One of the leading iGaming suppliers on the international market, Relax Gaming will be entering the newly regulated Ontario gaming market on April 4, 2022, the official launch date for iGaming in the province.
Relax Gaming has been granted a gaming license by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), which will allow the company to be one of the first software providers for the market.
At launch, Relax is set to offer over 130 casino games, half of which are a result of their cooperation with 16 smaller partner studios, and the other half built in-house.
With the Ontario market looking to be a very lucrative opportunity for all iGaming companies, Relax Gaming is set to use it to fuel future expansion into North America.
Chief Regulatory Officer at Relax Gaming, Alexia Smilovic Rønde commented: “The opening of the Ontario province marks the long-awaited debuts of regulated operations in Canada and is truly a turning point for the industry in the region.”
“Relax Gaming is delighted to be part of this journey from the very beginning, as well as offer its compliant portfolio and suite of partners under our regulatory umbrella, to make an equally swift and brilliant entry on the local scene.”
With Relax Gaming portfolio including such a versatile selection of games from many studios, it is guaranteed to add great value to the casino operators launching their titles in April.
About Ontario Gaming Market
For a long time, online gambling in Canada was restricted, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation had a full monopoly over the market.
Following a set of decisions and laws voted for in the parliament, the most populous province in Canada, Ontario, is now set to launch a full iGaming market, with online sports betting, casinos, and poker all set to launch on April 4, 2022.
This move allows private operators to acquire gaming licenses to operate in Ontario, which is issued by iGaming Ontario, a subsidiary of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the province’s top regulatory body.
The great number of potential players makes Ontario one of the biggest and most attractive markets in North America today, which attracted a great number of companies to apply for licenses and try to launch as early as possible.
The list includes major iGaming operators such as BetMGM, BetRivers, PokerStars, Unibet, DraftKings, FanDuel, and many more, all of whom will be looking for their slice of the big new market that Ontario is set to become.
It comes as no surprise that software providers such as Relax Gaming are joining this push, as their licensing will be necessary for the uninhibited launch of online casino sites they power. While Relax was one of the early studios to acquire a license, we can expect many other software developers to look to join the market in the weeks and months to follow.