesman for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, told Gambling.com that 41 suppliers were registered to operate by late last week. More than 700 online games have been certified for use in Ontario.

Since then, numerous more suppliers have been added to the list.

Those include Aspire Global-owned aggregator and content provider Pariplay, which says it already has deals in place with a number of operators and partners across the province. The company’ is already live in Alberta supplying content to Alberta, Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis’ PlayAlberta platform.

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Slot developer Blueprint Gaming has been approved to launch over 50 games to operators and players, including titles such as The Goonies, ted, Sausage Party, and an adapted version of its Deal or No Deal-branded games.

Swedish Slot specialist Quickspin, whose parent company is gaming tech giant Playtech, has also been granted a license, as has Relax Gaming, for which Ontario will represent the first entry into the North American market. Relax plans to begin rolling out in the United States later this year.

Global B2B sports betting and iGaming service provider FSB has also been registered, allowing it to work with approved operators in the province and provide its omnichannel sportsbook product and online casino aggregation.

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Licensed operators and suppliers must still execute an agreement with iGaming Ontario before they can officially launch in the regulated Ontario market, as well as fulfill other requirements such as achieving the Responsible Gambling Council’s RG Check accreditation.

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