DraftKings Receives iGaming License to Operate in Ontario

May 24th, 2022
Back DraftKings Receives iGaming License to Operate in Ontario

Ontario Welcomes One More Superb Brand

Following the most recent approval issued to content provider Push Gaming, Ontario has welcomed another online casino brand, giving consumers an extended range of games to choose from. The newest corporation welcomed to the market is no other than DraftKings, a widely famous sports betting operator.

Aside from top-class sports betting experience, including National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer, the forward-thinking supplier possesses a colorful selection of casino games such as slots, Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat. Its lobby accommodates over 130 finest releases, with new ones being added regularly.

Worth noting is that DraftKings’ application is the 37th to receive approval from relevant institutions in Ontario. Yet, the number of certified suppliers encompasses multiple applications from operators that intend to offer their services using more than one website, such as Entain and SkillOnNet.

Milestone Reached

The double launch for the globally acclaimed operator comes six weeks after the Canadian province opened its sports betting and iGaming markets on April 4.

DraftKings’ co-founder, chairman, and chief executive Jason Robins commented on the Ontario launch as follows:

“DraftKings’ entry into Canada with our online sportsbook and online casino products is a significant milestone in our expansion efforts as we reach nearly 40-percent of Canada’s total population.”

Interestingly, the company is only the 12th operator to be approved for a two-year license. Just to clarify, all other studios and providers except the provincial lottery are licensed to operate for only one year.

Responsibility Among Top Priorities

Through the DraftKings S.E.R.V.E.S. program, the corporation is committed to creating inclusive and responsible pathways for people to build, create, imagine, and innovate. Its focuses include service, Equity, responsible gaming, vitality, entrepreneurship, and sports.

Responsible gaming is a key pillar of the program and reflects the company’s mission to protect consumers by relying on groundbreaking technology. The team aims to ensure a safe and secure gaming environment by providing employee training, resources for customers, and the support of evidence-based research.

Continuous Expansion and Some Penalties

Officially running for almost two months, the Ontario market has so far welcomed multiple renowned brands, both providers and operators.

Some of the content developers approved to distribute their games include Push Gaming, Play’n GO, Nolimit City, Wazdan, Evolution, Microgaming, Armadillo Studios, and more. This means that punters can check out not only a spectrum of feature-filled slot games but test their skills playing the very best table and live dealer games.

Regarding the fines…

…AGCO has served BetMGM and PointsBet with notices of monetary penalty in the range of $48,000 and $30,000 respectively. Both brands failed to comply with advertising standards issued by the authority in charge, by offering bonuses in a manner they shouldn’t have.

Just to remind, these companies were among the first operators greenlighted to offer games to residents of this Canadian province. Alongside them, players can now deposit and play in a growing selection of best online casinos in Ontario such as Leo Vegas, Royal Panda, 888 Casino, Coolbet Casino, and more.


“DraftKings launches sports betting and iGaming in Ontario”, Fletcher, Robert,  igamingbusiness.com, May 19, 2022.

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