PokerStars, Casumo among latest prepared to wade into Ontario market

A little more than 10 weeks into the lifespan of the Ontario regulated market, and the pool keeps deepening.

Among the latest brands to be approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to operate in the province are BetVictor, PokerStars, and Casumo

Gibraltar-based operator BetVictor was the 35th gaming operator approved by the AGCO when it received its license on June 3, but it has yet to secure an operating agreement with iGaming Ontario.

Flutter’s PokerStars and Pret Play’s Casumo are also now licensed with the AGCO and can go live once they pass the last checkpoint with iGO. PokerStars’ license is for two years until June 2024, while Casumo’s is for a single year.

PokerStars’ regulated online poker license has been issued to TSG Interactive Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Flutter, the parent company of PokerStars, under the domain, reports Pokerfuse. The regulator has also authorized the operator’s casino and sports domains and three mobile apps — one for each vertical.

Meanwhile, a few new gaming sites have now passed that iGO hurdle and are operational in the market as of June 9.

SkillOnNet’s PlayOjo, SlotsMagic, and SpinGenie brands are now live with a portfolio of games that now includes Bragg Gaming slots content from the iGaming provider’s in-house studio, Atomic Slot Lab, as well as exclusive titles from ORYX Gaming.

In addition, Comeon! and are also now up and running after receiving licenses in past weeks.

More than 35 operators have been approved for licenses and 28 privately operated sites are currently live in the province’s regulated market, in addition to Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The word at the recent Canadian Gaming Summit was that there are potentially more than 70 brands currently at some stage of the application process.

In addition, there are others such as Bally’s, which reportedly expects to launch in Ontario later this summer, and BetRegal which have been waiting for the market to take shape before stepping in.

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