Ontario Ends Transition Period For Unlicensed Operators

Today the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario shared that they've ended the transition period for unlicensed betting sites to offer services in Ontario and be able to apply for a gaming license.

Ontario liberalized its gaming market and launched services on April 4th of this year, but allowed operators that provided services before the market was open time to exit the market and still be in good standing to apply for a license. That grace period is now over and operators can now face legal action as well as have a hard time when applying for a license in the future.

The regulator will be issuing a notice to help those that have pulled out of the market on how they can successfully transition into the newly-regulated market.

November 1st will also mark the start of the date in which gaming systems need to be installed and maintained in a way that is safe for players. There are also restrictions to live dealer games from being provided to anyone with a business need.

Casino Listings News has been extensively covering the Ontario market and will be letting you know of any new operators that intend to come on-board.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.


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