iGaming Ontario (iGO) has announced that NorthStar Bets has officially gone live as the 17th privately operated brand in Ontario’s regulated online gaming and betting market.
NorthStar’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) registration had been confirmed in late April, and it has now executed an operating agreement with iGO to officially launch in the province.
NorthStar Bets is the 16th privately operated brand to join Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG)’s PROLINE in the market, and its northstarbets.ca site will be the 23rd online gaming and betting website that is officially licensed and operational.
— iGaming Ontario (@iGamingOntario) May 9, 2022
NorthStar, is a made-in-Ontario casino and sportsbook gaming platform that is partnered with media companies including Torstar and The Parleh, as well as renowned Canadian sports broadcaster Rod Black and Senior NHL Insider Chris Johnston.
NorthStar joins the following brands that were already operational in the Ontario market:
- 888 (via 888casino.ca, 888poker.ca, and 888sport.ca)
- BetMGM (via casino.on.BetMGM.ca, poker.on.BetMGM.ca, and sports.on.BetMGM.ca)
- Party (via on.partycasino.ca, on.partypoker.ca, and on.partysports.ca)
Others are expected to soon join the crowd including US giant DraftKings*, BetRegal, Betway, Bet99, and ComeOn.
Meanwhile, online casino games developer Wazdan has received AGCO approval to offer its games in the recently regulated market of Ontario, which will become its fourth licensed jurisdiction in North America.